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The Mason History PhD: 'We Were Alt-Ac Before Alt-Ac Was Cool'

The Mason History PhD: 'We Were Alt-Ac Before Alt-Ac Was Cool'

The job market for humanities PhDs has been tough for decades, and it’s not getting any better. In part for that reason, a landmark 2011 American Historical Association report urged its members to think more broadly about employment options for History PhDs—not all of whom could or should become academics—and to adapt their curricula accordingly.

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Kierner examines ‘culture of disaster’ in new book

Kierner examines ‘culture of disaster’ in new book

History professor Cynthia Kierner discusses Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity from the Jamestown Colony to the Johnstown Flood, which explores how early American responses to natural and man-made calamities shape our societal reactions today.

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