Public Engagement and Professional Development

Sunday, April 18, 2021, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Type: Workshop

Tags: Media and Communications; Professional Development; Public History and Memory


Our Public Voice workshops are generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and organized by Made By History, Washington Post.  

Pre-registration required

Limited to 20 people

This workshop will feature specific strategies for professional development in academic and nonacademic careers that rely on public-facing history work. It will discuss how to build public engagement into your academic career, specifically new approaches to teaching that integrate public-facing history projects and strategies to build your C.V. and tenure file to credit public engagement work and demonstrate impact. It will also discuss how to build a career in public engagement outside the academy, notably through professional opportunities in journalism, film, television, and public policy.

Session Participants

Chair: Kathryn Cramer Brownell, Purdue University

Presenter: Keisha N. Blain, University of Pittsburgh

Presenter: Alexandra Evans, RAND Corporation

Presenter: Timothy J. Naftali, New York University

Presenter: Heather Ann Thompson, University of Michigan