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    Fields of history

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    • Ancient history

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    • Archaeology

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    • Art history

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    • Big History

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    • Chronology

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    • Classical studies

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    • Classics journals

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    • Colonialism

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    • Comparative historical research

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    • Contemporary history

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    • Demographic history

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    • Design history

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    • Economic history

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    • History of ideas

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    • Linguistic history

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    • Big History

    • Big History is an emerging academic discipline which examines history from the Big Bang to the present. It examines long time frames using a multidisciplinary approach based on combining numerous disciplines from science and the humanities, and explores human existence in the context of this bigger picture. It integrat ... Read »


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    • Alltagsgeschichte

    • Alltagsgeschichte is a form of microhistory that was particularly prevalent amongst German historians during the 1980s. It was founded by historians Alf Luedtke and . The name comes from German, where Alltag means "everyday life"; it can thus be roughly translated as "everyday history". In this sense, Alltagsgeschicht ... Read »


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    • Art history

    • Art history is the study of objects of art in their historical development and stylistic contexts, i.e. genre, design, , and style. This includes the "major" arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture as well as the "minor" arts of ceramics, furniture, and other decorative objects. As a term, art history (its produ ... Read »


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    • Bielefeld School

    • The Bielefeld School is a group of German historians based originally at Bielefeld University who promote social history and political history using quantification and the methods of political science and sociology. The leaders include Hans-Ulrich Wehler, Jürgen Kocka and Reinhart Koselleck. Instead of emphasizing t ... Read »


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    • Big History Project

    • The Big History Project was started by Bill Gates and David Christian to enable the global teaching of Big History. Big History “is the attempt to understand, in a unified way, the history of Cosmos, Earth, Life and Humanity.” It is a course that covers history from the Big Bang through to the present in an i ... Read »


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    • Chorography

    • Chorography (from khōros, "place" and graphein, "to write") is the art of describing or mapping a region or district, and by extension such a description or map. This term derives from the writings of the ancient geographer Pomponius Mela and Ptolemy, where it meant the geographical description of regions. However ... Read »


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    • Church history

    • Church history or ecclesiastical history as an academic discipline studies the history of Christianity and the way the Christian Church has developed since its inception. Henry Melvill Gwatkin defined church history as "the spiritual side of the history of civilized people ever since our Master's coming". A. M. Renwic ... Read »


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    • Counterfactual history

    • Counterfactual history, also sometimes referred to as virtual history, is a form of historiography that attempts to answer "" questions known as counterfactuals. Black and MacRaild provide this definition: "It is, at the very root, the idea of conjecturing on what did not happen, or what might have happened, in order t ... Read »


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    • Cultural history

    • Cultural history combines the approaches of anthropology and history to look at popular cultural traditions and cultural interpretations of historical experience. It examines the records and narrative descriptions of past matter, encompassing the continuum of events (occurring in succession and leading from the past to ... Read »


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    • Demographic history

    • Demographic history is the reconstructed record of human population in the past. Given the lack of population records prior to the 1950s, there are many gaps in our record of demographic history. Historical demographers must make do with estimates. models and extrapolations. For the methodology, see Historical demograp ... Read »


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    • Historical demography

    • Historical demography is the quantitative study of human population in the past. It is concerned with population size, with the three basic components of population change--fertility, mortality, and migration, and with population characteristics related to those components, such as marriage, socioeconomic status, and t ... Read »


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    • Digital history

    • Digital history is the use of digital media to further historical analysis, presentation, and research. It is a branch of the Digital humanities and an extension of quantitative history, cliometrics, and computing. Digital history is commonly digital public history, concerned primarily with engaging online audiences wi ... Read »


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    • Ethnic history

    • Ethnic history is a branch of social history that studies ethnic groups and immigrants. Barman (2007) argues that the field allows historians to use alternate models of interpretation, unite qualitative and quantitative data, apply sociological models to historical patterns, examine more deeply macro-level policies and ... Read »


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    • Ethnohistory

    • Ethnohistory is the study of cultures and indigenous peoples' customs by examining historical records as well as other sources of information on their lives and history. It is also the study of the history of various ethnic groups that may or may not still exist. The term is most commonly used in writing about the hist ... Read »


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    • Historical anthropology

    • Historical anthropology is a historiographical movement which applies methodologies and objectives from Social and Cultural Anthropology to the study of historical societies. Like most such movements, it is understood in different ways by different scholars, and to some may be synonymous with the history of mentalities ... Read »


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    • Intellectual history

    • Intellectual history refers to the historiography of ideas and thinkers. This history cannot be considered without the knowledge of the men and women who created, discussed, wrote about, and in other ways were concerned with ideas. Intellectual history as practiced by historians is parallel to the history of philosophy ... Read »


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    • Landscape history

    • Landscape history is the study of the way in which humanity has changed the physical appearance of the environment - both present and past. It is sometimes referred to as landscape archaeology. It was first recognised as a separate area of study during the 20th century and uses evidence and approaches from other discip ... Read »


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    • Microhistory

    • Microhistory is the intensive historical investigation of a well-defined smaller unit of research (most often a single event, the community of a village, or an individual). In its ambition, however, microhistory can be distinguished from a simple case study insofar as microhistory aspires to "[ask] large questions in s ... Read »


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    • New Philology

    • New Philology generally refers to a branch of Mexican ethnohistory and philology that uses colonial-era native language texts written by Indians to construct history from the indigenous point of view. The name New Philology was coined by James Lockhart to describe work that he and his doctoral students and scholarly co ... Read »


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    • Political history

    • Political history is the narrative and analysis of political events, ideas, movements, organs of government, voters, parties and leaders. It is interrelated to other fields of history, especially diplomatic history, as well as constitutional history and public history. Political history studies the organization and op ... Read »


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    • Public history

    • Public history is a broad range of activities undertaken by people with some training in the discipline of history who are generally working outside of specialized academic settings. Public history practice is deeply rooted in the areas of historic preservation, archival science, oral history, museum curatorship, and o ... Read »


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    • The Public History Program at The University of Western Ontario

    • The Public History program at the University of Western Ontario is a 12 to 16-month Master's degree program consisting of two academic terms of coursework, a Professional Development Series, a public history placement during the academic year, a 12-week full-time summer internship, and an optional cognate research pape ... Read »


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    • Quantitative history

    • Quantitative history is an approach to historical research that makes use of quantitative, statistical and computer tools. It is considered a branch of social science history and has four leading journals: Historical Methods (1967- ),Journal of Interdisciplinary History (1968- ), the Social Science History (1976- ), an ... Read »


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    • Renaissance studies

    • Renaissance studies (also Renaissance and Early Modern Studies) is the interdisciplinary study of the Renaissance and early modern period. The field of study often incorporates knowledge from history, art history, literature, music, architecture, history of science, philosophy, classics, and medieval studies. Renaissa ... Read »


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    • Rural history

    • Rural history is sub-field of social history which researches the history of life in the countryside. It can be considered a counterpart of urban history. Rural history can be considered distinct from agricultural history which has traditionally examined the economic and technological history of agriculture. A number ... Read »


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    • Social history

    • Social history, often called the new social history, is a field of history that looks at the lived experience of the past. In its "golden age" it was a major growth field in the 1960s and 1970s among scholars, and still is well represented in history departments in Britain, Canada, France, Germany, and the United State ... Read »


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    • Urban history

    • Urban history is a field of history that examines the historical nature of cities and towns, and the process of urbanization. The approach is often multidisciplinary, crossing boundaries into fields like social history, architectural history, urban sociology, urban geography, business history, and archaeology. Urbaniza ... Read »


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    • World history

    • World history, global history or transnational history (not to be confused with diplomatic or international history) is a field of historical study that emerged as a distinct academic field in the 1980s. It examines history from a global perspective. It is not to be confused with comparative history, which, like world ... Read »


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