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CfP: Journal of the History of Ideas Graduate Symposium (May 2019)

The Journal of the History of Ideas and the University of Pennsylvania invite graduate students to propose papers for this intensive one-day interdisciplinary symposium on “Reception? Challenging and Defending Canons.”

To apply, please email a 500-word paper proposal and CV to blogjhi@gmail.com by January 20. Selected applicants will be notified by early February 2019. Please direct any questions to blogjhi@gmail.com. Reimbursement for some travel expenses will be available.

Re: The Future of the History Major

Hi Eric,
If you're looking for specific evidence/ammunition for successful career outcomes for history majors:

Here's a list of CEO's with liberal arts degrees (Carly Fiorina of HP studied Medieval history as u/g)
http://time.com/3964415/ceo-degree-liberal-arts/

and the careers list from the AHA:
https://www.historians.org/jobs-and-professional-development/career-reso...

Re: The Future of the History Major

As our university makes the transition from a liberal arts institution to a vocational school (not what the Uni President says is happening – but that is what it is), one thing that has helped keep major numbers somewhat stable is having a “large plan” major and a “small plan” major. The small plan major requires students have another major or a minor while the large plan makes no such requirement. The small plan is still bigger than a minor.

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