An Introduction to Building an Online Academic Profile

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


It is increasingly important for researchers to have an online presence and to give a coherent ‘voice’ to their research and professional profile online. This workshop helps you to get started in building an online profile, looking at the tools you can use, the things that you need to consider, and the online locations that you might wish to use. There is a specific focus on blogs and websites as a focus for an online profile, but other digital tools will also be discussed. As an extension of this session you will be offered access to an online module showing you how to build your own Wordpress website, with the opportunity for feedback.

The workshop will take place from 14.00 - 17.00 on Wednesday 10 April 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

• A better understanding of what an online academic profile should look like;
• A clear idea why a coherent online voice is important;
• Ideas about how you might create your own online profile;
• How social media tools can be linked together to create a coherent picture of your professional life.
• To learn how to create your own WordPress website.


The workshop will take place from 2.00 - 5.00 on the afternoon of Wednesday 10 April at the IHR.