Humanities for the Public Good: An Integrative, Collaborative, Practice-Based Humanities PhD is a new program focused on creating cross-disciplinary opportunities for humanities graduate students interested in diverse careers.
Join our team:
We're Hiring a Fall 2020-2022 Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and supported by the UI Graduate College.
Learn more about the role from our current postdoc, Ashley Cheyemi McNeil:
“It is not lost on me how fortunate I am to do this work. I get to collaborate with many diverse teams to—in a phrase—imagine otherwise. We approach the composite pieces of developing a new public humanities PhD program through individual working groups, but we simultaneously train our eye to engaging the system of higher ed and what it means (or could mean) to be a humanist in the 21st century."
Ashley Cheyemi McNeil, Humanities for the
Public Good Postdoctoral Fellow
Not to be missed:
February 24th History Alumni Event
Join us!
Monday, Feb. 24th
3:30pm to 5:30PM at the Iowa City Public Library
Three outstanding alumni from History who now work for the Newberry Library , National Parks Service , and Vantage Point Consulting will discuss their pathways to career diversity in a panel and small group discussion.

Graduate students: Join us for a free workshop on "working relationships" and effective networking
on Thursday, February 13.

Spots are limited.

LinkedIn: A Closer Look
Data gathered from the December 2019 newsletter polls and corresponding Twitter polls.
Curious about how to maximize your LinkedIn
productivity, or totally unclear on where to start?
Join us for a midday LinkedIn workshop on 
Thursday, March 12 from 12-1:30 p.m. 
with HPG and the Graduate College!
Do you have both an up-to-date CV and a résumé?
If you have a résumé, have you shared it with a mentor?
 Have an extra 3 minutes? Read this.
 Have an extra 13 minutes? Read this.

Intern Spotlight:
Andrew Boge (Communication Studies)

In Summer 2019, Andrew Boge completed an eight-week internship at the African American Museum of Iowa , as part of an opportunity to explore how graduate students' academic training might translate into a variety of professions and workplaces. Here, he shares some of his discoveries researching the ethics of slavery education and creating designs for an underground railroad education program.

African American museums are often born out of lack. Lacking presence in a community. Lacking public awareness of African American impact. Lacking knowledge of the fraught and powerful history of African American influence. However, from the lack, comes activism, profound stories, and testaments to the continual assertion of humanity on behalf of African Americans. This theme of capitalizing on lack and finding community, as a result, unites the African American Museum of Iowa and the DuSable Museum of African American History.

From the moment I started my work with the AAMI as a program researcher, I wanted to go to a nascent African American museum. The fact an African American museum exists in Iowa is remarkable considering the state is predominantly white. Thus, I began with no literacy in how museums centered around racial history conduct themselves in communities. Since I have worked this summer to research the ethics of experiential learning at the nexus of slavery education, in addition to offering preliminary program designs for an underground railroad education program, I desired to take a pilgrimage to another African American history museum to “talk shop” about...
Noted this month:
Job Beyond the Academy
Goldman Sachs is hiring for a vice president role on their Diversity and Inclusion team within the Human Capital Management division. This individual will play a critical role in delivering a global diversity and inclusion framework and advising on the design and delivery of diversity, retention, development, and promotion practices.
The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University works to intensify and increase inter-disciplinary discussion of academic, social, and cultural issues. In addition to featuring large-scale events, the center also hosts a number of seminars geared toward different groups across the university.

Funding Opportunity
The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is accepting applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in public humanities that will run from August 2020-2022. They seek applicants with backgrounds in humanistic study of the Middle Ages and experience in digital and public humanities.

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