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.
We are currently working on the following projects:
Development of a PhD in the Public Humanities
As of January 2018, our proposal for a new PhD program in the Public Humanities at Georgetown University is under review.
We created a course development group for faculty to collaboratively create or redesign graduate courses in the humanities in ways that connects scholarly training with preparing graduate students for public engagement and non-academic intellectual work.
We regularly host speakers to share their experiences in preparing humanities PhDs for diverse careers.