Skill Forum One: Historiography. 1st Post Due by Day 3.
HIS 378 Week One Skill Forum
Tosh, John. The Pursuit of History: Aims, Methods and New Directions in the Study of History (6th ed.). New
York: Routledge, 2015. • Chapter 3
Lowe, William. “History and Historiography.” Clinton: Ashford University, 2009.
Queen’s College, City University of New York “Historiography.” http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/writing/history/critical/historiography.html
Watch the following video:
Bowles, Mark. “What is Historiography.” Accessed November 10, 2015.
Reflect: After reviewing the HIS 378 Week One Skill Forum, and the above sources, take a moment to reflect on
what historiography is, as well as its relationship to the discipline of History.
Write: In a cohesive post, please answer the following questions:
• What is historiography?
• Why is it important for students of history to understand historiography?
• How might understanding the historiography of your chosen subject for the final assist you in greater
understanding of the topic?
Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references