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December 17, 2009

Kwanzaa research featured in an AP story

Professor Keith Mayes' research on Kwanzaa is discussed in an Associated Press article. His research is also featured in a multimedia story on the CLA home page.

December 14, 2009

Kwanzaa research on CLA home page

Professor Keith Mayes' research on Kwanzaa is the featured story for December 14-20 on the CLA home page. The multimedia story includes a video and a podcast.

December 10, 2009

History Museum Fellowship Program

The Minnesota Historical Society and the College of Liberal Arts are seeking to fill 10 positions for undergraduate students who are interested in learning about careers as museum professionals or public historians. This program is designed to address the underrepresentation of individuals from communities of color and American Indian Nations in historical organizations and public history graduate programs. Participants will be chosen through a competitive application process. Applicants chosen for the program will:

  • Register for a weekly, directed studies seminar through the Department of American Studies for spring semester 2009-2010 instructed by program staff, visiting scholars, U of M faculty, and MHS professionals.
  • Receive a paid internship ($2,500) with MHS during the summer of 2010 designed to provide participants with real-world public history experience.
  • Go on a week-long, summer study tour of museums and historic sites in and around the Washington D.C. area. Participants will visit museums and network with other professionals in the museum and public history fields. Travel expenses will be paid by the program.
  • Receive follow-up mentoring from program staff regarding employment opportunities and graduate programs in museum studies and/or public history.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND AN APPLICATION, please contact program coordinator, Chris Taylor, at chris.taylor@mnhs.org