Historical geography is an active, theoretically-informed and vibrant field of study within modern geography, with strong interdisciplinary connections with the humanities and the social sciences. The SAGE Handbook of Historical Geography provides an international and in-depth overview of the field with chapters that examine the history, present condition and future significance of historical geography in relation to recent developments and current research. The Handbook is in two volumes, divided across nine parts. Volume One includes commentaries on the history and geography of historical geography, and reviews how historical geographers have considered the appropriation, management and representation of landscape, the changing geographies of property, land, money and financial capital, and the demographic, medical and political analysis of the world's growing and mobile population. Volume Two shows how historical geographers have made significant contributions to geopolitical debates about the relationships between nation-states and empires, to environmental challenges posed by human interaction with the natural world, to studies of the cultural, intellectual and political implications of modern science and technology, and to investigations of communicative action, artefacts, performances and representations. The final part reviews the methodological and ethical challenges of historical geography as a publicly engaged research practice. Part 1: Histories and Geographies; Part 2: Land and Landscapes; Part 3: Property and Money; Part 4: Population and Mobility; Part 5: Territory and Geopolitics; Part 6: Environment and Nature; Part 7: Science and Technology; Part 8: Meaning and Communication; and Part 9: Studies in Practice.
Part IX: Studies in Practice
Although predicated on creating new knowledge about past places, historical geography actively engages with the here and now. At the heart of recent public debates concerning the politics of commemoration and heritage, for example, are questions about how history and meaning is materialised in places like museums and who gets to narrate and interpret historic sites, questions that have long engaged historical geographers. Historical geography, like all forms of knowledge production, is a practice. Historical geographers work in the world – at archives, in community centres, museums, creative arts centres, and in digital spaces. The five chapters in this part address some of the ways in which historical geography is practised, and the methodological, practical and ...