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...
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...
In this episode of Careers in the Public Humanities, PhD candidate Catherine Winters speaks with URI alumna Dr. Kenna Barrett, the Director of Development at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at John Hopkins University. The two discuss the state of finances at universities, how university development actually works, and weighing the pros and cons of any position.
In this episode of Careers in the Public Humanities, PhD candidate Ryan Engley interviews Dr. Elizabeth Francis, the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. Together they discuss the importance of placemaking and engaging with community in all humanities projects.
Starting our Fall 2017 season of the Careers in the Public Humanities podcast, Dr. Rachel Boccio interviews Dr. James Golden, the Director of Education at the Mark Twain House of Hartford, CT. In this episode, James and Rachel discuss moving to public humanities from academia and the importance of cultural institutions to a wide array of communities.
For our second episode of the Careers in the Public Humanities podcast, Catherine Winters interviews Laura Laura Tetreault, PhD candidate and University Fellow in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Louisville. Catherine and Laura consider communicating with various publics, movement building, and the varied paths open to English students during this episode.
In the inaugural episode for the Careers in the Public Humanities podcast, Dr. Rachel Boccio interviews Dr. Claire Reynolds, Communications Coordinator for the English department at the University of Connecticut. Throughout the conversation, Claire and Rachel (both URI English PhD alumnae) return to the importance of advanced training in the humanities and the rich diversity of roles PhDs are needed to fill.