Talking on Social Media

26 February 2015, 12:00 - 13:30

S2 Alison Richard Building

The event is free to attend but registration is necessary. Please click on the online booking link on this page to register your place. The deadline for booking is 19 February.

What are the opportunities – and challenges – of talking about your research on social media? Which social media are most appropriate for your work?

Join Dr Anne Alexander, co-ordinator of the Digital Humanities Network, for a discussion and workshop. Discussion will cover managing your online identity, and how to use social media to build your online research profile – as well as using social media as a research method.

The workshop will be an opportunity to practise transforming more traditional academic writing into social media-appropriate content. This will involve reading a pre-circulated journal article in preparation.

‘Talking on Social Media’ is part of the Postdoc Forum series 'Talking to..' In Easter term 2014, Dr Steve Joy ran a session on ‘Crafting your Research Narrative’ for the CRASSH postdoc forum. It raised a wealth of intellectual and career related questions about the ways in which post-docs can shape and present our research for different audiences and media. Our 2014/15 programme builds on these questions and ideas, and focuses in more detail on communicating research and presenting yourself to specific groups, essential skills whatever your career plans after the postdoc.

Organised in collaboration with the Social Media Knowledge Exchange.
 
For administrative enquiries please contact Michelle Maciejewska.