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 (hĭ-stôr′ĭ-sīz′, -stŏr′-)
v. his·tor·i·cized, his·tor·i·ciz·ing, his·tor·i·ciz·es
To make or make appear historical.
To use historical details or materials.

his·tor′i·ci·za′tion (-sĭ-zā′shən) n.


(hɪˈstɒrɪˌsaɪz) or


to represent (events) in a historic context


(hɪˈstɔr əˌsaɪz, -ˈstɒr-)

v.t. -cized, -ciz•ing.
to narrate as history; render historical.
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Drawing on recent humanities scholarship, their inquiry historicizes affect in education through portraits of teaching in the education reforms of 1955-1970.
She identifies and historicizes some of the beliefs that are often imperceptible to modern eyes, either by deliberate authorial calculation or by the historical erasures that inevitable occur with the passage of time.
Archaeologists from Europe and the US consider such topics as theorizing scale and change in human history from moments to millennia; deep time, history, and the human-hominin imagination; an archeology of the body in Amazonia; how humans historicize water as water historicizes them; and ritual, timelessness, and lived experience in the Pueblo world.
Hermeneutics, as Semler saw it, not only historicizes the text and emancipates the reader but also enables a truly individual experience of God with the help of understanding the text.
Kesler historicizes the sonnet form and argues that its features contribute to the creation of the "sequential history" that is used to explain the sonnet.
The first chapter historicizes African and slavery-era burial rituals, emphasizing the denial of proper rites as an assault on the sacred, as seen in Cane's many unmarked graves and the community's unconscious absorption of southern atrocities.
Sheldon at the Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton, in 1945-47, the well-known sociological studies of East London by Peter Willmott and Michael Young and by Peter Townsend in the 1950s, the interview-based study by Paul Thompson, Catherine Itzin, and Michel Abendstern of South London in the 1980s, and the Mass Observation study of old age at the University of Sussex in the 1990s, Thus, in an aspect of the book that should prove very influential, she historicizes the major studies that contributed to British gerontology.
The Guide to Shopping historicizes our (ever more homogenized) no-brow brandscape as it channels its performative shtick.
This Deweyan perspective in effect historicizes our view of philosophy, and helps us see philosophical theories as the products of the social contingencies that gave rise to them.
The Odyssey chapter contains a splendid psychoanalytic reading of the hero's wanderings that relates the content of the symbolism to contemporary economic conditions and succeeds in "historicizing Freud," and another section that similarly historicizes the nature/culture antithesis in response to ahistorical structuralist treatments of this theme.
Chapter one, "Quoting Shakespeare," valuably historicizes a theory of intertextuality via the positioning of quotation.
He thus also historicizes regulatory practices that have been said to have no market logic (or benefit).