The Center for Digital Humanities, in collaboration with GradFUTURES, is excited to launch How We Work, a new event series centered around the theme of academic work. What does it mean to work in “alternative” academia? What does it mean to pursue “traditional” academic jobs in today’s changing educational landscape? Breaking down the barrier between traditional and alternative, the series invites CDH staffers and postdocs to have open and honest conversations about their jobs, how they got there, and how they get them done.
These informal and interactive sessions will be held on Zoom and are open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in all departments. Our second event, on April 13, from 12:00 to 1:20 pm, will feature a conversation between the CDH's Rebecca Munson and Grant Wythoff. Discussion will center on how Rebecca and Grant transitioned from humanities graduate students to CDH staff members and on what it means to teach, publish, and produce academic events in a nontraditional and collaborative environment like the CDH.