History Workshop

The University of Delaware Department of History

“The Accidental Federal Historian, Or How I Stumbled into a Great Career”

Sam Walker

Independent Scholar
Former Historian, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Alumnus, University of Delaware


I will discuss my career as a staff member at the National Archives and especially as historian of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for 31 years. I will draw on my experiences and observations to suggest that there are interesting and honorable jobs for historians in non-academic settings.

Tuesday, Oct. 6th, 12:30-1:45pm

203 John Munroe Hall, Newark, DE 19716

The 2015-2016 academic year represents the fortieth year in which the Workshop serves as a regular part of the History Department life. Bring a lunch. All are welcome! For further information, please call (302) 831-2371.


First and second year History graduate students are required to attend so plan to make the History Workshop a regular part of your Tuesday activities.