Mini-Con: 2016 Careers in history symposium

November 12, 2016 | 8:30 am – 3:45 pm | Indianapolis, IN
IUPUI, Campus Center, Room 450C, 420 University Blvd., Indianapolis

“What careers are open to me if I want to be an historian?”

An exciting array of more than a dozen panelists representing local, state, and federal jobs, from the public to the private sphere, will help participants think through what they need to know now about working with the past. The National Council on Public History and the IUPUI History Department invite faculty and undergraduate and graduate students to attend. Aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, the symposium will include opportunities to engage a wide variety of history professionals in small group conversations.

Students should leave with clear ideas about some job possibilities that build off of their interests in history, as well as lists of resources and personal contacts they can call upon in considering their future. Besides specific history/public history career information, we will offer fresh perspectives on the many ways in which professional historians, curators, preservationists, government agencies, and small businesses work together. Students will gain an understanding of the many ways in which history and the humanities are put to work in the world.

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A PDF version of the schedule can be found here.

Keynote: Kent Whitworth, Executive Director, Kentucky Historical Society

Kent Whitworth

Kent Whitworth returned to his home state as executive director of the Kentucky Historical Society in 2004.  He works closely with KHS Boards, staff colleagues, and other partners to make history relevant by making collections accessible, by helping Kentucky students develop critical skills, and by engaging Kentuckians around contemporary issues.  Whitworth previously served as the director of the East Tennessee Historical Society.  He earned a B.A. in History (1984) from Asbury University and a M.A. in History with an emphasis in Historic Preservation (1989) from Middle Tennessee State University. Whitworth has served on the American Association for State and Local History Council and serves on the Board of the Kentucky Mansions Preservation Foundation, which operates the Mary Todd Lincoln House, and the Aviation Museum of Kentucky. He also is a founding member of the “History Relevance Campaign” steering committee. The History Relevance Campaign is a national effort intended to demonstrate the value and impact of history.