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Careers in the Public Humanities

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“Careers in the Public Humanities” is a podcast exploring the broad range of positions and prospects open to humanities PhDs beyond the tenure track. Produced by graduate students in the URI English Department, each episode features an interview with a PhD alum, from URI and other universities, who uses their disciplinary knowledge in unique ways. The series aims to inspire current and prospective PhD students to embrace cross-disciplinary learning and to consider engaging in research that serves diverse literary and cultural publics. “Careers in the Public Humanities” is produced by graduate students in the University of Rhode Island English Department, with funding support from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Next Generation PhD initiative.

Latest Episodes

Episode 8: Christina Bevilacqua, Programs & Exhibitions Director at Providence Public Library

In this episode of Careers in the Public Humanities, Catherine Winters speaks with Christina Bevilacqua, MA, Programs & Exhibitions Director at Providence Public Library and Conversationalist-in-Residence at Trinity Repertory Company. In this conversation, the two discuss how the humanities allow for complication, the risk of theatre and unmediated discussion, and how building the career you want often involves having jobs you do not enjoy and volunteering to stretch your skills.

49 MIN2 weeks ago
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Episode 8: Christina Bevilacqua, Programs & Exhibitions Director at Providence Public Library

Episode 7: Dr. Jim McGrath, Postdoc in Digital Public Humanities at Brown University

In this episode of Careers in the Public Humanities, Catherine Winters speaks with Dr. Jim McGrath, Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Public Humanities at Brown University‘s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage. Together the two consider what Digital Public Humanities is, how it differs from Digital Humanities and/or Public Humanities, what the place of these fields are and will be in the future, as well as the role of the postdoc, transitioning from being a graduate student, how to shape your scholarly persona, and more. Thanks so much for listening! We hope you enjoy the conversation. Links: Our Marathon: https://marathon.library.northeastern.edu/ Rhode Tour: http://rhodetour.org/ Tour of the Nightingale-Brown House: http://cds.library.brown.edu/NBHouse/ Public Work podcast: https://blogs.brown.edu/publicworkpodcast/ You can find more about Jim and many of his projects at https://jimmcgrath.us/

58 MINMAR 8
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Episode 7: Dr. Jim McGrath, Postdoc in Digital Public Humanities at Brown University

Episode 6: Dr. Paul Erickson, American Academy of Arts & Sciences

In this wide-ranging episode of Careers in the Public Humanities, PhD candidate Ryan Engley speaks with Dr. Paul Erickson, Program Director for The Humanities, Arts, and Culture; and American Institutions, Society, and the Public Good at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in Cambridge, MA. The two discuss Paul's career path, the state of the humanities in 2018 (particularly English majors and departments), how Paul envisions the public humanities, how to successfully target an application for external funding, and much more. Thanks so much for listening! We hope you enjoy the conversation. A link to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences' "State of the Humanities" job report that Paul talks about in the podcast. https://www.amacad.org/content/publications/publication.aspx?d=43025 A link to a very valuable "Study the Humanities Toolkit" recently published by National Humanities Alliance. https://www.studythehumanities.org/toolkit

62 MIN2018 JUL 24
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Episode 6: Dr. Paul Erickson, American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Latest Episodes

Episode 8: Christina Bevilacqua, Programs & Exhibitions Director at Providence Public Library

In this episode of Careers in the Public Humanities, Catherine Winters speaks with Christina Bevilacqua, MA, Programs & Exhibitions Director at Providence Public Library and Conversationalist-in-Residence at Trinity Repertory Company. In this conversation, the two discuss how the humanities allow for complication, the risk of theatre and unmediated discussion, and how building the career you want often involves having jobs you do not enjoy and volunteering to stretch your skills.

49 MIN2 weeks ago
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Episode 8: Christina Bevilacqua, Programs & Exhibitions Director at Providence Public Library

Episode 7: Dr. Jim McGrath, Postdoc in Digital Public Humanities at Brown University

In this episode of Careers in the Public Humanities, Catherine Winters speaks with Dr. Jim McGrath, Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Public Humanities at Brown University‘s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage. Together the two consider what Digital Public Humanities is, how it differs from Digital Humanities and/or Public Humanities, what the place of these fields are and will be in the future, as well as the role of the postdoc, transitioning from being a graduate student, how to shape your scholarly persona, and more. Thanks so much for listening! We hope you enjoy the conversation. Links: Our Marathon: https://marathon.library.northeastern.edu/ Rhode Tour: http://rhodetour.org/ Tour of the Nightingale-Brown House: http://cds.library.brown.edu/NBHouse/ Public Work podcast: https://blogs.brown.edu/publicworkpodcast/ You can find more about Jim and many of his projects at https://jimmcgrath.us/

58 MINMAR 8
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Episode 7: Dr. Jim McGrath, Postdoc in Digital Public Humanities at Brown University

Episode 6: Dr. Paul Erickson, American Academy of Arts & Sciences

In this wide-ranging episode of Careers in the Public Humanities, PhD candidate Ryan Engley speaks with Dr. Paul Erickson, Program Director for The Humanities, Arts, and Culture; and American Institutions, Society, and the Public Good at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in Cambridge, MA. The two discuss Paul's career path, the state of the humanities in 2018 (particularly English majors and departments), how Paul envisions the public humanities, how to successfully target an application for external funding, and much more. Thanks so much for listening! We hope you enjoy the conversation. A link to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences' "State of the Humanities" job report that Paul talks about in the podcast. https://www.amacad.org/content/publications/publication.aspx?d=43025 A link to a very valuable "Study the Humanities Toolkit" recently published by National Humanities Alliance. https://www.studythehumanities.org/toolkit

62 MIN2018 JUL 24
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Episode 6: Dr. Paul Erickson, American Academy of Arts & Sciences

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