Feb 7 • 48M
E83 - The Decline of the History Profession w/ Erin Bartram
A podcast from Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison that provides listeners with everything they need to know about what’s going on in the world.
Danny and Derek welcome to the program Erin Bartram, school programs coordinator at the Mark Twain House and co-founder of Contingent Magazine, for a discussion of the decline of the history profession and humanities programs in general. They discuss the effect of consistent loss of knowledge production on a given field, the American Historical Association’s (AHA) response to the state of the academic job market, organizing in academia, moving on to non-academic fields after leaving the academy, and more.
Check out Erin’s controversial piece on leaving academia, “The Sublimated Grief of the Left Behind”.