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HWW Predoctoral Summer Workshop Information Session

Monday, September 18, 2017
4:00-5:00 PM
Institute for the Humanities Common Room 202 S. Thayer Map
U-M doctoral students Amanda Healy, Jallicia Jolly, and Megan Berkobien will talk about their experiences at the HWW pre-doctoral summer workshop and answer questions from prospective applicants.

About the Predoctoral Summer Workshop: A three-week intensive, residential summer workshop for individuals who are working towards but have not yet received a PhD in a humanities discipline, and who plan to continue their degree programs while also considering careers outside the academy and/or the tenure-track university system. The summer workshop will instruct students in the various ways they can leverage their pre-existing and developing skill sets towards the pursuit of careers in the public humanities and the private sector. Familiarity with the vital connections between academic and public worlds can also enrich traditional scholarly endeavors. Guest speakers will make daily presentations to workshop fellows. Field trips to relevant sites will supplement the instruction that takes place in the workshop.

Humanities Without Walls is a consortium of humanities centers and institutes at 15 major research universities throughout the Midwest and beyond. Based at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the consortium is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This workshop is organized by, and presented in partnership with, the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF). Guided by one of the leading public humanities organizations in the nation, it encourages humanities doctoral students to think of themselves as agents of the public humanities and showcase opportunities beyond the walls of the academy in an uncertain academic job climate.
Building: 202 S. Thayer
Event Type: Other
Tags: Career, Professional Development
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Institute for the Humanities