The introduction of new technologies and collaborations can broaden out what historical geographers do
Interpretation of historical landscapes, in the physical environment or recovered from maps, photographs and other sources, has long been an interest of historical geographers. The introduction of new technologies in geographical information science, and collaborations with people who work on the history of the environment using paleo-liminology, and paleo-environmental and archaeological data, can broaden out what historical geographers do.
Some of the benefits of doing historical landscape analysis with your students:
It takes students beyond (but still complements) historical geography in an archive;
An understanding of historical geography as being important to the contemporary manifestation and management of places and communities;
Embeds historical geography in the broader spectrum of geographical learning in a way that physical and human geographers, geologists and environmentalists can all relate to;
Brings lectures and seminars, and sources, to life.
In these clips Briony McDonagh describes two different historical geography fieldtrips offered by the University of Hull, using landscape analysis to enhance student’s understanding of historical places and communities in Nottinghamshire and Shropshire.
Part of the Historical Geography Research Group (HGRG) series of teaching and learning resources.
Dr Simon Tate (Newcastle University) and Dr Lynda Yorke (Bangor University)
David Matless (University of Nottingham) discusses ways of encouraging curiosity and further independent research/study in historical geography.
A roundtable discussion by Directions Magazine
Online tools to help with dissertations and research projects
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