The International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place (IASESP) was first founded under the auspices of the Society for Philosophy & Geography in 1999. The Society for Philosophy & Geography continued to sponsor the annual meetings until 2003.
The Sixth Annual International Conference was held under the auspices of the The Geophilia Society. Beginning in 2005, the group reconstituted itself as the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place. Towson University has housed the IASESP and hosted a majority of the conferences since the association's conception.
In 2013, the home of IASESP moved from Towson University to Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT.