Historically Speaking: History PhDs Tell Stories of Working Outside the Academy

Feb 24, 2020

03:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Iowa City Public Library

123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Join us on Monday, February 24 from 3:30pm to 5:30PM at the Iowa City Public Library meeting rooms for a panel and small group discussion by history PhD alumni, who will discuss their pathways to career diversity: 

  • Karen Christianson Director, Department of Public Engagement, Newberry Library
  • Sylvea Hollis Mellon Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow, National Park Service
  • Eric Zimmer Historian, Vantage Point Historical Services

This event is part of Humanities for the Public Good, an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project that seeks to create pathways to existing and as yet imagined careers dedicated to the public good.

Co-sponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, Graduate College, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and the Department of History.

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