Course: Historical Geography

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Course title Historical Geography
Course code KGE/HIGE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Matušková Alena, Doc. PaedDr. CSc.
  • Rousová Magdalena, Mgr. M.A., Ph.D.
  • Lepič Martin, Mgr.
Course content
- Historical geography as a scientific discipline - object and subject, basic concepts, scientific journals. - Themes, methods and key representatives of the current historical geography. - Databases and sources of information on historical-geographical research of the Czech lands. - Changes in the geographical organization of society - industrialization, urbanization, transport, diffusion of innovation (Hägerstrand). - Landscape changes - the development of land use and land cover, geographical environment and its reconstruction. - Borders in space and time - changes of the localization and perception, the 'phantom borders' phenomenon. - Nations and nationalism in historical geography - landscape, symbolic iconography, and spatial identities. - A research of the development of interactions between society and nature, and causes and consequences of their reflection in the landscape (environmental history). - Historical-geographical development of the Czech lands.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Self-study of literature, Textual studies, Seminar
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 2 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 10 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 2 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
To pass the course students are expected to have basic skills of using literature, articles and Internet resources. Students should be able to find the connection between information.
professional skills
Students are expected to have basic skills of using and searching in web databeses.
general eligibility
N/A
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
- to be able to analyze literature and find connection between historical events and current spatial organization of particular regions; - to explain historical roots of the current state of geographical organization of the society in the territory;
professional skills
- to be able to analyze the information on historical-geographical processes and to put them into the context of the development of geographical organization of society;
general eligibility
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture
Seminar
Textual studies
Self-study of literature
professional skills
Lecture with visual aids
Students' portfolio
general eligibility
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Individual study
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Written exam
Test
Quality of a written report
professional skills
Seminar work
Skills demonstration during seminar
general eligibility
Group presentation at a seminar
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • " Tematické odborné časopisy: Historická geografie, Journal of Historical Geography.
  • Baker, Alan Reginald Harold,; Billinge, Mark. Period and place : research methods in historical geography. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-521-18016-0.
  • Baker, Alan R.H. Geography and History. Bridging the Divide. Cambridge, 2003. ISBN 0521288851.
  • Cosgrove, Denis E. Social formation and symbolic landscape. Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 1998. ISBN 978-0-299-15514-8.
  • Daniel, Jan. Enviromentální historie České republiky = Enviromental history of the Czech Republic. 1. vyd. Brno : Masarykova univerzita, 2013. ISBN 978-80-210-6663-2.
  • Graham, Brian. Modern historical geographies/. Logman, 2000. ISBN 0-582-35779-9.
  • Martínek, Jiří; Martínek, Miloslav. Kdo byl kdo : naši cestovatelé a geografové. 1. vyd. Praha : Libri, 1998. ISBN 80-85983-50-8.
  • Morrissey, John. Key concepts in historical geography. Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, 2014. ISBN 978-1-4129-3044-4.
  • Semotanová, Eva. Česko : Ottův historický atlas. Praha : Ottovo nakladatelství, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7360-577-3.
  • Semotanová, Eva. Historická geografie českých zemí. Praha : Historický ústav AV ČR, 1998. ISBN 80-85268-73-6.
  • Trávníček, Dušan. Dějiny geografie mezi oběma světovými válkami : Určeno pro posl. fak. přírodověd. a pedagog.. 1. vyd. Praha : SPN, 1986.
  • Trávníček, Dušan. Historická geografie : Určeno pro posl. fak. přírodověd. a pedagog. Díl 1., Od nejstarších dob do konec 16. století. 1. vyd. Praha : SPN, 1984.
  • Zwettler, Otto. Historická geografie světa. 2. vyd. Brno : Masarykova univerzita, 1992. ISBN 80-210-0470-3.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2017) Geography courses 1 Winter