Historical Geography


On completion of this module students will/should have a fundamental knowledge of the nature and practice of historical geography. Prominence will be accorded to: interpreting landscapes through maps, geographers’ biobibliographical studies and a local case study of the interplay between public historical geography and memory.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define historical geography and evaluate the role that maps and map-making play in illuminating an understanding of past histories and geographies;

  2. Evaluate the lives and works of historical geographers by using biobibliographical perspectives

  3. Demonstrate a better understanding of the past insofar as its legacy is still with us in cultural landscapes, and comprehend the role of public historical geography in the production of documentary films, heritage trails (including historic sites and memorials) and atlases of revolution;

  4. Demonstrate accomplished presentation, interpretation and writing skills as they pertain to the understanding of historical geography;

  5. Demonstrate an ability to utilise a broad range of primary and secondary sources (e.g. blogs, books, book chapters, dissertations, field evidence, films, journal articles, magazine articles, manuscripts, maps, newspaper articles, podcasts, theses, websites, and videos);

  6. Draw on the past to comprehend the present and grasp the importance of securing the future, thus linking to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

% Coursework 60%
% Final Exam 40%