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How to Do Historical Research: 5 Tips for Studying History

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 3 min read

A popular aphorism declares that "those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it." Humans study history in part because social behaviors and global trends repeat themselves over time. If we understand how to study history, we can orient ourselves toward a future of progress rather than repeated mistakes.