MAP#39 – 7 Steps To Become a Historian

Historian | Medieval ArchivesHow 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.

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In this episode we discuss steps to become a historian like:

  • Identifying your interest
  • Finding your inspiration
  • Research
  • Publishing Papers
  • History Jobs
  • And more…

Archive/Research sites:

Historical Societies:

I mentioned you can take classes from Universities like Berkeley, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Notre Dame. To find those classes visit

Another learning option is listening to lectures from some of the same Universities. To find the lectures visit

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One Response to MAP#39 – 7 Steps To Become a Historian
  1. Nikita
    October 24, 2013 | 05:17

    Cool! Thanks for posting the lecture links.