MAP#39 – 7 Steps To Become a Historian

Historian | Medieval ArchivesHow do you become a historian? I get asked that questions a lot. So today I’ll answer it. We will look at 7 steps you can take to begin your journey through history.

We’ll also look at some of the jobs you can get as a historian. The list may surprise you.

If you’re a historian or a historian-in-the-making tell us what inspired you on your journey. Please send any comments, suggestions or topic ideas to podcast@medievalarchives.com You can also leave your comment on the voicemail line at +1 720.722.1066

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In this episode we discuss steps to become a historian like:

  • Identifying your interest
  • Finding your inspiration
  • Research
  • Publishing Papers
  • History Jobs
  • And more…

Archive/Research sites:

Historical Societies:

I mentioned you can take classes from Universities like Berkeley, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Notre Dame. To find those classes visit www.medievalarchives.com/FreeClasses.

Another learning option is listening to lectures from some of the same Universities. To find the lectures visit www.medievalarchives.com/iTunesU.


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