Tomorrow I will be leading the first session in a new workshop series at York University titled, “History and Computing.” This first session, called “Twitterstorians: A Workshop on the Basics of Using Twitter for Historians,” will take participants through an introduction to the Twitter website and offer tips on how historians can best make use of this exciting new communications platform. Below you will find my PowerPoint slides from that workshop. To provide some further reading, here are a handful of interesting articles and resources about the use of Twitter by historians:
Elisabeth Grant, “Five Ways for Historians to Use Twitter” AHA Today
Sean Kheraj, “Will Twitter Kill My Chances of Getting an Academic Job” Sean Kheraj, Canadian History and Environment
Crymble, Adam. “An Analysis of Twitter and Facebook Use by the Archival Community” Archivaria 70 (Fall 2010): 125-151 [PDF]
Shannon Stunden Bower, “An Environmental Historian and Twitter” The Otter: Canadian Environmental History Blog
When I get a moment, I will update this post with links to more resources, but feel free to add your resources in the comments.
Download PowerPoint presentation here.
2 thoughts on “History and Computing Workshops #1: The Basics of Twitter for Historians”
Looks like a great workshop! There’s also Wilko Hardenberg’s analysis of the #envhist hashtag at Ant, Spider, Bee: http://antspiderbee.net/2012/03/envhist-social-media-and-community-building-in-environmental-history/
Yes, of course. I will be referring to Wilko’s piece in my workshop later today. Thanks for sharing the link here.