What is an Ethno-Historian?

Ethno-Historian Job Description

Ethno-historians are historians who study a particular group of people from a combined historical and anthropological viewpoint. They use written documents, oral literature, material culture and ethnographic data to enable their studies.



Typical Job Duties

• Collect field data that captures the social meanings and ordinary activities of people in naturally occurring settings

• Collect data in such a way as to not impose bias on data

• Employ multiple methods of data collection that allow for a more personal and in-depth portrait of the subjects of research and their community

• Collect data by conducting interviews, observation and surveys, and taking filed notes

• Perform secondary research and document analysis

• Analyze all collected data in order to discover patterns and social structure



Scholarships for Becoming an Ethno-Historian

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as an Ethno-Historian. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


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Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming an Ethno-Historian. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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