Careers in the Public Humanities
About This Show
“Careers in the Public Humanities” is a podcast exploring the broad range of positions and prospects open to humanities PhDs beyond the tenure track. Produced by graduate students in the URI English Department, each episode features an interview with a PhD alum, from URI and other universities, who uses their disciplinary knowledge in unique ways. The series aims to inspire current and prospective PhD students to embrace cross-disciplinary learning and to consider engaging in research that serves diverse literary and cultural publics.
“Careers in the Public Humanities” is produced by graduate students in the University of Rhode Island English Department, with funding support from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Next Generation PhD initiative.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Episode 6: Dr. Paul Erickson, American Academy of Arts & Sciences
In this wide-ranging episode of Careers in the Public Humanities, PhD candidate Ryan Engley speaks with Dr. Paul Erickson, Program Director for The Humanities, Arts, and Culture; and American Institutions, Society, and the Public Good at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in Cambridge, MA. The two discuss Paul's career path, the state of the humanities in 2018 (particularly English majors and departments), how Paul envisions the public humanities, how to successfully target an application for external funding, and much more. Thanks so much for listening! We hope you enjoy the conversation.
A link to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences' "State of the Humanities" job report that Paul talks about in the podcast.
A link to a very valuable "Study the Humanities Toolkit" recently published by National Humanities Alliance. https://www.studythehumanities.org/toolkitRead more »
Episodes of This Show
Oct 7, 2017
Jul 16, 2017