ReinventPhD – Connected Academics at Georgetown
The application for the 2019 Graduate Certificate in the Engaged and Public Humanities is now live. Please visit our website to apply — or apply here!
Connected Academics is a national-scale project led by the Modern Language Association and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aimed at preparing doctoral students of language and literature to be influential in a diversity of academic and non-academic careers.
The goal of ReinventPhD, the Connected Academics task force at Georgetown, is to create initiatives to help institutions, faculty, and graduate students reimagine and reinvent doctoral education in the humanities.
Our initiatives seek to expand intellectual discourse beyond the university, cultivating dialogues with public intellectuals and specialists in non-academic areas and expanding the curriculum with training in the methods, practices, and skills associated with the public humanities.
One of our central goals has been to develop a doctoral program in the humanities that combines the strengths of scholarly training with training for work environments beyond the university.
This would include, among other things, a shortened time to degree, alternatives to the traditional dissertation, the encouragement of interdisciplinary approaches, and mentored and credit-bearing Public Fellow internships (modeled on the ACLS Public Fellows Program), and new courses in the Public Humanities.
Find out more about our current projects here.
Please feel free to email us here with any questions.
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Primary Investigator: Kathryn Temple
Affiliated Faculty: Ricardo Ortiz
Project Managers: Lauren Frey; Kalen Breland
ASU hosts Connected Academics Summer Institute 2017: Mentoring, Sustainability, and Advice for Faculty and Students
September 28th, 2017
On September 13–15, 2017, members of the Georgetown Reinvent the PhD team met with other Connected Academics partners in Phoenix, Arizon…
Beyond Academia Career Expo 2018
March 16th, 2017
Upcoming Career Expo: June 2018
On Saturday, June 23, 2018, ReinventPhD will host its second Career Expo for humanities schola…
Annual Report 2015-16
August 15th, 2016
Click here for a report of our activities last year.