Who Is the Historian?

How do historians bring past events to life and why is their role so important in society? Nigel Raab, associate professor of history at Loyola Marymount University, tackles such questions in his new book Who is the Historian? Here he speaks on the Canadian television show The Agenda.

The historian wears many hats: a recorder, interpreter, advocate, teacher and analyst. But, now anyone with a computer can become an armchair historian. Nigel Raab explores the role and relevancy of the 21st-century historian.

Click here to visit Nigel Raab’s webpage at Loyola Marymount University. His book Who is the Historian? is available at

Click here to read our review of this book

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