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2019 Humanities Day Conference

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019

Time: 8:30am – 5:30pm

Location: UC Merced Campus, California Room

Humanities Day is a graduate student conference that showcases the diversity of career pathways available to PhD students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. It is part of a weekend long experience that includes the 6th Annual IH-Grad Con on Saturday, providing students an opportunity to present their own research and projects. Our goal for Humanities Day is to help students become more aware of PhD career pathways outside the academy and to help them become well versed in the skills and traits that will make them more competitive for non-academy jobs. 

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Humanities Day Schedule

8:30am Breakfast
9:00am Welcome Address
9:30am Presentation--The Long and Winding Road: Career Development Challenges for Humanities Graduate Students
10:15am Break
10:30am Presentation--Academia and Beyond: Managing a Career in Academia, Consulting, and Running a Non-Profit
11:15am Presentation--Making Peace from Planada to Brazzaville
12:00pm Lunch and Networking
1:00pm Presentation--Exploring and Planning Humanities Careers Using "ImaginePhD"
2:00pm Presentation--Wicked Problems, Complex Research, Practical Answers: Anthropology at the Cutting Edge
2:45pm Break
3:00pm Graduate Student Research Lightning Talks
4:15pm Closing Remarks
4:30pm Reception and Networking
5:30pm Adjourn

 


Speaker Information:

Rina Faletti, PhD: Museum Curator, Art History and Municpal Projects

Justin Dunnavant, PhD: PPFP Fellow, Archeologist and Underwater Diver

Niel Tashima, PhD and Ms. Cathleen Crain: Health and Human Services Consulting Firm

Teresa Dillinger, PhD: Graduate Pathways Program Director

Christina Lux, PhD: Center for the Humanities Associate Director

 


6th Annual IH Grad Con: Contradicting Contradictions: Interrogating Humanities-based Scholar Activism in the Neoliberal University

Humanities Day is part of a weekend long experience that kick's off with a welcome reception on Thursday evening and includes the 6th Annual IH-Grad Con on Saturday, providing students an opportunity to present their own research and projects. The IH Grad Con is hosted by graduate students in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Group.

6th Annual IH Grad Con Program

Schedule of Weekend Events:

April 4th: Hosted by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Group

Kick-off Reception, SSM Art Gallery from 4:00 - 6:00pm

Humanities Night, Partisan (downtown Merced) 7:00pm

April 5th: Hosted by the Graduate Division

Humanities Day, California Room from 8:30am - 6:00pm

Open Mic Night, Coffee Bandits (downtown Merced) 7:00pm

April 6thHosted by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Group

IH Grad Con, Granite Pass, from 9:00am - 5:00pm

Keynote, Granite Pass Room 135, from 10:00 - 11:15am


Please contact the Graduate Resource Center for more information or questions about this event at graduateresources@ucmerced.edu

This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate Division, the Center for Career and Professional Advancement, and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Group.