and Phil video in the London Apartment in order
I made a list of every single Dan and Phil video that they
have uploaded since they first moved into their, (now old), London apartment. I
have left out any YouTube Red videos but have included videos from all 6 channels,
(danisnotonfire, AmazingPhil, danisnotinteresting, LessAmazingPhil,
DanandPhilGAMES and DanandPhilCRAFTS).
If you think the order is wrong or any of the links are
incorrect please let me know and I will try to correct it.
Question form someone looking into grad school and confused /overwhelmed by the options- what's the difference between public history and museum studies masters programs? (Especially in terms of future careers and PhD chances)
Hello @thirteentales! This is kind of a tough question. I’ve been told and read so many contradicting opinions on this that it’s hard for me to answer. What I’m going to say is just my opinion based on my own research and experience. Others may feel differently and I totally respect that. I am not the definitive expert on this stuff. If anyone else has anything helpful to add I welcome it!
Museum Studies teaches the basic practices of a museum and their purpose in society as well as hands on practices of specific jobs within museums such as educator, curator, registrar, collections, preservation, etc. So if you are interested in a specific museum job (or in all of the museum jobs) this is a good degree to get because you will learn the skills those specific jobs require. And you’ll learn about all of them so you have a wide range of abilities when applying to museum jobs. That’s why I’m pursuing this degree. I want to be a curator. They’ll teach me the skills I need to be a curator. The hands on, here’s-what-you’ll-be-doing skills.
Public History is sort of a combination of museum studies and history. It’s academic research and knowledge of history with learning about how history is presented to the public (this is not limited to museums in the way a museum studies degree is). This is good for libraries or if you want to be a “historian”.
Many schools also have concentrations. You could get a history masters with a public history concentration. It all really comes down to what you want to get out of this degree and can this program give you that.
Now each program and school is different. Some public history programs are more like the museum studies programs and vice versa. My definitions are not exact or written in stone. Make sure to take a good look at the classes offered and the degree requirements to see if it matches with what you’re looking for.
No matter what degree you choose there’s usually the option to pursue a PhD. Whether it’s linked to your masters or not is up to the school you look at. However I suggest earning work experience before diving straight into the PhD as experience can be more helpful than degrees. The chief curator of the museum I work at only has a BA in history yet he’s done very well for himself and is one of the most intelligent and experienced professional i’ve ever met.
When it comes to future jobs that’s hard to say. I’ve talked to people who told me that a museum studies or public history masters is less preferable to a history masters and I’ve also been told the complete opposite. There’s no guarantee that either one of these degrees will get you a job. Not in this job market. So it comes down to what the program will give you in terms of knowledge and experience. The degree or school name isn’t as important as what you get out of the program.
So basically it comes down to what you want to get out of it. Look through programs and find one with the classes that will give you the knowledge and experience needed to do what you want to do. (There’s always internship options for hands on learning as well. forgot to mention that above.)
I found this one article that may be helpful in your search as well. Just in case my babble doesn’t make any sense.
There’s two quotes in this article I want to put in this response. Both are said by Melissa Bingmann who wrote “Advising Undergraduates about Career Opportunities in Public History,” published in the March 2009 issue of Perspectives on History:
“To reiterate, a public history program will emphasize content and mastery of the historical discipline first and foremost. It will provide training in research and interpretive skills that are specific to a variety of audiences. On the other hand, museum studies programs offer courses that convey academic and professional knowledge that supports all aspects of museum work, including education, exhibits, collections, and development.….In summary, if they [students] want to be flexible to work in any kind of museum, in most types of positions, then a museum studies program is probably the best fit. If they want to be able to market themselves as a historian who wants the flexibility of working in a museum, preservation agency, archives, or other career that values historical research and interpretation, then public history is a better bet.“
“Students who graduate with little or no internship experience at either the MA or PhD level will find it difficult to find gainful employment. The MA graduate with work experience will probably be more marketable than the PhD without work experience…A better option might be to earn the MA, work in the field, and then go back to earn the PhD either to advance in the public sector or to seek a tenure-track position teaching and researching public history at a university.“
I hope this is helpful and I wish all the luck!!!!! Take your time and thoroughly research programs. You’ll do great :)