Author Archives: Guest Blogger

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Reaching out to the Public as Historians

How can we contribute to broader discussions in which people might benefit from history? How might our professional training as historians offer skills and habits applicable beyond the confines of highly specialized fields? As second-year doctoral students at Columbia we

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Interning at the National History Center

About a week before the fall semester of my sophomore year of college began, I received a series of e-mails from the GW History Department, each detailing a different history-related internship opportunity opening during the semester.

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Developing Creativity within a History Internship

From the very beginning, I always had trouble believing I was a creative person. I was the child who always opted to draw stick figures when asked to draw a family portrait. Not until I reached college did I realize