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 »
The core committee conducted seven surveys of graduate faculty and students in the departments of History and English at GSU over the period of grant funding. These surveys were divided into three main groups: Group 1 attempted to gauge general attitudes about non-academic careers for doctoral students in the humanities prior to the majority of… more »
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 »
This event was part of a series funded by a grant to the GSU History Department from the American Historical Association. Recent PhDs who have taken positions outside of academia participated in a roundtable and Q&A. Dylan Ruediger moderated the discussion, and the speakers included graduates of humanities… more »
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 »
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 »