Publication Date

December 6, 2010

graduate student sessionWhat can you do with a history degree? More importantly, what can you do with a history degree if you don’t want to teach?

History majors have diverse job options outside of academia. Learn from history professionals in a range of fields in session 3, Careers in History: The Variety of the Profession. This roundtable session, sponsored by the Graduate and Early Career Committee, brings together historians who work in preservation, documentary editing, museums, archives, and the military to speak about both specific aspects of their jobs as well as general advice for job seekers.

See below for the complete session information, and check out the other “Session of the Week” posts that have appeared on the blog, pulled from the content of the Program of the 125th Annual Meeting.

Careers in History: The Variety of the Profession
AHA Session 3
Thursday, January 6, 2011: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Room 302 (Hynes Convention Center)

Chair: Aaron W. Marrs, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State


  • Kevin Allen, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
  • Robert B. Kane, U.S. Air Force
  • Steven Luckert, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Nicholas Evan Sarantakes, U.S. Naval War College
  • C. James Taylor, Papers of John Adams, Massachusetts Historical Society
  • Megan Sniffin-Marinoff, Harvard University Archives

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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