The Archives Intern will work with staff at the Chicago Metro History Education Center (CMHEC) to review and organize approximately 60 feet of archival records from the 35 year history of the Chicago Metro History Fair.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Looking for an unusual HIST 398 internship this summer? Go on an archaeological dig in Portugal! Students can earn HIST 398 credit by participating in one of the following two digs and blogging about their experience.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) is an unincorporated Chicago-based association of libraries, universities, and other archival institutions with major holdings of materials that document African American and African Diaspora culture, history, and politics, with a specific focus on materials relating to Chicago. The University of Chicago serves as Host Institution to the BMRC.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Internship opportunity to research the 50th anniversary of the Feminine Mystique - Fall 2013. The Feminine Mystique intern will work with Professor Michelle Nickerson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to develop a blog for the November 2013 Symposium at the Newberry Library commemorating the 50th Anniversary of this path-breaking book by feminist Betty Friedan. Work will include acquisition of visual (historical and contemporary), printed (historical), audio, and possibly video materials to post on this blog about symposium presenters and their research that relates to the Feminine Mystique.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Through the generosity of the CAS Dean’s Office, the History Department is able to offer seven fellowships a semester (fourteen for the year total) to History undergraduates to undertake HIST 398 internships at selected local cultural institutions in the 2013-14 academic year. The History at Work Fellowship Intern Program recognizes the importance of non-profit cultural organizations to the lifeblood of a great city and encourages students to think about careers in public history. As History at Work Fellows, undergraduates will be enrolled in HIST 398, the History Undergraduate Internship Program and fulfill all the requirements for the course; will be profiled on the History Department website; will give a short talk at their institution about their internship; and will receive a $250 stipend applied towards their tuition.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
WTTW is currently producing an 80-minute local historical documentary and website called “Chicago Time Machine.” Host Geoffrey Baer will travel to places around the Chicago region and step into a virtual time machine to show viewers what stood at that place or happened there in years past. This production will be complete and broadcast by November 2013.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Button Museum is looking for students to work with us this summer to develop and expand our Digital Archive. Students will gain unique and specialized experience researching, describing, digitizing and cataloging our growing collection of historic buttons.