• Home
  • Cherry Picked - Program to offer insights on applied humanities careers

Program to offer insights on applied humanities careers

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

LAWRENCE— Leaders from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, Union Station, KCPT, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Kansas Humanities Council, the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Lawrence Public Library will discuss strategies that humanities graduate students can follow to put their degrees to work outside the academy in a panel discussion and internship fair set for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Hall Center for the Humanities.

Offering practical advice on how graduate students in the humanities and social sciences can apply their intellectual interests and scholarly skill sets to pursue productive and satisfying careers in museums, libraries, public broadcasting, nonprofits, and arts and cultural organizations, the program also includes breakout sessions where students interested in applying for the eight summer 2016 internships offered through the Hall Center can learn more about these 10-week paid placements, each of which carries a $3,000 stipend. The afternoon closes with a wine and cheese reception offering further opportunities for interaction and networking. RSVP to hallcenter@ku.edu.

“There are an enticing range of positions in applied humanities,” says Henry Fortunato, 2003 graduate and Hall Center Visiting Fellow, who is organizing the event. “We’ve brought together senior executives from some of the top cultural institutions in the area to help humanities grad students crack the code for getting non-academic jobs, which could well begin by getting one of next summer’s internships.”

The panelists, each of whom represents an institution with a Hall Center summer 2016 internship, include Julie Mulvihill, Kansas Humanities Council; Angee Simmons, KCPT; Kathleen Morgan, Lawrence Public Library; Mary Kennedy, Mid-America Arts Alliance; Matthew Naylor, National World War I Museum and Memorial; Ray Doswell, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum; Adam Johnson, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; and George Guastello, Union Station.

Read the latest MUSE News!

Find out what KU's Museum Studies Program and our alumni are up to:

September 2017 Newsletter
January 2017 Newsletter


Museum Events

Wednesday, February 28 | 6:30 p.m.
KU Natural History Museum, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd.
A celebration of more than 100 years of KU herpetology research programs and the careers of Linda Trueb and Bill Duellman. Explore the Natural History Museum's reptile and amphibian collections and enjoy appetizers and drinks. Dine in the Panorama Gallery with KU herpetology scientists and students conducting reptile and amphibian research across the globe. 

6:30 pm: appetizers, drinks and science salon
7:00 pm: dinner and program
$50 per person 

Reserve your space now at the 2018 Winter Table by ordering tickets online. Tickets are $50 per person. You may also call 785-864-4450 to purchase by phone or you may purchase tickets at the museum lobby during business hours. Questions? Contact biodiversity@ku.edu or 785-864-4450.

Home to 50+ departments, centers, and programs, the School of the Arts, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration
KU offers courses in 40 languages
No. 1 ranking in city management and urban policy —U.S. News and World Report
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times