AltAc/PostAc: Rethinking the PhD Job Search in the Humanities

Feb 2014 PostAc AltAc Twitter

Archive of tweets from the roundtable on careers for PhD’s beyond and adjacent to the academy. Rome Hall, GWU. [Screenhot: Storify archive by @EstherRawson]

On February 20, the GW English Department hosted an interdisciplinary roundtable entitled #AltAc/#PostAc: Rethinking the PhD Job Search in the Humanities. This event was organized by Prof. Holly Dugan (English) and co-sponsored by the GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute and the Office of the Graduate Dean of GW Columbian College of Arts & Sciences.

This event featured PhD’s who have since gone on to careers outside of the academy: Sarah Werner (Digital Media Strategist, Folger Shakespeare Library), Evan Rhodes (Executive Advisor, Corporate Executive Board), Meredith Hindley (historian and writer for the National Endowment for the Humanities), and Alyssa Harad (author and blogger);  Miriam Posner (Digital Humanities Program Coordinator, UCLA) was invited remotely.

Sarah Werner - AltAc PostAc GWU 2014

Screenshot from Dr. Werner’s presentation [see link below].

Fore more, listen to this podcast. Read about this event in this archive of tweets by @EstherRawson. Sarah Werner also posted her presentation online (and note the very helpful links at the bottom of her posting).

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