A Guide to Performing Historical Contextualization
Some students think history classes are simply about memorizing facts that have to do with dates and dead people. On the contrary, learning about history involves crafting narratives about the past rooted in evidence; then analyzing that narrative to evaluate how human societies have changed over time. That’s the story of historical contextualization. Lacking this skill results in students falling into the trap of presentism and consequently missing vital historical information. Therefore, this presentation is designed to acquaint students with the concept of historical contextualization and explain how it can help improve their authority while conducting research.
Historical Contextualization, Historical Research, Historical Sources
Iacovone, Ryan, "A Guide to Performing Historical Contextualization" (2021). Library Scholars. 3.