A new blog worth taking a look at is the Business History Matters brought to you by the folks at the History Factory. I came across this one via a push from one of the blog’s creators, but already knew of the History Factory because one of their interns interiewed me for their spring newsletter. One reason I’m interested in this particular blog is that in my current job in the Dean’s office, I’ve spent a lot of time working with our departments on what might be called “workforce” issues — lining up internships for undergraduate and graduate students, promoting those internships, building relationships with employers that might turn into jobs for our graduates, etc. The History Factory and their blog are both good examples of how those with a history degree, whether at the graduate or the undergraduate level, can find interesting, exciting, and remunerative work in history in venues we don’t typically think of when someone asks us “what can you do with a history major?”.
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Thanks for the cool link. It is heartening to see public history flourishing while the job market for academic historians contracts. I hope you get some time off from dean duties during the summer break.
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