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.

Memory, Materiality, Museology

Memory, materiality, museology
Claire Warrior

Introduction

Museums today are a global phenomenon. In 2014, it was estimated that there were more than 55,000 of them in some 202 countries, their popularity showing no sign of waning as more and more are built, particularly in the Middle East and China (ICOM, 2010–18; The Economist, 2014). The opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi in 2017, its building designed by renowned architect Jean Nouvel, its displays planned to include the most expensive painting ever sold, Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi, demonstrates the cultural (and often political and economic) power that museums possess. They, and the things they contain, have a hold on our collective imagination; they are influential in representing both the past and the present, ...

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