History Studio

Historical Research for Film, Television, Gaming & New Media

Expert historical research and consulting on all periods and places.

We are a team of Ph.D. historians with decades of experience, impeccable credentials, and connections to experts worldwide. We have access to resources open only to academics. Give us the questions, we’ll give you answers based on the most reputable research and analysis on any historical period – from the big picture to the fine details.

Email or call us today to discuss how we can help you.

Our Services

Tailored research to meet your project's unique needs. We provide: 


A HISTORIAN'S EYE VIEW

Chances are you've already done some period research.  We can pick it up and take it to the next level with our knowledge and networks.  We ensure you’ll get the best material out there.  And we'll sort out the "wheat from the chaff," letting you know which histories are respectable and which to avoid.  Our expertise ensures you get the best, most legitimate sources out there.  

THE BIG PICTURE

We can provide rich profiles of a historical period or event to establish indispensable context for your project.  What was the nation fighting over politically?  What were the pressing religious issues of the day?  How did race and gender relations look?  We answer the big questions in concise and understandable terms. 

THE FINE DETAILS

If you want to know how a baby was delivered in 1790, what "tough dancing" looked like on the Lower East Side in 1907, or how much beer the average family consumed in any given year - we'll give you answers.  No detail is too obscure.  We can show you how people spoke, looked, behaved, and lived a typical day.

PERIOD SETTINGS, CLOTHING & TECHNOLOGY

We can help you visualize life in your project's historical world.  We'll unearth rich information on the physical realities of life - from what appeared on a typical desktop to what the average working man wore.         

PHOTO, VIDEO & NEWSREEL IMAGES

Whether you need rare or well-known visual imagery, we’ll find it with our access to a wide range of archives. 

ARCHIVAL RESEARCH

We locate images, artifacts, rare letters, charts, maps – whatever you need – from specialized archives around the country.  Our academic credentials ensure access.  And our research expertise ensures we’ll find material quickly and efficiently. 

referrals to historians worldwide

Our extensive networks as professional historians ensure that we know who’s doing what and who’s doing it well. We connect you to historians with specialized expertise, worldwide.

 
President Woodrow Wilson throwing the first ball on opening day, 1916

President Woodrow Wilson throwing the first ball on opening day, 1916

 
View of Luna Park at night, Coney Island, New York, 1905

View of Luna Park at night, Coney Island, New York, 1905

 
Wedad Khuri in finely embroidered Ramallah costume, 1939

Wedad Khuri in finely embroidered Ramallah costume, 1939

 
Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr. on Apollo 16 mission, 1972

Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr. on Apollo 16 mission, 1972

 
Denver Auditorium Theater audience comprised almost entirely of women, ca. 1920

Denver Auditorium Theater audience comprised almost entirely of women, ca. 1920

Email or call us today to discuss how we can help you.