What is History?

History is the study of change and development in society over time. The study of history enables us to understand how past human action affects the present and influences our future, and it allows us to evaluate these effects. So, history is about learning how to think about the past, which affects the present, in a disciplined way. History is a process of enquiry. Therefore, it is about asking questions of the past: What happened? When did it happen? Why did it happen then? What were the short-term and long-term results? It involves thinking critically about the stories people tell us about the past, as well as the stories that we tell ourselves.

Educational Opportunities

  • Teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • Archivist
  • Archaeologist
  • Historian
  • Biographer
  • Journalist
  • Librarian
  • Museum Curator
  • Public Relations
  • Diplomat
  • Lawyer