Teaching historical geography in the field

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This paper examines the pedagogical and practical challenges associated with teaching historical geography, and archival research specifically, in the context of the undergraduate field trip. In so doing, it draws upon students' own reflections on the experience of conducting archival research during a field trip to New York City and presents the results of an international survey of academics' views as to the current problems and future possibilities associated with the teaching of historical geography and the implications of these perspectives for future curriculum design.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567–577
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • historical geography
  • pedagogy
  • fieldwork
  • archival research

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