Welcome to the Department of Historiography, part of the School of History
The goal of the Department of Historiography is to coordinate and provide material that discusses the inner workings of the discipline we know as history. This department takes into special consideration the different types of history, incorporation of different disciplines in history, and how it should be practiced.
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Historiography studies the processes by which historical knowledge is obtained and transmitted. Broadly speaking, historiography examines the writing of history and the use of historical methods, drawing upon such elements such as authorship, sourcing, interpretation, style, bias, and audience. The word historiography can also refer to a body of historical work. As the tools of historical investigation have changed over time and space, the term itself bears multiple meanings and is not readily associated with a single all-encompassing definition w:Historiography
Courses currently offered 
- What is History
- Introduction to Historiography
- Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War (weekly chat sessions)
- Nonkilling Historiography
Planned projects 
Requested courses and projects 
Department news 
- Department Founded-November 23 2007
School announcements 
- June 20, 2011
- United States History will begin
- June 20, 2011
- Human Legacy Course will begin
- Aug 24, 2010
- Reorganization underway.
- Jun 16, 2010
- History of the Ottoman Empire Course has started.
- May 15, 2010
- Military History Department founded.
- Introduction to Historiography is in the works! Feel free to stop by and develop the course.
Related schools and departments 
- Philosophy of History (archived)