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Write a Historiography

Guides to writing history and historiography

Breisach, Ernst. Historiography: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.  

Iggers, Georg G. Historiography in the Twentieth Century: From Scientific Objectivity to the Postmodern Challenge. Second Edition. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2005.  

Rampolla, Mary Lynn. A Pocket Guide to Writing in History. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2004.  

Stevens, Andrea. “Writing in the Disciplines: History–Writing Historiographies”. University of Richmond Writing Center, 2018.  

Storey, William Kelleher and Towser Jones. Writing History: A Guide for Canadian Students. Fourth Edition. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2016.  

Wewers, Dan. “A Brief Guide to Writing the History Paper”. Writing Center Brief Guide Series. Writing Center at Harvard College, 2007.  

“Writing Skills: Writing a Historiographical Essay”. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University, 2019. 

Write online: An academic guide

Write Online is an online academic writing guide that is designed to teach you how to plan and write academic papers including case study reports, lab reports, literature reviews, and reflective writing pieces. These guides were written by writing consultants at the University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier University.

The Guide for Literature Review is organized into six sections and provides useful tips that can be used when writing historiography:

Background information about literature reviews.

Planning and Researching
Practical steps to plan and complete literature reviews.

Parts of a Literature Review
Strategies for writing each section of your literature review.

Critical Writing Skills
Techniques for incorporating your research and using academic writing conventions.

Revising Your Work
Advice about evaluating your draft and improving clarity.

A list of resources used in this guide and additional aids for students.

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