Microhistory is the intensive historical investigation of a well defined smaller unit of research (most often a single event, the community of a village, a family or a person). In its ambition, however, microhistory can be distinguished from a simple case study insofar as microhistory aspires to "[ask] large questions in small places", to use the definition given by Charles Joyner.

See also Alltagsgeschichte

More information on the Wikipedia page [1] which lists a number of microhistorians.

The website for the Center for Microhistorical Research, Iceland, is [2] and for the Microhistory Network is [3]