For the past nine months we have been talking to historians who work beyond the professoriate, and posting the videos on the AHA’s YouTube channel.
This month, Stephen Aron, professor of history at UCLA, speaks with What I Do about his role as chair of the Institute for the Study of the American West, specifically how his work bridges the gap between research at universities and museums.
This month, Carol Geary Schneider speaks with What I Do about her role as president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and how she uses her background in history to further the AAC&U’s mission: advancing and strengthening liberal education.
This month, Luann Jones, historian for the National Park Service, speaks with What I Do about her role as a historian in the Park History Program, and how she uses her background in oral history to train and teach in a variety of interdisciplinary settings.
It’s time to take your mail off of vacation hold; Perspectives on History is back from summer hiatus.
So, you’re in graduate school, you’ve chosen history, but you realize the academy is not for you. You’d like to think about other careers, but you don’t know anyone with a history degree who works anywhere else.