Rigorous Historical Methods and
Increasingly, researchers need to use technology to find historical material. As the rate of digitisation increases and organisations around the world turn to paperless offices, historians need good technical skills as well as rigorous training in traditional historical methods.
Profound History offers clients insightful and efficient historical research using traditional research methods in libraries and archives as well as searches using APIs (application programming interfaces) and other methods of online searching.
Profound History believes that without a foundation of professional training in historical methods, a technical search can provide very misleading conclusions. Profound History’s founder, Yvonne Perkins, is a professional historian who has extensive traditional archival research experience in the four states on the east coast of Australia. Over the years Yvonne has developed a highly efficient approach to researching in traditional archives which allows her to quickly locate relevant material and record it when on research trips. She can also use her technical skills to quickly identify relevant information online and collect historical information quickly from digital catalogues and other online resources.
How We Can Help You
Let us help you with your online search or searching through piles of old paper in your home or at an archive. We are happy to pack our bags and travel to find good historical sources. Profound History is based in Sydney and Melbourne and have experience working in archives in Queensland, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory (Canberra) and Tasmania. We can also help you with online historical research.
Contact Profound History today to discuss your research needs.
… Yvonne Perkins has made a very significant difference, tying her own perceptive research on the Federation period, its moral and religious dimensions, to my own inquiries.
Alan Atkinson, Europeans in Australia: Volume Three: Nation, p. xxii