SOCIETY FOR HISTORICAL CONSULTING
What is the Society for Historical Consulting?
- What is the Society for Historical Consulting?
- A Message from the Chair
- Position Statement
- Our Members
The Society for Historical Consulting is an academic society whose objective is to bring together people who are involved with consulting on historical background research or those who have a certain interest in that field, and contributes to developing and improving the relationship between period-specific media presentations and the general public and society. Founded in 2009, the Society has no formal membership system. It comprises a business office and a steering committee, with a chair (Ōishi Manabu) and some 20 committee members. The Society has held one symposium each year since its founding and then published the proceedings of those events. The Society seeks to establish the field of historical consulting studies—a comprehensive field of study connected to the various fields that are involved with offering consultations through carrying out historical background research. It engages in efforts to facilitate mutual exchanges among scholars and organizations working in the fields involved, compiling the research findings that result, and making those findings known toward the world at large.
Source: Ōishi Manabu, “The Possibilities of ‘Historical Background Research Studies,” in Historical Consulting Studies: A Beginning