Re-envisioning the Humanities PhD Conference

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Next Gen Phd NEH initiativeThis one-day conference focuses on all the possibilities with a humanities PhD outside of academia. The conference brings UNC-Chapel Hill graduate alumni in the humanities back to campus to share their experiences of applying skills gained in their graduate training to non-academic careers. Current humanities graduate student and faculty attendees will gain awareness of career pathways outside of and alongside academia, as well as practical strategies for a successful transition from graduate work to professional life.

In addition to the scheduled presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to speak directly with humanities alumni working in a variety of fields during a table-talk lunch session. Free. Registration is required.

Part of the NEH Next Generation Humanities PhD grant program.

The schedule is as follows:

9:30-10:00 am            Registration/Breakfast

10:00-11:00 am         Bland Fellowship Panel –

Gale Greenlee, English & Comparative Literature

Emma Calabrese, English & Comparative Literature

11:00-12:00 pm         Keynote —Sean Knierim, PhD (SidePorch)

12:00-2:00 pm           Lunch / Career Pathway Table Topics

2:00-3:00 pm              Job Market Workshop

3:00-4:00 pm              Panel: NEH Career Subcommittee on Case Study

4:00-6:00 pm              Happy Hour at Linda’s