Reinvent the Phd/H - Connected Academics at Georgetown
Connected Academics is a national-scale project lead 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 Reinvent the PhD/H – Connected Academics at Georgetown is to reinvent doctoral education in the humanities by expanding intellectual discourse beyond the university, by cultivating dialogues with public intellectuals and specialists in non-academic areas, and by expanding the curriculum with training in the methods, practices and skills associated with the public humanities.
One of our central goals is to develop a doctoral program in the humanities that combines the strengths of scholarly training with training for work environments beyond the university. This includes, 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.
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Primary Investigator: Kathryn Temple
Affiliated Faculty: Ricardo Ortiz