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Researching a Historiography

This guide will provide you with information on researching for a historiographic essay, guide you to Pace resources to use for research and link to additional resources that may be helpful in completing your assignment.

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This guide will provide you with information on researching for a historiographic essay, guide you to Pace resources to use for research and link to additional resources that may be helpful in completing your assignment.  

Use the links on the left side to access information. 

 

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For questions on the guide, please contact librarian, Jessica Kiebler at jkiebler@pace.edu. For questions about research for the assignment, contact Jessica Kiebler or the Get Help tab on the left to contact a librarian. 

About the historiography assignment

What is a historiographic essay? 

"Historiography is the study of how history is written. No single scholar’s approach is “correct” or unimpeachable, because no matter how much he or she tries to treat the subject at hand in a fair and unbiased manner, the final product is invariably shaped by political agendas and pressures, contemporary trends in academia, limitations of resources, and the inherent subjectivity of critical analysis....

A historiographical essay is one which summarizes and analyzes historians’ changing arguments and interpretations of a historical topic."

(From https://www.agnesscott.edu/writingandspeaking/handouts/f12-historiographical-essays_rev.-2018.pdf

The links below provide descriptions and step by step details on crafting a historiographic essay.