Research and Scholarship in Federal History Jobs

AHA Session 24
Thursday, January 4, 2018: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Delaware Suite A (Marriott Wardman Park, Lobby Level)
Chair:
Eric William Boyle, US Department of Energy
Panel:
Kristin L. Ahlberg, US Department of State
Gregory Bereiter, Naval History and Heritage Command
Frank Blazich, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Ever wonder what kind of work federal historians do? This session provides a unique view into the kinds of research and writing jobs performed by federal historians. Each panel will provide a detailed discussion of some of their work projects, day to day experiences working as a federal historian, and insights into how working for the federal government impacts the historical research and writing of the scholar. The session will be followed by a workshop on applying for federal jobs.

Session Abstract

Ever wonder what kind of work federal historians do? This session provides a unique view into the kinds of research and writing jobs performed by federal historians. Each panel member will provide a detail discussion of some of their work projects, day to day experiences working as a federal historian and provide insight into how working for the federal government impacts the historical research and writing of the scholar. The group will provide an oversight of federal history work from a variety of federal agencies-from military organizations to the Smithsonian! This panel enables students and academic scholars a chance to see how historical training is applied in the federal government. The similarities and differences may surprise you!

Each contributor will speak 10-15 minutes on day-to-day work of their institution.

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