Social Networking for Historians


History Lab Plus: Social Networking for Historians


8 February 2014


Institute of Historical Research, Holden Room, 103, Malet Street, Senate House, London, United Kingdom


This half-day workshop is dedicated to introducing early career historians, and those in related disciplines, to social media and its effective use in enhancing your profile or group profiles. The workshop addresses the basics such as:

  • What is social media?
  • The types of social media that are available and how on-line profiles can be used effectively
  • The uses of social media for research, teaching and promoting groups and societies
  • What is a good social media profile what are you trying to achieve?
  • What might be off-putting in setting up on-line profiles?
  • How to use social media to build on-line relationships and networks
  • The benefits of social media
  • Health warnings with social media
  • Dealing with negativity and feedback
  • What happens if…..someone steals my blog? My idea?


12.15 Welcome
12.20 What is Social Media? Types of Social Media and its uses (Jane Winters)
13.00 Social Media & Research (Joanne Bailey & Matt Houlbrook)
13.30 Social Media & Teaching (Helen Rogers & Melodee Beals)
14.00 Refreshments
14.15 Social Media & Groups, Societies & Networks (George Gosling & Kimm Curran)
14.45 Social Media & Personal Profiles (Cath Feely, Kimm Curran, George Gosling, et al)
15.15 Problems, Pitfalls & Health Warnings (Lucy Williams & Jane Winters)
15.45 Final Comments & Roundup

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