pigpotjr t1_jd4klvr wrote

Thank you so much for your detailed response! If it is alright, I do have one last question.

It's wildly known that the Job market for both Academic and non-academic historians (amongst many other humanities) is unfortunately abysmal. Can the same be said for academic Geography? In other words, which field, the history of Geography, has the better academic job outlook?

Thanks again; I really appreciate it!


pigpotjr t1_jcrn6s4 wrote

Thank you! Just to make sure I understand it correctly. An academic historian would study the American Revolution in Boston, but an academic geographer would study how the location of Boston contributed to its role in the American Revolution? If this is the case, how is this different from Environmental History?

Also, do you have any recommendations for academic geography literature so as to get a better idea of the field's research? Thanks again; I am just confused about how both fields differ since they seem so similar.