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Carleton University to Host Conference on the Future of the PhD in Humanities

Current pressures have raised questions about the future of the PhD in the humanities, and so Carleton University is holding a major conference to help address them.

The Future of the PhD in the Humanities conference, to be held on May 16-18, 2016 at Carleton University, will bring together faculty, senior administrators and graduate students from universities and related organizations across the country to address three major themes: the public value of the humanities, non-academic career paths, and program structures/completion times.

Click here to read an editorial by Paul Keen, associate dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, professor of English and co-organizer of conference.

Media are invited to attend, and representatives will be on hand to speak about the future of the PhD in humanities.

When: Monday, May 16 until Wednesday, May 18, 2016. On Monday, the program consists of a Graduate Student Conference with participation by graduate students from across Canada. The main conference program will begin on Tuesday and will continue until Wednesday.

Where: River Building, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

This is a follow-up to a conference on the same theme that was held last year at McGill University which aimed to rethink graduate humanities education, to develop new programs, to begin to change the culture of the academy, and to enhance how humanities graduate degrees are viewed outside the academy.

Media Inquiries:
Chris Cline
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 1391

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