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  History - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From history we may learn factors that result in the rise and fall of nation-states or civilizations, motivations for political actions, the effects of social philosophies, and perspectives on culture and technology.
Winston Churchill alluded to another philosophy of history when he quipped, "History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." Churchill's joking comment is a variant of the famous: "History is written by the victors." In this view, the winners in human conflicts get to put their own spin on historic events.
Military History: The study of warfare and wars in history and what is sometimes considered to be a sub-branch of military history, Naval History.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History   (2061 words)

 American Historical Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
History should be studied because it is essential to individuals and to society, and because it harbors beauty.
Studying the stories of individuals and situations in the past allows a student of history to test his or her own moral sense, to hone it against some of the real complexities individuals have faced in difficult settings.
History that lays the foundation for genuine citizenship returns, in one sense, to the essential uses of the study of the past.
www.historians.org /pubs/Free/WhyStudyHistory.htm   (3409 words)

 Tuskegee Syphilis Study Encyclopedia Article, Description, History and Biography @ AlienArtifacts.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Tuskegee Syphilis Study is often cited as one of the greatest ethical breaches of trust between physician and patients in the setting of a clinical study in the United States.
The study was originally started as a study on the incidence of syphilis in the Macon County population.
The Study is likely a significant factor in the low participation of African Americans in clinical trials and organ donation efforts and in the reluctance of many Black people to seek routine preventive care.
www.alienartifacts.com /encyclopedia/Tuskegee_syphilis_study   (2311 words)

 Archived: Basics of History
The first meaning of history is "tale, story," and the second meaning is "a chronological record of significant past events." The opening of tales for children--"Once upon a time"--captures both the story and time nature of history.
When we study history we are involved in a branch of knowledge that records and explains past events.
The history with which we are most familiar is political history-- the story of wars, peace treaties, and changes of government.
www.ed.gov /pubs/parents/History/Basics.html   (1109 words)

 Yale History Department
History has been taught at Yale since President Thomas Clap introduced specifically historical courses in the 1760s, and the Department of History has existed since 1919, when Yale first divided its faculty into academic departments.
History was a popular course of study when majors first were introduced after World War I, and it became the largest major in the 1950s.
Yale awarded its first History Ph.D. in 1882 to Clarence Winthrop Bowen for a dissertation entitled "The Boundaries of Connecticut," which was published in the same year.
www.yale.edu /history   (175 words)

 Article: Why Study Ancient History?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A program of cultural and historical study which starts with self and moves gradually outward (family, community, state, country, world) may make logical sense, but it also communicates perfectly the preoccupations of the "me generation." It teaches children that they are the center of the universe, that everything revolves around them.
The history of the Church has been so flagrantly neglected in the last 60 years that we believe strongly that students ought to be introduced to it first and given the opportunity for frequent and detailed contact with the giants of the church.
As a method of study, we encourage you to introduce the ancient western civilizations to your students at an early age by using "living books" (biographies and historical fiction) rather than textbooks -- or at least along with textbooks.
www.greenleafpress.com /articles/a_ancien.htm   (1342 words)

 Why Study History by Stearns - World History & Geography
"History teaching by example" is one phrase that describes this use of a study of the past-a study not only of certifiable heroes, the great men and women of history who successfully worked through moral dilemmas, but also of more ordinary people who provide lessons in courage, diligence, or constructive protest.
The study of history builds experience in dealing with and assessing various kinds of evidence-the sorts of evidence historians use in shaping the most accurate pictures of the past that they can.
Learning history helps one figure out, for example, if one main factor-such as a technological innovation or some deliberate new policy-accounts for a change or whether, as is more commonly the case, a number of factors combine to generate the actual change that occurs.
www.studentsfriend.com /aids/curraids/articles/stearns.html   (3505 words)

 The Study of History at SJSU
While the history department itself was founded only in the 1950s, the teaching of history has been a vital part of our schools curriculum from the beginning.
The History Department combines the traditional values of academic rigor, close guidance of students and a commitment to the interaction of scholarly research with classroom teaching.
History is one of the few departments in the college to offer an Honors Program, to students achieving a 3.5 GPA or above in the majors.
www.sjsu.edu /depts/history   (802 words)

 Why Study Church History?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
History is just about a lot of wars in strange places and a lot of dead people.
History, more than anything else is a study of people and how they operate both individually and collectively.
History is the foundation on which tomorrow is built.
www.learnthebible.org /church_history_001.htm   (1599 words)

 A Student's Guide: Why Study History?
As a junior and senior high school student we are confronted with American history, state history and perhaps even a general course in western civilization or world history.
I managed to have a number of excellent history instructors throughout my high school years and this was at a time when I was leaning toward the physical sciences, geology and biology to be exact.
All I am trying to suggest here is that your experience with history will be a much richer one if you keep in mind that history means self-knowledge and as students, that should be one of the most important things to you.
www.historyguide.org /guide/study.html   (989 words)

 Study Natural History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 4-year program of study leading to a BSc with BA is offered in specialty areas of particular interest to most national, state and regional museums and for which Macquarie has a high reputation: Australian history, ancient history, archaeology, palaeontology, biology, geology, heritage, early childhood studies and indigenous studies.
Through the study of past life, palaeontologists are able to shed light upon the origin and evolution of life, the influence of life on the development of the Earth and its environment, and the climate of the past.
Biology, the study of living things, is an important subject for humankind as we move into the 21st century, It encompasses a broad range of knowledge including studies of animals and plants in the Australian context, ecology, evolution and an appreciation of things modern DNA technologies can tell us.
www.internationaleducationmedia.com /australia/course_topics/natural_history.htm   (874 words)

 Department of History - California State University, Sacramento
History, in the broad sense, is the study of all human experience.
The study of history contributes to cultural literacy and develops critical thinking and other useful skills while helping students understand the present and plan for the future.
The flexibility of the major allows students to focus on topical areas such as: women's history, the history of particular geographic areas, cultural history, ethnic group history, military history, and history from the ancient world to history of the U.S. in the 20th Century.
www.csus.edu /hist   (252 words)

 William Paterson University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is the study of human experience in all its dimensions, from the earliest times for which written records exist to the present.
The study of history helps us to understand our own age and culture by acquainting us with the human condition in other times and places.
The Department of History is among the largest departments at William Paterson University, with 19 full-time faculty members.
www.wpunj.edu /cohss/history   (210 words)

 Public History Degree Programs
Within the History Master's degree, one can specialize in public history and elect a special thesis option that helps prepare students for work in "policy analysis, historical preservation, archives and records management, and the creation and interpretation of historical exhibits." This is a 30-credit program, which includes a required internship.
Study for these two degrees can be combined for a total of 50 credit hours rather than the 66 credit hours required for the two degrees taken separately.
The public history concentration requires completion of HIST 100 or 110 (whichever is not selected for General Education), HIST 221 and 222, and 45 credits in upper-level courses, including 30 hours in history, 9 in archeology/anthropology, and 6 in political science.
www.publichistory.org /education/where_study.asp   (8313 words)

 Arnold Toynbee Study of History
He was Director of Studies at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (1925-1955) and Research Professor of International History at the University of London.
Toynbee was interested in the seeming repetition of patterns in history and, later, in the origins of civilisation.
In his Study of History Toynbee describes the rise and decline of 23 civilisations.
www.age-of-the-sage.org /philosophy/history/toynbee_study_history.html   (446 words)

 Bad Blood :: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study
As part of a study conducted in Macon County, Alabama, poor sharecroppers were told they were being treated for “bad blood.”In fact, the physicians in charge of the study ensured that these men went untreated.
In the 25 years since its details first were revealed, the Tuskegee Syphilis study has become a powerful symbol of racism in medicine, ethical misconduct in human research, and goverment abuse of the vulnerable.
Although the President's words formally closed this ignoble chapter in the history of American public health, the Study's repercussions are still felt in African-American communities and the biomedical professions.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /internet/library/historical/medical_history/bad_blood   (346 words)

 Why Study History?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The study of history is vital to a liberal arts education.
History is essential to the traditional objectives of the liberal arts, the quest for wisdom and virtue.
History combines the excitement of exploration and discovery with the sense of reward born of successfully confronting and making sense of complex and challenging problems.
history.hanover.edu /why.html   (408 words)

 Why Study History?
Let us study what sorts of influence preserve and destroy states, and what sorts preserve and destroy the particular kinds of constitution, and to what causes it is due that some are well and others ill administered.
When these have been studied we shall perhaps be more likely to see with a comprehensive view, which constitution is best, and how each must be ordered, and what laws and customs it must use, if it is to be at its best.
Studying History is our responsibility if we are to continue to grow and to enjoy our freedoms.
www.itasca.com /school/peacock/7team/peel/whyhist.htm   (2107 words)

 Areas of Study: Art History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Our goal is to serve the serious art history student by preparing undergraduate majors to be competitive in applying to excellent graduate schools, to prepare M.A. students to be competitive with other candidates applying to Ph.D. programs, and to offer the general student a multi-faceted introduction to global cultural studies.
Jo-Anne Berelowitz received her BA in Art History and English Literature from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, her M.A. in Art History from Stanford University, and Ph.D in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles.
She is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles, expecting to graduate in June, 2003.
art.sdsu.edu /areas/arthistory.html   (1536 words)

 Medieval Sourcebook: Why Study History Through Primary Sources
Moreover, Gibbon carefully studied and compared all the primary sources, and it may be urged that he has given a truer, fuller, and more attractive account of the period than can be found in any one of them.
Moreover, the study of the sources enables us to some extent to form our own opinions of the past, so that we need not rely entirely upon mere manuals, which are always one, and generally two or three, removes from the sources themselves.
To take a single illustration : one cannot fail to see from a study the sources that Luther was exceedingly unfair to his enemies and ascribed their conduct to evil motives when they were acting quite consistently and according to what they considered the truth.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/robinson-sources.html   (3035 words)

 Open Directory - Society: People: Women: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Berkshire Conference on the History of Women - Formed in response to women academics' sense of professional isolation in the early decades of the 20th century.
The Berkshire group invites all women professionally engaged in history, pursuing graduate study in history, or dedicated to historical inquiry to participate in their activities.
History's Women - A magazine highlighting the extraordinary achievements of women throughout history and recognizing the obstacles they have had to overcome in order to reach their goals.
dmoz.org /Society/People/Women/History   (1289 words)

 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
History draws upon the content and methodology of other disciplines while contributing a critical dimension of depth to the political, economic, and social contexts in which they evolve.
The study of history transmits specific knowledge about the past to help students contextualize the present and to develop a sense of change over time.
Besides fostering tolerance, informed civic responsibility, and an understanding of the social and aesthetic richness of cultural pluralism, the study of history should aid the undergraduate in developing skills of careful research, critical thinking, and effective expository writing.
history.truman.edu   (181 words)

 Volume 1 Ellis
If one begins his or her study of church history on the level of the parish or the diocese it should normally lead to a quickening of interest on a broader spectrum, namely, the nation or the world.
True, the missionary activities of the earliest Spanish friars in Texas were less than successful in winning the native Indians, but it was with these men and their secular counterparts that Texas first experienced contact with the outside world, and from the 1530s on those contacts--at intervals--multiplied and in some cases led to permanent settlements.
A quarter century ago Henry F May of the University of California, Berkeley, in a noteworthy essay remarked, "the groups that recently seem to have contributed least are opposites: atheists and Roman Catholics?"{3} That judgment cannot in lairness be made today in regard to Catholics.
www.onr.com /user/cat/csw/volume1/v1ellis.htm   (1225 words)

 Welcome to the History Department at SUNY New Paltz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The study of history provides personal satisfaction, contributes to informed citizenship, and develops the skills demanded by a wide variety of professions.
While a history major at New Paltz can build a solid base for the graduate study of history, most Liberal Arts history majors do not pursue graduate degrees in history, though some do continue in the MAT (Masters of Arts in Teaching) program offered by the College.
Those in the Elementary Education Curriculum (Pre-K through 6) with a major in history or in the Secondary Education Curriculum with a major in social studies usually continue to pursue a Masters of Science degree leading to permanent certification to teach in New York schools.
www.newpaltz.edu /history   (281 words)

 Studying in Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Study in Australia better prepares a student to work in today’s global marketplace.
Australia is the third most popular study destination in the English-speaking world, with more than 200,000 international students in Australian institutions across all education sectors: higher education, vocational education and training, English Language colleges, and schools.
Students take an active part in their own education and are expected to supplement classroom studies with independent study in libraries, at home and in teams with other students.
www.internationaleducationmedia.com /australia   (997 words)

 Oral History Techniques
Oral history interviews are grounded in memory, and memory is a subjective instrument for recording the past, always shaped by the present moment and the individual psyche.
At the end of this discussion, I also have included a brief bibliography on oral history methodology and contact data for the Center for the Study of History and Memory if you require further information.
Sharing a lot of history in common with the interviewee can be as challenging to work past as meeting the interviewee for the first time.
www.indiana.edu /~cshm/techniques.html   (2627 words)

 Center for the Study of History and Memory Homepage
The Center for the Study of History and Memory began its existence in 1968, when the "Oral History Project" was founded by Oscar O. Winther as an initiative to collect the history of the University itself.
The enormous potential of oral history as a research and pedagogical tool was quickly apparent, and the project expanded as other research studies were added to its growing archive.
The newly organized Center for the Study of History and Memory continues to build upon its work in the field of oral history while broadening the range of its research projects to address the many ways that people remember, represent, and use the past in public and private life.
www.indiana.edu /~cshm   (428 words)

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