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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 »

Infographic Resume

Originally posted April 2, 2016

I have been on the job market since September.

The academic job market takes just short of forever, and is a HUGE commitment. As a result, I have become curious about other job markets and how they work. I essentially know exactly nothing about how to get a… more »

Reimagining Graduate Education in the Humanities through the SIF Program

Originally Posted April 20th, 2015

Last Friday, a panel of SIF fellows presented at the CIE Conference on Pedagogy. Due to some issues with time management on our panel, my remarks ended up being abbreviated considerably. So, I thought I’d throw them up here:

“Reimagining Graduate Education in the Humanities through the SIF… more »

SIF at the Crossroads

Originally Posted January 27th, 2016

This March, historians from around the country will be gathering at Drew University to discuss the state of graduate education in the field. Like many disciplines, particularly (but by no means exclusively) in the humanities, history departments have been burdened for years by aging graduate curricula and cultural… more »

NEH Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 9/28/16

On Wednesday, September 28th, we held a very successful Next Generation Humanities PhD core planning committee meeting.  In this meeting, we defined committee members’ roles, shared updates of our current work, and established planning goals and directions.  Throughout the meeting we referenced our recent event on September 20th and discussed concrete benchmarks to facilitate… more »

Scattered Thoughts on the First Career Diversity Event of the Year

For the kick-off event of our career diversity events, funded by grants from the American Historical Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities, we hosted a panel discussion of recent PhD’s in the humanities who have found work in the corporate world. Theirs are voices that are often… more »

PhD Alumni Networking Event- 9/20/2016

We held our first event associated with the AHA (American Historical Association) Career Diversity Departmental Grant on Tuesday night, and it was a big success. We are combining the efforts associated with AHA and NEH grants to expand the relevance and influence of our sponsored events. We recorded the entire discussion; the video will be… more »