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  • Jan 17, 2017 - Broadening Your Career Horizon: Practical Advice for Using the AHA’s Career Contacts Program

    By Katie Streit The challenging academic job market facing historians is one topic that is frequently discussed in graduate courses, academic journals, and job reports. While students are aware of the steep competition for limited positions, there are few resources available for identifying careers outside of academia and successfully marketing oneself for those positions. Fortunately, the AHA is trying to help with its Career Contacts program. The service connects graduate students and recent PhDs with historians working in various careers, including those employed in the government and nonprofit organizations. The post Broadening Your Career Horizon: Practical Advice for Using the AHA’s Career Contacts Program appeared first on American Historical Association. …  Learn More >

  • Jan 13, 2017 - Grant of the Week: Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships

    Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring short-term fellowships from the Massachusetts Historical Society. Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) short-term fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the MHS collections sometime between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. Approximately 20 awards will be made. Short-term fellowships are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the PhD or the equivalent. The post Grant of the Week: Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships appeared first on American Historical Association. …  Learn More >

  • Jan 12, 2017 - AHA Member Spotlight: Daniel Gifford

    Daniel Gifford is a term assistant professor and the course coordinator of INTO Mason’s “American Cultures” course for international students at George Mason University. He lives in Arlington, Virginia, and has been a member since 2010. Website: http://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/people/dgifford Alma maters: BA (journalism), University of Missouri, 1992; MA (international affairs), Washington University in St. Louis, 1999; MA (history), George Mason University, 2007; PhD (history), George Mason University, 2011 Fields of interest: American popular and visual culture, holidays, charity and philanthropy, American social movements, particularly environmental advocacy What do you like the most about where you live and work? George Mason University is both my alma mater and my employer, so obviously I have grown quite fond of the institution. The post AHA Member Spotlight: Daniel Gifford appeared first on American Historical Association. …  Learn More >

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