List of Studies, Methods, and Practices Helpful for Historical Investigations

This article contains a list of practices that may help with historical investigations. The names are in alphabetical order, followed by their respective “dates of origin” and their respective definitions.

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Anthropology – 19th c.

Archaeology – 18th-19th cc. (some effort between the 15th-17th cc.)

Archaeography – 20th c.

Archival science

Area Studies – 15th-20th cc. (mostly later developments)

Bibliology

Cartography

Chorography – 15th-16th cc.

Chronology – 16th-19th cc.

Cliometrics – 20th c.

Codicology

Diplomatics – 17th-18th cc.

Dendrochronology – 19th-20th cc.

Epigraphy – 18th-19th cc.

Ethnography – 18th c.

Etymology

Filigranology – 20th c.

Fragmentology – 19th-20th cc.?

Genealogy – 19th c.?

Heraldry

Historiography – 18th c.

Ice Core Dating – 20th c.

Narratology – 20th c.

Numismatics – 17th-19th cc.

Onomastics – 20th c.?

Paleography – 17th-19th cc.

Papyrology – 19th-20th cc.

Phaleristics – 19th c?

Philately – 18th-19th cc.

Philology – 17th-18th cc.

Prosopography – 20th c.?

Radiometric Dating – 20th c.

Sigillography – 17th-19th cc.

Toponymy – 19th-20th cc.

Vexillology – 20th c.?

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References:

[1] – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auxiliary_sciences_of_history

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