I’ll be signposting a lot of blogging projects but I’ll be doing so with the intention of offering examples which can help people who are taking part on the day come to a clearer understanding of why and how they would blog as academics.


The second free public lunchtime seminar of The Social Scholar will be held in room 246 of Senate House (University of London) at 1pm next Wednesday (13 November).  The seminar is open to all.  Our speaker this week is offering a hands-on discussion about how to approach blogs for research purposes with plenty of examples, hints, and guidance. Here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect from this exciting new seminar series.  

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Time: 13 November 2013, 13:00 – 14:00

Speaker: Mark Carrigan (Warwick)

Location: Room 246, Senate House (University of London) (see map here)



For many ‘blogging’ is still seen as an individualised activity and yet multi author blogging is

Mark Carrigan

increasingly becoming the norm within the academy. In this talk I explore the difference between single author and multi author blogs, explain the benefits of each and offer some practical advice on getting started as a research blogger.



Mark Carrigan is a sociologist in the final stages of completing at PhD at the University of Warwick and is also a Research Associate at the LSE’s Public Policy Group.  He is active in the blogosphere, editing the Sociological Imagination and co-convening the BSA Digital Sociology and BSA Realism and Social Research groups.

Mark’s research interests include sociological theory, methodology, biographical methods, longitudinal qualitative research, asexuality, sexual culture and digital sociology.


About the seminar

The Social Scholar is a new series of lunchtime seminars from the School of Advanced Study, looking into the theme of Social Media. Each session includes a 20 minute presentation from an expert already using social media in the Humanities followed by discussion and Q&A.  In these sessions we hope to learn together about how to better use social media in a professional capacity and what the difficulties and issues are.  The series will look at blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media services.   Tea and coffee are provided and you are welcome to bring your own lunch.

To view the event listing click here.

To learn more about the public events held by the School of Advanced Study and our other activities please go to our website SAS.ac.uk.