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This Podcast is a Foreign Country

For young scholars, academia can sometimes feel like a foreign country. Figuring how to start a research project, choose a dissertation topic, and evaluate your ideas can be overwhelming. In a series of interviews with speakers invited by the Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for Historical Studies at Northwestern University, this podcast investigates the process of “doing history” focusing on the struggles, setbacks, and wrong turns that inevitably lie behind great scholarship.

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These episodes are hosted and produced by Jessica Biddlestone, T.H. Breen Digital Media Fellow in 2018-19 (currently a Chabraja Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center). They feature the song “Help Desk” by Derek Clegg , available under a Creative Commons-Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license.

Episode 1: Sarah Maza

Episode 2: Carla Nappi

Episode 3: Todd Shepard