Who Is the Historian?
  • Release Date : 07 January 2016
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 144 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781442635722
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Download or read book entitled Who Is the Historian? by author: Nigel A. Raab which was release on 07 January 2016 and published by University of Toronto Press with total page 144 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Today's students are questioning why they should take courses in the humanities and social sciences. Using a conversational voice, Raab provides an answer by explaining the role of the historian and what she or he does. Fully cognizant that most students will not become historians in universities, Raab provides examples of people who use their historical educations in other environments. Each chapter describes a specific aspect of "doing history," beginning with the spaces where historians work (e.g. archives). Readers are then introduced to the material with which historians work (primary sources) and the collaborations that exist between historians, librarians, and archivists. Raab also explores the impact of the digital age on historical work, the particular skillset imparted to those with an education in history, and the relationship between history and the humanities.