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Re: The Future of the History Major

I fear that by focusing on students getting a job, we're forgetting that there is more to life than work. A student who majors or minors in history for sheer love of the discipline has gained the tools needed to pursue a life-long interest in history, regardless of discipline. This comes under the heading of life enrichment, and it brings joy to people. My father was a small businessman, but he had a life-long love of history. In the evenings, he'd read history, and when we traveled, we often went to historic sites or museums.

Re: The Future of the History Major

I have been following this thread for the past couple weeks. I have learned much from the contributions of everyone and am now doing my own research into the question. The posts have catalyzed an introspective struggle within my mind, heart, and soul. My heart goes out to all the history graduates, with a love for the discipline, who finish their degrees with bleak employment prospects and a mountain of debt.

CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED: (Re)Writing Global Histories: Movement, Memory, and Materiality Graduate Conference

Northeastern University’s 11th Annual History Graduate Conference

(Re)Writing Global Histories: Movement, Memory, and Materiality


March 23-24, 2019

Boston, MA, USA

Keynote: Zara Anishanslin, Assistant Professor of History and Art History at the UNiversity of Delaware 


CfP: Michigan Conference: Austerity and Anti-Austerity Beyond Capitalism (September 12-14, 2019)

Austerity and Anti-Austerity Beyond Capitalism
Interdisciplinary Conference 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA)
September 12-14, 2019
During the global economic crisis of 2008 many observers predicted that austerity economics would be discredited and abandoned, but over the ensuing decade it demonstrated surprising resilience.