We’re happy to welcome the Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley to the Flickr Commons. Formed in 1898, it is one of the most well-known geography departments in the world and the oldest university geography department in the English-speaking world. Through the last century, the department has been a leading center of scholarship, especially in the field of human and cultural geography.
In the mid twentieth century, under the leadership of American geographer Carl O. Sauer, the department’s geographic enquiry gained international prominence as the “Berkeley School” of geographic thought. Their work focuses on the ever shifting processes that form and change our built and natural environments, our cultures, economies, industries, and relationships with each other and our environment.
The Department’s Flickr account contains the photography collection of Urbain J. Kinet, a geographer and world traveler. This is the first of many works they intend to post on Flickr as they establish this page as a portal for department associated visual collections.
We’re happy to welcome the Department of Geography at UC Berkeley. Thank you for joining the Flickr Commons!
To learn more about Geography at Berkeley, visit the department’s Facebook page and Youtube channel. And be sure to follow the Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley’s Flickr photostream if you like what you see!