View from the New
This section of History@Work features the perspectives of graduate students and new professionals from a variety of academic and historical institutions and at different stages in their careers. Posts will span a broad range of topics, including personal reflections on graduate study and early career experiences, advice and resources, spotlights on public history career paths, and reviews of technologies, books, conferences, and exhibits. Although our posts are geared toward the needs and concerns of our graduate student and early career peers, we look forward to engaging in discussions across the History@Work blog, and encourage everyone to join in our conversations!
Editors: Priya Chhaya, Laura Miller
Image: View from monastery window, Archeon, Netherlands
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