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Summer 2018 Pre-doctoral Career Diversity Workshop in the Humanities

Modified: September 11, 2017

DEADLINE: November 1, 2017

Explore humanities careers outside the traditional tenure-track academic system! The 2018 Humanities Without Walls consortium pre-doctoral career diversity summer workshop is currently open for application. This three-week, residential summer workshop provides fellowships for graduate students who are working towards, but have not yet received, a PhD in a humanities discipline.

The workshop introduces PhD students to public humanities projects and industries in fields such as public media, arts administration, government, NGOs and foundations. Presentations, networking events and field trips provide insider looks at various careers from the viewpoint of professionals, and provide exposure to the wide variety of contributions humanities PhDs can make in these organizations.
 
The workshop is organized by, and presented in partnership with, the Chicago Humanities Festival, one of the leading public humanities organizations in the nation. The workshop 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.

Graduates from the workshop will emerge with a network of contacts in a range of professional realms; a significantly broadened sense of the career possibilities that await humanities PhDs; a cohort of “alt-ac” fellows from whom they may draw support and advice; and a set of resources aimed at helping them advance into various realms of the public humanities.

Where: Chicago
When: Summer 2018 - specific dates TBD, most likely July 16-August 3 (workshop is all day, 5 days/week for 3 weeks)
Fellowship Award: $5,000 (to cover travel to and from the summer workshop, most meals, and all incidentals).  
Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

Application instructions and details can be viewed here.

Questions? Please email Tom Burke at the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.

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