Why Study History? Video Series

Welcome to the HTAV 'Why Study History?' Video series. This series of videos aims to showcase a number of people who have studied History and now work in a range of related professions.

Episode One: Journalism
Bridie Smith, Science Editor and reporter for The Age newspaper shares how studying History has shaped her career in journalism.

'Why Study History?' Episode 1: Journalism from HTAV on Vimeo.



Episode Two: Archaeology
Thea Kinsela, Project Officer for the La Trobe University 'Young Archaeologists Program' shares how studying History has shaped her career.

'Why Study History?' Episode 2: Archaeology from HTAV on Vimeo.



Episode Three: Freelance Historian
Katherine Sheedy provides insight into the qualifications and daily life of a freelance historian.

'Why Study History?' Episode 3: History from HTAV on Vimeo.


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