Blogging for Historians

Course date(s): 
29 May 2019
Course tutor(s): 
Dr Matt Phillpott


Blogs and websites are powerful and easy to use to create an online presence, but how do you write for an online audience?  In this session we shall look specifically at writing skills, breaking down your ideas into smaller chunks, considering headings, sub-headings, images and audio-visual elements. We will consider questions about what a blog post is designed to achieve for both yourself as the author and researcher and for any potential readers. An additional online component will allow you to write a sample blog post and receive feedback.

The workshop will take place from 14.00 - 17.00 on Wednesday 29 May at the Institute of Historical Research, North Block, Senate House. All computers will be supplied: please do not bring your own laptop.

This course is part of a four-part series of linked training workshops covering the use of social media for historians and other researchers in the humanities:

Each workshop is complete in itself and can be taken on its own for £25. Alternatively register for all four at the discounted price of £80.

Learning Outcomes

• To be introduced to some best practice ideas about writing online;
• To learn how to write for online readers;
• To consider the purpose, uses, and challenges of running a blog or website.