Why Do We Do History in Public?

by Julia Bourke

On March 5 from 3-5pm, Cambridge DHP hosted a twitter chat to discuss why historians should do history in public. Read a preview below or find the full version on Storify.

Many different people, from Jane Winter to Anthony Prescott, responded with their thoughts and experiences on why we do what we do, why we should engage the public with our discipline, and what impact social media has on us as historians.

Our valiant team was ready and waiting for the discussion to begin…

@CambridgeDHP asked, “Why does the study of history benefit from being played out in a public arena?”

…Read More tweets on our Storify page!

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