We the Humanities: The Benefits and drawbacks of the social scholar

School of Advanced Study

We the Humanities: The Benefits and drawbacks of the social scholar

Kristina West and Jessica Sage
(We the Humanities)

The @wethehumanities rotation-curation Twitter project began at the start of this year as a response to the on-going debates about the cultural, academic, and financial value of the humanities. Krissie West and Jessica Sage will be talking about the extent to which they've met their initial aims and the benefits the project has had to them as PGR and ECR scholars, as well as discussing more widely the reasons why researchers should - and shouldn't - use Twitter as a research and dissemination tool.

The Social Scholar is a series of lunchtime seminars from the School of Advanced Study, looking into the theme of Social Media. Each session includes a 20 minute presentation from an expert already using social media in the Humanities followed by discussion and Q&A. In these sessions we hope to learn together about how to better use social media in a professional capacity and what the difficulties and issues are. The series will look at blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media services.

Social Scholar seminar series

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School of Advanced Study, University of London
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Kristina West and Jessica Sage (We the Humanities)
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Event date: 
Wednesday, 3 December 2014 - 12:00am
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