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U-M History PhD Alumni Conference


On November 21-22 U-M History will continue its public engagement and career diversity work with "U-M History in the Public Service: A Vision for the Humanities PhD in the 21st Century," a national conference that will help chart a new path for humanities PhDs. 

This conference is a debut for our expanding HistoryLab and PhD internship programs, but also an opportunity to talk with PhD alumni and colleagues about how to expand, improve, and implement our goals.

The program features U-M History PhD alumni who currently operate in non-academic contexts—media companies and museums, journalism and publishing, government jobs and policy centers, foundations and non-profits—and those who work on public-facing projects in academic settings. The conference will explore the array of career possibilities for humanities doctorates.

We invite faculty, graduate students, PhD alumni, and administrators to join us on campus in November. And we look forward to reconnecting with many more of our remarkable U-M History graduates in the weeks and months to come. This conference is just a starting point as we leverage our greatest resource: our alumni network.

Link here to view the event on the Happening @ Michigan calendar.


Presented by the Department of History with support from:

  • Center for Social Solutions
  • College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
  • Department of American Culture
  • Department of Comparative Literature
  • Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
  • Department of Middle East Studies
  • Department of Women’s Studies
  • Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
  • Institute for the Humanities
  • Rackham Graduate School
  • Residential College