With lockdowns and social distancing we have all had to rethink how we engage audiences with our research, heritage and histories and for much of the past year that has meant moving online. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing and indeed with these restrictions many have discovered creative new opportunities to reach new audiences. This workshop will give advice on developing digital engagement programme, running online events, and promoting your activities to a broad audience. We will feature examples of innovating online engagement work and share best practice from people working in this field. We will also highlight the potential pitfalls of reaching audiences on the internet and offer some guidance on overcoming the digital divide in these times of social distancing.
This event will be hosted by the Institute of Historical Research and chaired by Dr Michael Eades- SAS Public Engagement Manager & Research Fellow. Michael also runs the national Being Human festival of the humanities, working with universities and communities across the UK to produce innovative public engagement activities.
Former Layers of London staff- Amy Todd and Liam Cunningham of Dig Yourself (a consulting agency specialising in digital engagement, and working with volunteers, schools, and local communities), will lead the session and offer their unique perspective on Taking Public History Online.
This event is free to attend, but booking is required. The event will be held online with details about how to join the virtual event being circulated via email to registered attendees 24 hours in advance.