The Humanities Institute Workshops and PhD+ Series

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The Humanities Institute (THI) hosts its PhD+ series of workshops aimed at humanities graduate students throughout the academic year. PhD+ workshops expand graduate student training and provide space for exploring questions you might not know to ask. We meet monthly, over lunch, to discuss possible career paths for PhDs, internship possibilities, grants/fellowships, work/life balance, elements of style, online identity issues, and much, much more.

THI also collaborates with other units to present other workshops. See below. Sign up for the THI newsletter and check the calendar for updates.

Social Media and Scholarly Practice
Rachel Deblinger
, Director, Modern Endangered Archives Program, UCLA Library
Wednesday, April 22
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 
Via Zoom

The field of higher education is struggling to define its relationship to social media. We have all read high profile stories of offers and tenure denied because of online posts. At the same time, there is clear motivation for scholars to engage with public audiences and grow their reputations through social media. What are the risks, rewards, and ways to begin being an extremely (or selectively) online academic?

Join Rachel Deblinger to discuss the many uses of social media across the academy, ranging from institutional accounts to the benefits of self-promotion to the possible consequences of political speech. As the public health crisis has moved most of our communications online, this session will also give participants an opportunity to reflect on our complex relationships with social media as both a source of anxiety and space to alleviate feelings of isolation.

Questions? Contact Saskia Nauenberg Dunkell, Research Program Manager for the Mellon-funded Expanding Humanities Impact and Publics project at The Humanities Institute.