The Humanities PhD Project supports doctoral students and faculty in the humanities as they imagine, plan for, and pursue multiple career paths as humanists in the world, in the academy and beyond.
Funded by the Andrew S. Mellon Foundation and the Rackham Graduate School, this project broadens the career paths of humanities doctoral students and considers new ways doctoral programs can support these efforts.
This website provides:
- Graduate students with career resources linked to different stages in their careers
- Faculty with resources to mentor students, innovate courses, and re-examine doctoral curricula
- A blog featuring the experiences of doctoral students who participated in Mellon Public Humanities fellowships and short-term immersives
- Alumni voices showcasing the work of Michigan PhDs outside the tenure track
- A calendar for humanities professionalization events and a form to submit new events to the calendar
- Diplomatic Approaches: A Romance Languages PhD purses a path in Italy’s consular serviceBy Matthew Woodbury Dr. Pierluigi Erbaggio received his PhD in Romance Languages from the University of Michigan in 2016. He is an Administrative Assistant at the Consulate of Italy in Detroit, MI. He spoke… Continue reading Diplomatic Approaches: A Romance Languages PhD purses a path in Italy’s consular service
- Teaching Career Diversity Through Informational InterviewsThe content and format of career diversity within humanities departments follows no single model. As curriculum committees and graduate program chairs consider whether or not to make coursework or training mandatory, where to… Continue reading Teaching Career Diversity Through Informational Interviews
- Humanities for AllA project of the National Humanities Alliance, the Humanities for All database showcases “higher ed-based publicly engaged humanities initiatives, presenting a cross-section of over 1400 undertaken over the past decade from all 50 states, the… Continue reading Humanities for All