What to do with a History Degree?

Ever since I have been studying history, people who think that every means needs to have an end have been asking: “What do you want to do with that?”

My honest answer: I want to know more and to understand better. That’s enough for me. And I really enjoy studying. I don’t aim for any job. Ironically, studying the history of labor has made me rather skeptical of the whole concept of work.

But then, I finally watched “Gone with the Wind”, and as I was reading the opening credits, there was a dream job.

Apparently, Hollywood needs historians, too.

“Gone with the Wind” could have used a proper historian itself, for Mr Kurtz was more of a painter. And he used colors a bit too rosy when painting slavery, methinks.

Anyway, if you are making a movie, I’m available.

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About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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2 Responses to What to do with a History Degree?

  1. The censors wouldn’t have allowed accurate portrayal… don’t blame the historian😉😂

    • Yeah, I guess on a movie set where everyone wants drama and romance and action, the historian is mostly regarded as a spoilsport.

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