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Historians research, analyze, interpret, synthesize and document human, cultural and technological history. Historians may work alone or with a team on a project at a historic site, museum, library, archive or other heritage site. Their research may require historians to travel to other cities or regions. (alis)
Find detailed information about the occupation, incl. typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- Interview: Historical Researcher / Archivist
- Medical Historian career overview - from ExploreHealthCareers.org
- Canadian Cultural Human Resources Council
- Booklet: Careers in Heritage (pdf)
- Where Historians Work: An Interactive Database of History PhD Career Outcomes - American Historical Association
- Careers for Students of History - profiles of historians working in museums, archives, consulting, editing, historical preservation, and more - from the American Historical Association (AHA)
U of M Academic Calendar
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Faculty and Department Homepages
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- Faculty of Arts - Department of History
- Faculty of Graduate Studies - History (Pre-Master's | M.A. | Ph.D.)
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Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials - information for foreign-trained professionals
Labour market information
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- Canada Job Bank - Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region)
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
Professional associations organize events and directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities are also available. This is a great way to learn and network.
- Canadian Historical Association
- Canada's National History Society
- Association of Professional Genealogists
- Association of Ancient Historians - Canada & U.S.
- Canadian Oral History Association
- Manitoba Genealogical Society Inc.
- Association of Canadian Archivists
- American Historical Association (AHA)
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External resources that will provide you with additional information about the occupation, areas of work and opportunities to build experience:
- Province of Manitoba - Sport, Culture & Heritage - Historic Resources Branch
- Manitobia - digital resources on Manitoba history from the Manitoba Library Consortium (MLCI)
- Canadian Genealogy Centre - Library and Archives Canada
- Canada's History magazine
- History Television (Canada)
- Why Is History Important And How Can It Benefit Your Future?
- Why History is Important for Understanding the Present - Canada's History