Author Archives: Emily Swafford

Coffee and Careers: Why You Should Attend the 2016 Career Fair in Atlanta

If the thought of a Career Fair makes you shudder, it’s probably because you haven’t been to one at the AHA annual meeting. For the past two years, under the auspices of Career Diversity for Historians, we’ve tried out a new way to host a Career Fair. Taking advantage of the many historians gathered under one roof (technically three, since meeting attendees will be staying at three hotels), our third annual Career Fair aims to highlight the diversity of career paths open to trained historians, as well as the many employers who hire them.

What I Do: Valerie Paley, New-York Historical Society

As part of the Career Diversity for Historians initiative, the AHA is producing and making available short videos of historians working in unusual places talking about what they do. The newest video features Valerie Paley of the New-York Historical Society.

What I Do: Laura Kamoie, Novelist

As part of the Career Diversity for Historians initiative, the AHA is producing and making available short videos of historians working in unusual places talking about what they do. The newest video features novelist Laura Kamoie.

AHA Career Diversity Announces Department Grants

AHA Career Diversity is pleased to announce its next venture to expand opportunities for history graduate students and allow for the broadest collection of knowledge on integrating career paths into graduate education: grants for individual history departments.