2 Jul 2013 - 3 Jul 2013 10:30am CRASSH


Bookings are now closed. If you're interested in registering your name should places become available please contact event convenor Anne Alexander at raa43@cam.ac.uk

The Social Media Knowledge Exchange Conference will bring together early career researchers, academics and social media practitioners from a wide range of different professional backgrounds to explore the challenges of using social media to communicate with diverse audiences.

The conference focuses on social media use in professional practice – rather than a being a traditional training event, it will provide a wealth of opportunities to hear directly for a wide variety of professional social media users about the challenges and opportunities they have discovered in the course of their work.

The heart of the conference will be a series of presentations by the SMKE Scholars, about the projects they have been involved in over the past year, combined with presentations, panels and round-tables featuring our guest speakers.

Our themed sessions include:

– Readers, visitors, users and audiences in the age of social media

– The ethics of social media publishing: copyright and consent in a networked world

– Strategies for developing your social media practice

The conference is free to attend and open to social media practitioners and researchers from any disciplinary or professional background. We have reserved a number of places for Early Career Researchers in the Arts and Humanities. Registrations from experienced social media users are very welcome, but we are just as interested in hearing from you if you are just beginning to use social media in a professional or research context.

To register please use the online booking form to the right hand side of the page. Places are limited and a number have been reserved for Early Career Researchers (postgraduate students and researchers within 8 years of obtaining their doctorate) in the Arts and Humanities, so please fill in the short questionnaire on the booking form with full details of your subject area / professional background and institution.

Speakers include:

Andrew Gray (Wikipedian-in-residence, British Library); Mark Carnall (UCL Museums and Public Engagement, Curator, Grant Museum); Claire Ross (UCL and Digital Learning Network); Julian Harrison (British Library), Ann Gow (HATII); Jane Winters (Institute of Historical Research); Anne Alexander (Cambridge Digital Humanities Network); Simon Tanner (KCL, DDH); Simon Mahony (UCLDH); Gareth Morrell (NatCen and New Social Media, New Social Science network).

SMKE Scholars and projects

Matthew Barr (HATII, Glasgow)
Wikigeeks – Gaming and Collaborative Learning


Matthew Philpott (Institute of Historical Research)
A best practice Blog: Academic, Archival and Library History blogging

Jenna Ng (CRASSH, Cambridge)
Real-Time Event Collaborations Across Mixed and Transmedial Realities

Adam Crymble (DDH, KCL)
Applying the Outreach Strategies of London’s Museums to Academia

Suzanne Pilaar Birch (Archaeology and Anthropolgy, Cambridge)
Social Media and Digital Research Videos

Ella McPherson (Sociology Cambridge / LSE)
Assessing the Credibility of Social Media Sources

Matthew Davies (Archaeology and Anthropolgy, Cambridge)
Public Archaeology and Social Media: Developing the Personal Histories project

Gillian Kennedy (Middle Eastern Studies, KCL)
Organizing a Revolution: Egyptian Crisis Management and Social Media







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