Entrepreneurial History

6/14/17 – SHRA Wins NCPH 2017 Excellence in Consulting Award

SHRA is pleased to announce that the National Council on Public History (NCPH) awarded its 2017 Excellence in Consulting Award to our firm for our research and consulting work in support of Idaho Power’s centenary commemoration. The NCPH grants this award to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of public history through consulting or contract…Read the Rest »

5/11/16 – The Continuing Business of History

Long-time followers of this blog will recognize several recurring themes. In addition to a passion for history, our historians have a passion for the business of history.   Many people outside the profession don’t know the full gamut of career opportunities outside of academia that are available to students of history – or the humanities in…Read the Rest »

5/4/16 – History PhD Alum Invites Students to Consider “What’s Next?”

On April 22, 2016, Jennifer Stevens was invited to speak to a group of graduate students at the UC Davis Humanities Institute on professions outside of academia.  The event was co-sponsored by the History Department.  Dr. Stevens received her PhD in History from UC Davis in 2008. Dr. Stevens discussed her path to focusing on public…Read the Rest »

3/30/16 – Jennifer Stevens answers “Ask a Consulting Historian”

This week on History@Work, the National Council on Public History’s blog, SHRA’s own Jennifer Stevens is profiled in their “Ask a Consulting Historian” series.  If you’ve ever wondered what a career in entrepreneurial history looks like, thought about pursuing history as a career, or just wanted to know more about SHRA, you can do so…Read the Rest »

6/10/15 – SHRA’s Jennifer Stevens on NCPH’s History@Work blog

This week on the National Council on Public History’s History@Work blog, SHRA’s Jennifer Stevens has a guest post on the intersection of public history and policy.  Click here to read the entire piece, including how a discovery of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.’s work lead her to her career in entrepreneurial public history.

6/18/14 – SHRA’s Jennifer Stevens on History@Work

SHRA’s Jennifer Stevens wrote a guest post for the National Council on Public History’s History@Work blog.  In it she discusses our growing business and the challenges of coordination and collaboration in what can be the solitary work of archival research and writing.  You can read the whole post here.  

11/1/13 – An Entrepreneurial Education:Bridging History and Business

Today’s blog post was written by HannaLore Hein, SHRA’s fall intern.  Learn more about HannaLore here. “Entrepreneurialism” and “History” are two words that don’t often end up in the same sentence… at least that has been my experience, until recently. I have always had a passion for history, but I cannot say the same about…Read the Rest »

2/1/13: The Business of History, Part 2

Last week, we shared the AHA’s summary of “The Entrepreneurial Historian” panel from the organization’s 2013 conference. This week, we invite you to read a guest post from SHRA’s Jennifer Stevens on the History@Work blog. Dr. Stevens was invited by the National Council on Public History to blog about her own impressions at the AHA…Read the Rest »

1/25/13: The Business of History, Part 1

Earlier this month, SHRA’s Jennifer Stevens participated in the “The Entrepreneurial Historian” panel discussion at the 127th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in New Orleans, LA.  The panel included professionals that spoke to alternatives to academia for historians. The AHA posted a summary of the session on their blog, where you can read…Read the Rest »

8/23/12: SHRA’s Stephanie Milne Shares Her Path to a Career in Public History

“What are you going to do with that?!” It’s the question I was asked most often while attending graduate school. Fortunately, the Master in Applied Historical Research (MAHR) Program at Boise State University allowed me to answer that skeptical question. The Boise State University History Department has innovatively developed a two-prong approach to the study…Read the Rest »

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