A historian is one who researches, analyzes and writes about the past records the findings, and interprets the past events from the available records such as the government, institutional records, newspapers, photographs, interviews etc. Historians with their writings help us understand how the society has changed. The past always has an impact on the present and the future and history helps us understand and keep a track of the cause and effect.
A historian can work in a college or University
work with publishers
post secondary history teacher
research Analyst. Museum Curator
10+2 with 75% marks or more.
- Analytical skills - communication skills - problem-solving - research skills - writing skills
Courses to be pursued
Bachelor’s Degree with major in History
Post Graduate Degree in History or PhD
Research Work. Internship at Archeological Survey Department or any Museums.
Banaras Hindu University
Address: Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Road,
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005
Phone: 542 2369332
Jamia Millia Islamia
Address: Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Marg,
Jamia Nagar, New Delhi: 110025
Phone: +91 (11) 26981717
There are various job opportunities for a historian, depending on the educational qualifications one can be a Teacher at pre secondary or secondary school. Professors at colleges or universities. Work as researcher with Archeological department, or work at the museums. Work with publishers.
American Historical Association
Address: 400 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
Phone: +1 202-544-2422
Indian Council of Historical Research
Address: 35, Firoz Shah Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Phone: 011 2338 7877
Romila Thapar is a well known Indian historian and her main domain of study is ancient India.
He is an eminent Indian historian and principle area of study is medieval Indian history.