The Geographic Society of Chicago (GSC) is involved with anything and everything related to the study of geography. Our members and contributors come from all walks of life, all sharing one thing: an unrelenting love and devotion to geographical pursuits.

Established in 1898 by a group of geography professors in order to promote and celebrate the study of geography, the GSC today is comprised of professional geographers, teachers, business and government leaders, as well as interested members of the public.

Together, our board and membership provide education opportunities for students and educators, assist in building geographic materials collections in educational and cultural institutions, promote new and emerging technologies in problem solving, and much more.

Geography: It’s All About Location.™

Webinar Series

With Chicago in our name, we’re very interested in the city we call home.

Our recent webinar – Chicago Neighborhoods: Back of the Yards & Union Stock Yards – looks at one of city’s most written about neighborhoods, the Back of the Yards, as well as the industrial base that created it, and still plays a formative role in its development, the Union Stock Yard.

Our Racial Justice in Chicago Webinar Series covered the Southeast Side, Segregated Communities in the 1960s and Gentrification and the Legacy of Segregation.

All of our videos can be found on our GSC YouTube Channel so be sure to check them out.

Chicago Neighborhoods: Back of the Yards & Union Stock Yard

Travelogue Videos

Missed past Travelogues? We’ve got you covered!

Here are two recent trips. You can also visit the GSC YouTube channel to check out our video library. While you’re there, be sure to like our videos and subscribe to the the GSC YouTube channel to be notified when new ones are added.

South Africa: Pre- and Post-Apartheid

Pearl Seas’ Maiden Voyage: Baltimore to Halifax