Sustaining Scholarship: A Roundtable on Research Life Outside the Academy

AHA Session 121
Friday, January 4, 2019: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Williford C (Hilton Chicago, Third Floor)
Kevin Boyle, Northwestern University
Julie A. Golia, Brooklyn Historical Society
Russell Lewis, Chicago Hist. Museum, Executive Vice President and Chief Historian
Becky Nicolaides, University of California, Los Angeles and Huntington-USC Institute on California & the West
Emily Swafford, American Historical Association

Session Abstract

The AHA has been devoting substantial resources to support "career diversity" among graduate students and graduate programs. This panel focuses on the next stage of that process, around the following questions: what happens once a Ph.D. graduate gets that public history job or charts a career pathway outside of academia? How do they sustain their scholarship and intellectual life? How do they navigate the financial aspects of being a historian/scholar while making a living outside of academia? How can the AHA support these scholars?
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