The Home of Geography has been born thanks to an agreement between IGU and Società Geografica Italiana, and thanks to a money contribute of IGU, two rooms offered by SGI and not forgetting a substantial contribute of the Roman Municipality.
In 2005 the Executive Committees of IGU and SGI decided to close the serie of the Home of Geography papers Newsletters, and open a new series of e_Newsletters; as planned, the e_Newsletters appeared quarterly.
Following the Corresponding Members Action Plan
, the e_Newsletter should have been distributed by e-mail also to all the Corresponding Members.
In fact, there were quite no Corresponding Members, as their only benefit was limited to receive the IGU annual printed reports; very nice, if not because these reports usually appeared with some years delay (nowadays, thanks to Secretary General Mike Meadows, the delay ha been canceled). So, by my side and in agreement with IGU President in that time, the late Adalberto Vallega, I began sending the Newsletter to all the people who asked me, and my informal mailing list is still growing.
Furthermore, many Commission's Chairs diffuse the Newsletters to their own list, and now we have an appreciable degree of globalisation.
The e-Newsletters can be downloaded both, in .docx and in .pdf format. The first eight issues have been translated in French, but since the 9th only the minutes of the EC Meeting are translated (if not in the same issue, in the following). After a while, and thanks to Mexican colleagues, a Spanish version is usually following.
After some years there was no more money for the running of the HofG: in 2010 the SGI took back the first room used since 2000 to host the HofG, and also the second have been taken back in 2011. President Abler willing to maintain in life the HofG and I was available to continue the website and editing the Newsletter. So began the New Series, still appearing regularly, every theree months.
Let me stress that, ever since, all the work is done im my home, on my working table, with my old computer and scanner. My term as IGU Vice President came to an end in Krakow 2014, and I am glad for being still operating in the wide Geographycal field.
The presence of Franch mother tongue speakers in the actual IGU EC made it possible to have the Franch translation of their Meetings together with the English version, so both the (official) languages are now available and distributed to the HofG's mailing list.
N° 1 - July 2005 - N° 2 -- October 2005 -- N° 3 - January 2006 -- N° 4 - April 2006
N° 5 - July 2006 - N° 6 -- October 2006 -- N° 7 - January 2007 -- N° 8 - April 2007
N° 9 - July 2007 -- N° 10 - October 2007 -- N° 11 - January 2008 -- N° 12 - April 2008
N° 13 - July 2008 -- N° 14 - Oct 2008 -- N° 15 - Jan 2009 -- N° 16 - April 2009
N° 17 - July 2009 -- N° 18 - Oct 2009 -- N° 19 - Jan 2010 -- N° 20 - Apr 2010
N° 21 - July 2010 -- N° 22 - October 2010 -- N° 23 - January 2011 -- N° 24 - April 2011
N° 25 - July 2011 -- N° 26 - October 2011
NS n.1 - January 2012 -- NS n.2 - April 2012 -- NS n.3 - July 2012 -- NS n.4 - October 2012
NS n.5 - January 2013 -- NS n.6 - April 2013 -- NS n.7 - July 2013 -- NS n.8 - October 2013
NS n.9 - January 2014 -- NS n.10 - April 2014 -- NS n.11 - July 2014 -- NS n.12 - October 2014
NS n.13 - January 2015 -- NS n.14 - April 2015 -- NS n.15 - July 2015 -- NS n.16 - Oct. 2015
NS n.17 - January 2016 -- NS n.18 - April 2016 -- NS n.19 - July 2016 -- NS n.20 - Oct. 2016
NS n.21 - January 2017 -- NS n.22 - April 2017 -- NS n.23 - July 2017 -- NS n.24 - Oct. 2017
NS n.25 - January 2018 -- NS n.26 - April 2018 .. NS n.27 - July 2018 -- NS n.28 - October 2018
NS n.29 - January 2019 -- NS n.30 - April 2019 -- NS n.31 - July 2019 -- NS n.32 - October 2019
NS n.33 - January 2020 - NS n.34 - April 2020 -- NS n.35 - July 2020 -- NS n.36 - October 2020