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HIST1703 Introduction to History: Historiography

Identifying Useful Research Material

This guide is divided into seven categories. Each is designed to give the researcher ideas on how to track down useful research material that supply:

  1. background on a historiographical topic
  2. tips for writing research papers that analyze historical writings


Does History Repeat Itself?

'History keeps repeating itself.', 'You say that every four years.'

What is Historiography... and Why Should I Care...

Schools of Historiography

  • Annales School
  • Precepts
  • Big history
  • Cliometrics
  • Comparative history
  • Counterfactual history
  • Critical historiography
  • Cultural/Social history
  • Cyclical and linear history
  • Deconstruction
  • Digital Historiography
  • Diplomatic history
  • Economic history
  • Great man history
  • Historical materialism
  • History from below
  • Marxist historiography
  • Metahistory
  • Microhistory
  • History as Propaganda
  • Revisionism
  • Quantitative history
  • Information history