Blogging and Social Media Masterclass for Historians

6.00pm – 8.00pm, Tuesday 29th May 2018

Room B01, 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1H 0PD

Free, but please book via Eventbrite

Social media, blogging and digital scholarship have become an increasingly important part of how historians communicate with each other about their research interests, and engage with multiple publics about the significance of their scholarship.

This session, run in partnership with the Raphael Samuel History Centre and led by members of the History Workshop Online editorial team, will explore the potential benefits of using social media and blogs in a historical context, and offer strategies for success.

The session will:

·         Highlight the advantages of using social media and blogging to promote your research, develop your networks, and communicate with non-academic audiences

·         Reflect on History Workshop’s effective digital engagement strategies and describe our strategies, working methods and ‘best practice’

·         Discuss the challenges, risks and limitations of social media

·         Help participants develop digital engagement strategies for social media or blogs in a working group

History Workshop Online is a digital magazine that seeks to continue the spirit of the History Workshop movement by publishing accessible and engaging articles that deepen understanding of the past for historians and the public, and which reflect upon present day issues and agitate for change in the world we live in now.


Image credit: The original uploader was Infrogmation at English Wikipedia on en his/her summary, “typewriter keyboard, from nl wikipedia” –, Public Domain,

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