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Historians research, write and present information about events and people of the past and present. They dedicate their careers to researching history and providing detailed accounts of the significance of various events of the pat. It is not uncommon for a historian to dedicate their career to a specific time period in history – for example, medieval history, world war two history, or roman history. However, many historians also possess widespread knowledge in all time periods.

To gain a comprehensive understanding of their area of specialty, it is not uncommon for historians to travel abroad to visit sites of historical events of interest and foreign libraries and archives.