Looking Ahead

As we near the end of our NEH Next Generation PhD Planning Grant, the core committee has identified a number of initiatives on which we have made progress during the grant term, and on which we will continue to focus in the coming academic year.

Humanities MA programs and the NEH Next Generation Planning Process… more »

Video of “Workshop: Non Academic Work as a Viable ‘Plan A'”

Posted On January 18, 2017
Categories Blog, Events

Morning: Afternoon:

This event was part of a series funded by a grant to the GSU History Department from the American Historical Association.  Jim Grossman, Executive Director of the AHA visited GSU and gave two presentations on Friday, October 28. Dr. Grossman has been on the forefront of the career diversity conversations that have been taking place around the country. His… more »

NEH Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grant

Abstract and Overview Planning Committee Planning Themes Proposed Timeline

Abstract and Overview

As the late recession made long-term trend-lines in the employment prospects of PhDs in the humanities impossible to ignore, real momentum has gathered toward reforming graduate education to better reflect the multiple career paths open to humanists. In recent… more »

There’s No Success Like Failure and Failure is No Success at All

Originally Posted December 4, 2016  by Dylan Ruediger

Jim Grossman’s day-long presentation was a thoughtful and very thorough account of the current state of PhD training in the humanities and an equally well-considered plan to improve career outcomes for humanists, especially those who end up in the vast contingent labor pool on which… more »