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April 5th, 2007, 06:05 AM
Just curious. It seems alot of people here know quite about of history, even alot of different wars, political figures and movements, or just some cultural backgrounds of nation-states. I was just wondering who here actually works with history or has a degree in history. Are there any professors, researchers, archivists, etc?
April 5th, 2007, 07:10 AM
I do not think there are many of those (professors, researchers, archivists, etc)
Most members here just have a more genuine interest in history than the general population :D
April 5th, 2007, 07:20 AM
I dunno - we've got several lecturers and teachers (current and retired) on here. Though their qualifications don't necessarily match the topics they generally post AH on. I've got a Masters in Ancient History, for example, but I'm far more interested by dreadnoughts. :D
April 5th, 2007, 08:05 AM
I have a bachelor's in history. Mind you I've learned as much here as I have in university.
April 5th, 2007, 10:08 PM
My uni majors were History, Strategic Studies and International Relations, but my info comes from my desperate hate of reality TV. I read for many hours a week for entertainment, at the moment I'm perusing 'The Medieval Sourcebook'. What the study did was show me that history often swings on the decisions of a small number of key people, and their other possible choices in the same situations led me to AH.
April 6th, 2007, 01:03 AM
I think Leo is our only serious, professional scholar. Some others have graduate degrees and/or work in the field but I think he is the only one who both is a recognized authority and makes his living at it.
I could be wrong and apologize if I am.
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