Learn English – the word for “history of the study of the subject”


Suppose the subject is nutrition. Is there a word for the history of the study of nutrition? Or the history of the study of a science for that matter? I thought it was one of those epi-ology words like epistemology but I was way off.

You know how if you go to a Wikipedia page on any of the natural or social sciences, they'll have a "History" section. Is there a better word for that?

Best Answer

The study of history writing is historiography, so you want to might try and work on that.