The Social Scholar Archive: Mark Carrigan sees blogs as a type of academic notebook to share

Mark Carrigan is a prolific blogger.  He’s just finishing off a part-time PhD in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick, but is also a research associate at the LSE’s Public Policy Group. He describes himself as a sociologist and an academic technologist.  In the second Social Scholar seminar Mark explained what use… Continue reading The Social Scholar Archive: Mark Carrigan sees blogs as a type of academic notebook to share

An interview with Mark Carrigan for the Social Scholar seminar

The second free public #socialscholar seminar on social media features Mark Carrigan talking specifically about ‘blogging’.  The emphasis will be on discussion, with Mark offering practical advice and encouraging us all to share ideas on how to get started as a research blogger.  We asked Mark a few questions ahead of Wednesday to find out… Continue reading An interview with Mark Carrigan for the Social Scholar seminar

Julian Harrison talks about why you should not be an anti-social scholar

Julian Harrison is the curator of pre-1600 manuscripts and books at the British Library; he also helps to manage the British Library’s Medieval Manuscripts blog.  In this talk for The Social Scholar seminar Julian explains what the British Library has gained from blogging and asks everyone to consider why it might be important for them… Continue reading Julian Harrison talks about why you should not be an anti-social scholar

Getting started as a Research Blogger: Single Authored or Multi Authored Blogs? Social Scholar forthcoming event

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… Continue reading Getting started as a Research Blogger: Single Authored or Multi Authored Blogs? Social Scholar forthcoming event

Is it time to start using social media to promote academic projects?

At SAS it is our role to promote and facilitate research. As part of a one-year JISC-funded SMART project, the central communications team has been working closely with staff across SAS to expand and develop the social media presence of the School and its 10 institutes as part of a broader communications strategy. One of… Continue reading Is it time to start using social media to promote academic projects?