PublicHistoryGraduateRoundtable Careers in History: The Variety of the Profession

AHA Session 3
Thursday, January 6, 2011: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Room 302 (Hynes Convention Center)
Aaron W. Marrs, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State and chair, AHA Graduate and Early Career Committee
Kevin Allen, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation , Robert B. Kane, U.S. Air Force , Steven Luckert, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum , Nicholas Evan Sarantakes, U.S. Naval War College , C. James Taylor, Papers of John Adams, Massachusetts Historical Society and Megan Sniffin-Marinoff, Harvard University Archives

Session Abstract

The Graduate and Early Career Committee is pleased to sponsor a roundtable discussion on the variety of careers available to historians. This panel features practitioners in the field of public history who are prepared to comment on specific aspects of their job as well as provide general advice about working in a non-academic profession. Kevin Allen will be speaking about historian preservation, C. James Taylor will be speaking about documentary editing, Steven Luckert will be speaking about the museums field. Nicholas Sarantakes will be making general comments about how future historians should prepare themselves for work outside of the academy, drawing on his popular blog, In the Service of Clio.

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