History Studio

Historical Research for Film, Television & New Media

If your entertainment project is historical, you've come to the right place. The History Studio offers expert historical research and consulting by professional historians. We know history. We know sources. We have access to resources open only to credentialed academics.  You give us the questions, we give you cutting-edge information about any historical period, delivered quickly and intelligently.

We are a team of Ph.D. historians with a deep knowledge of the field, impeccable credentials, and connections to historical experts worldwide. 

OUR RESEARCH EDGE

Good research matters.  An intern may know the ins and outs of Wikipedia, but has probably never heard of the American Historical Review.  At the History Studio, you're getting history professionals who know how to find and discern reputable historical materials.  Our expertise gives you the ultimate research edge.

Accuracy & Authenticity Matter 

We're not making Westerns with "black and white hats" anymore.  There's no doubt that depictions of an authentic past raise the quality of a project and chances for positive critical reviews.  Historical accuracy is a way of avoiding unnecessary media scrutiny and criticism that can undermine the integrity of a project.  Don't get caught off guard.  We can ensure you have access to the best, most academically-respected information out there.

Superior Academic Credentials

We're impeccably trained Ph.D.s with years of research experience and contacts with historical experts from around the world. This ensures that you get the most legitimate, accurate historical information out there.

Access to Restricted Sources

Because of our professional standing, we can access archives and databases available only to academics - general public not allowed. Our access becomes your access. 

We Know the Field 

We are working historians who keep up with the latest scholarship.  You can trust that when we deliver history, you are getting the best, most reputable work on any given topic.  With our services, you can be confident that your project is benefitting from the guidance of highly trained historians.   

We Save You Time & Money

The Information Revolution can too easily lead to Information Overload.  Not all sources are created equal and present accurate information.  Where to start?  We know how to find and identify the most trusted historical sources - quickly and efficiently.  We locate the sources, sift through them, and interpret them for you, turning mountains of data into a manageable package of information.

We're Fast

Need it yesterday?  We work quickly and efficiently within your project's timeline. 

Our Global Network of Historians 

Our professional contacts range widely and include some of the most eminent historical scholars around the world.  If you need a specialized expert on a topic, we can connect you.

Respect For Your Creative Vision

We realize that authentic information may provide a baseline, but good stories can easily go their own way.

 

 
 Two women performing a ballet dance at Oak Street Beach, Chicago, Illinois, 1928

Two women performing a ballet dance at Oak Street Beach, Chicago, Illinois, 1928

 Yellow Rock (also known Joe Vanderburg and I'kaubut S'shensh) on the Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana, 1907

Yellow Rock (also known Joe Vanderburg and I'kaubut S'shensh) on the Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana, 1907

 View of Cairo, Egypt from Mosque of Ibn Touloun, ca. 1900

View of Cairo, Egypt from Mosque of Ibn Touloun, ca. 1900

 Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Milt (Milton) Jackson, and Timmie Rosenkrantz, at the Downbeat, New York, ca. 1947

Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Milt (Milton) Jackson, and Timmie Rosenkrantz, at the Downbeat, New York, ca. 1947

 Fountain in Salto del Agua, Mexico, ca. 1880

Fountain in Salto del Agua, Mexico, ca. 1880

 11 year old Pin Boys in Les Miserables Bowling Alleys, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1911

11 year old Pin Boys in Les Miserables Bowling Alleys, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1911