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.
Chapter 49: History, Geography and the GeoHumanities
History, Geography and the GeoHumanities
What are the Geohumanities?
A confession to begin. I suffer from sub-disciplinary envy. I have always very much wanted to be a historical geographer, but I never quite feel up to the task. I was, I suspect, first addicted to Geography as a whole through readings of Mona Domosh's (1991) feminist historiography of geography and David Livingstone's (1992) The Geographical Tradition, and was hooked by courses on the English Landed Estate and by the work of Stephen Daniels (1993) and Denis Cosgrove (Cosgrove and Daniels 1988) on art, architecture and performance. I have been lucky enough to be trained by and to count as colleagues and friends, people I believe to be some of best ...