We the Humanities: The Benefits and drawbacks of the Social Scholar (3 December 2014)

The second Social Scholar seminar of the term takes place on Wednesday 3 December 2014, 1pm-2pm, in room 243 (Senate House). This week our focus will be on Twitter, and in particular on a unique idea for a rotation-curation Twitter account. In this post the founders of @WetheHumanities and our speakers for this session, Jessica… Continue reading We the Humanities: The Benefits and drawbacks of the Social Scholar (3 December 2014)

An introduction to writing blog posts (29 October 2014)

How do you write a blog post? Is it the same as writing a very short article or a press release? Next Wednesday (29 October), Matt Phillpott (School of Advanced Study) will talk at the Social Scholar lunchtime seminar on the topic of writing blog posts in an academic and higher education environment.  By Matt… Continue reading An introduction to writing blog posts (29 October 2014)

The next Social Scholar: Creating impact: Using social networks to build knowledge networks

The final Social Scholar seminar this term will focus on a project based at the School of Advanced Study which has placed social media as a central part of the project. The event will take place in room 246 of Senate House between 1pm-2pm on Wednesday 18 June 2014. The event is free and open… Continue reading The next Social Scholar: Creating impact: Using social networks to build knowledge networks

The Social Scholar interviews Dot Fallon and Abhay Adhikari

Next week (18 June 2014) the Social Scholar is back with a case study seminar focused on the AHRC Science in Culture Theme.  Using this theme as a casestudy, Dot Fallon and Abhay Adhikari will explore how social media can be used to create impact and engagement for research projects. This session will provide practical… Continue reading The Social Scholar interviews Dot Fallon and Abhay Adhikari

Social Media and The Guardian’s Higher Education Network

Over the last few years The Guardian newspaper’s Higher Education Network has become increasingly successful and popular. In the April session of the Social Scholar content coordinator, Claire Shaw shared her thoughts and experiences with us. Social Media is all about engagement. Using a tool such as Twitter requires not only that you share information… Continue reading Social Media and The Guardian’s Higher Education Network