A female historian researches in a library

Historian

Historians research the history of human activity and prepare accounts of findings.

Overview

Historians research the history of human activity and prepare accounts of findings.

Day-to-day

  • assembles historical data by consulting sources of information such as historical indexes and catalogues, archives, court records, diaries, newspaper files and other materials
  • organises, authenticates, evaluates and interprets historical, political, sociological, anthropological and linguistic data
  • undertakes historical and cultural research into human activity, and prepares and presents research findings.

Occupation snapshot
info-icon
Not available
info-icon
info-icon
Very strong

To become a Historian

Careers to explore