A Monday Rant on Plan Bs, Job Markets and #History as a Profession


Read this today and I never should have.  Why?  

First, it was a depressing look at the past and future prospects for Ph.D.s in history.  

Second, it was a depressing look at the past and future prospects for Ph.D.s in history from both the President and the Executive Director of the field’s most prestigious (read: old-white-male-cantankerous-curmudgeonly) professional organization.  

Third, it was condescending as shit.  The solution to the poor job market and the tightening of university budgets is to stop seeing that Plan B (the not-a-tenure track job) as a Plan B.  

Huh???  

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