Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter

    what is difference between history and social history?
    • Community Assistant

    Community Assistant
    Not sure why you titled this "anthropology" but the general gist on the matter I get is that "social history" considers the history "of the people" (aka, the masses/peasants/proletariat/whatever) whereas "history" tends to focus on key important political/religious figures and similar. Particularly, social history seems to focus more on "normal times" - what people did when they weren't dying/starving/at war.

    Some things might include theatre attendance habits of the "lower classes", and considering the effect these had on e.g. larger scale economic, social and cultural factors. It's often researched alongside economic history, or lumped together with it, as they often coincide (economic changes often depending on the uptake of policies by the wider populace and so on).

    It seems a much more colourful way of evaluating how the past "happened" !

University open days

  1. University of Bradford
    University-wide Postgraduate
    Wed, 25 Jul '18
  2. University of Buckingham
    Psychology Taster Tutorial Undergraduate
    Wed, 25 Jul '18
  3. Bournemouth University
    Clearing Campus Visit Undergraduate
    Wed, 1 Aug '18
How are you feeling in the run-up to Results Day 2018?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.