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Collaboration is an important part of historical training. While it can be challenging to navigate differences in epistemology and information sharing, working with others is nevertheless a vehicle to produce new and insightful knowledge. As historical professions change, it is incumbent upon PhDs to learn how to work effectively with others, not just in the pursuit of good history, but in administration, service, community, and beyond.

Working with peers, faculty, and other partners is another way to share your passions, think creatively, and build confidence. Moreover, collaboration pushes graduate students outside the framework of history as a solitary set of skills, challenging them to consider their own leadership capacities.

U-M History offers opportunities to build collaboration skills:

Learn more about collaboration as one of the AHA's five career diversity skills.