An introduction to social media for historians

Is social media a mystery? Do you want to learn how to tweet and to use a hashtag? This workshop will give you a helpful introduction to the essential foundations of social media.

Course Details

The workshop will discuss how social media works, and its benefits and pitfalls for historians and academics. You will be introduced to the ways that historians communicate, share and collaborate through social media, and learn foundational terminology and helpful tips that will help you make the most of these platforms. You will learn how to use Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, how to set up an account and how to build a profile.

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:

  • An Introduction to Social Media
  • An Introduction to Building an Online Academic Profile
  • Making the Most Out of Social Media
  • Blogging for Historians

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. All computers will be supplied: please do not bring your own laptop.

Dates TBC

• Understand the value of creating a social media profile for individuals, projects or organisations
• Learn how to create a profile on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
• Connect with communities of historians, researchers and the general public through social media
• Practical guidance on how to build your following, how to tweet and create content for social media platforms, and how to communicate on social media