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 »

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 »

Humanities PhDs Discuss Making It in the World of Tech and Business

On September 20th, the History Department hosted an enlightening workshop with several humanities PhDs from the Atlanta area who had successfully charted careers in the private sector.  The discussion was moderated by Dylan Ruediger, a Provost Dissertation Fellow and PhD candidate in History at Georgia State, who helped develop the AHA grant that made… more »

GSU Humanities Programs Receive National Grant

GSU’s Student Innovation Fellowship program and the departments of English and History have just been awarded a Next Generation Humanities PhD grant from the NEH designed to transform the culture of graduate education in the humanities and substantially broaden the career prospects of PhD recipients in the humanities. Project co-directors Brennan Collins (Center for… more »