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Academia Historian 14/02/06(Thu)16:42 No. 14139
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Do any of you study History at undergraduate level or higher, or are you thinking of studying it at this level? I would be interested, if there are any of you, to hear your experiences, what you think of your course and syllabus and whether you think it is a waste of time or useful.
I personally am in my final year of Undergraduate study and I am doing my dissertation on the Nuremberg Trials. Although I enjoy modern history, the module choices for it were poor, so I am mainly studying medieval history as well as one module on Farming and society in Victorian Britain.


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Historian 14/09/15(Mon)22:25 No. 14403

I would love to study history in university, but currently I do not know what kinds of jobs I would be able to get with such a degree, although I would rather do something I enjoy but even then I need some sort of money to function. So I am hoping to double major in history and computer science if possible so either way I do something I strongly enjoy.


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Historian 14/09/17(Wed)18:03 No. 14407

make your money, then study history... history is not a young man's game anyhow


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Historian 14/09/20(Sat)09:33 No. 14415

>>14403
Same boat. My passion is history and politics, but I'm not sure exactly what kind of jobs are available. I also love computers so I'm looking at that.

Also kind of hesitant to take history at the college level because from what I've heard it's basically SJW shit for 90% of the class.


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Historian 14/09/22(Mon)08:56 No. 14418

>>14415
>>14403
I just got my BA in History this past May.

there's actually quite a few options open for History graduates because it's such a general field, but the two biggest and most obvious choices are Teaching and Law.

I chose the Law route and entered a Paralegal certificate program. When that's done hopefully I can land a cozy state job making 42K a year along with benefits and retirement plans. I would have become an attorney, but 100K+ in loans wasn't worth something that I could possibly fail out of. If the big money and big risk is more your speed, best of luck to you buddy.

Paralegal is actually pretty practical for historians. most of the job is researching the history of stare decisis cases and applying them to current cases. If you like studying the history of law, you can make good money simply reading law history books and writing motions/briefs.

There's other jobs and such applicable, museum curators, book preservationists, archivist, etc. But the livable wages are with Law and Teaching.

>>14139
>I am doing my dissertation on the Nuremberg Trials.

that's awesome! good luck! My undergraduate thesis was to choose any topic related to women in Early Modern Europe. I chose women in power and went on about Mary Queen of Scots and Isabella of Castille, I passed but it was fucking boring compared to WWII topics.


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Historian 14/09/24(Wed)07:09 No. 14424

>>14421
I had a friend at uni who got a job at the state archives, but that was mainly because she had a few referrals from state government officials.

anything's possible I guess. But I never heard of preservationists being in super high demand. I guess the place to start looking are the larger libraries or just walk into the archives and ask the curator if you live near the capital.


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Historian 14/09/30(Tue)11:44 No. 14428

a vague and general benefit probably, I've not heard of it often conferring direct benefits (although there are notable benefits but these might be more easily served by amateur research into history)

a few exceptions exist for the top of the class, people who know people when there's openings, and even these are of course, mostly for something like teaching in the field you were in

although I've never been myself

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FrHGAd_yto&list=PL023BCE5134243987



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