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Time Maps and Careers for History Majors

Maps of Time Data As NarrativeJob seekers: If you are thinking about careers outside academia, here is something for your cover letters. From a panel at this year’s SXSW, “Maps of Time: Data as Narrative” (audio of the panel is available through that link and worth listening to), comes one of the clearest invitations to history majors thinking broadly about their career paths:

Living in the eternal now, surrounded by our tweets, facebook posts and other copious amounts of social and highly personalized information, we forget the importance of history and historical reasoning and influence in our work.