Researcher in Virginia
I work as Historian. Historians like me research, analyze, interpret, and present the past by studying a variety of historical documents and sources. I present and interpret history in order to shape or build upon public knowledge of past events. I often trace and build a historical profile of a particular person, area, idea, organization, or event. Once my research is complete, I present my findings through articles, books, reports, exhibits, websites, and educational programs.
I conduct research to provide historical context for current policy issues. And we preserve artifacts and explain the historical significance of a wide variety of subjects, such as historic buildings, religious groups, and battlegrounds.