Paul Claval - Curriculum vitae#


Studies
  • 1942-1949. Lycée Gambetta in Cahors
  • 1949-1955: University of Toulouse
  • 1955: Agrégé de Géographie
  • 1970: Docteur d'Etat, University of Besançon

Career
  • Teacher in Secondary Schools, 1955-1960
  • Lecturer (1960-1970) and professor (1970-1972) at the University of Besançon
  • Professor at the University of Paris-XIII (Paris-Nord), 1972-1973.
  • Professor at the University of Paris-IV (Paris-Sorbonne), 1973-1998.
  • Emeritus professor since 1998

Editorial responsabilities

Member of the editing board of: Revue géographique de l'Est (1964-1972), L'Espace Géographique (since 1972), Progress in Human Geography (1977-1986), Journal of Historical Geography (1980-1986), Political Geography Quaterly (19881-1986), Urban Geography (1989- ), Geoforum (1989-2000), Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie (1990-2002), The Geojournal Library (1990- )Erdkunde (1992- ), Annals, Association of the American Geographers (1992-1998).

Director of Géographie et cultures (1992- 1998).

In charge of geographical series for Presses Universitaires de France (1976-1986), Litec (1968-1981). Director of Mémoires et documents de géographie, Editions du CNRS (1987-1994), L'Harmattan (1992-1998).

Internationl prices and awards
  • Vautrin Lud Prize, 1996
  • Doctor honoris causa of the Universities of Geneva (1980), Trieste (1997), Trente (1998), Buenos Aires (1999), Tsukuba (1999), Rome (2001) and Montréal (2008)
  • Lauréat d'honneur of the International Geographical Union, 2004

Visits to foreign universities
  • Invited professor at the Universities of Sherbrooke, Laval in Quebec City, Montreal, Minnesota, Federal da Bahia (Salvador, Brazil), National Taiwan Normal University, Amsterdam, Federal de Santa Catarina (Fortaleza, Brazil), Liège (Belgium), Tsukuba (Japan).
  • Invited for a tour of lectures in British Universities by the S.S.R.C. and the Royal Geographical Society, 1980, French National Fellow in New Zealand, 1980.


Lectures delivered in 71 foreign universities.
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