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 Services

At the History Studio, we tailor our research to best serve your project's unique needs. We provide: 

A HISTORIAN'S EYE VIEW

Chances are you've already done some period research.  We can bring it to the next level with our knowledge and networks.  We ensure you get the best material out there.  And we'll sort out the "wheat from the chaff," letting you know what histories are respectable and what to steer clear of.  We have access to sources open only to academics and connections to a network of historical experts. 

 

THE BIG PICTURE

We can provide rich profiles of a historical period or event to establish an accurate 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 can 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 in 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 can find it with our access to a wide range of archives. 

 

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

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

 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

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

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