How 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 email@example.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
- Publishing Papers
- History Jobs
- And more…
- U.S. Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov
- U.S. National Archives: http://www.archives.gov
- Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org
- UK National Archives: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
- American Historical Association: http://www.historians.org
- Organization of American Historians: http://www.oah.org
- Society of American Archivists: http://www.archivists.org
- The Medieval Academy of America: http://www.medievalacademy.org/
- Mid-America Medieval Association: http://www.midamericamedievalassociation.org/
- The Medieval Association of the Pacific: http://www.csun.edu/english/map/
- The Rocky Mountain Medieval & Renaissance Association: http://clem.mscd.edu/~tayljeff/RMMRA/Index.html
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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Cool! Thanks for posting the lecture links.