Dear all, We are looking for graduate students who are passionate about making history more accessible and using social media and blogging to discuss a range of history-relevant topics.
The Doing History in Public blog, https://doinghistoryinpublic.org/, will be re-launching at the Digital History graduate seminar on Tuesday 2nd December, 12.45-2.30pm in Seminar Room 6 in the History Faculty and we want you to get involved! Plus there will be free sandwiches!
A range of roles are available on the blog team, from editing submissions and scheduling content to fronting social media campaigns. If you don’t want to be involved in the day-to-day running of the blog, but are still interested in giving a different style of writing a go, we are also looking for blog article submissions from graduate students, 3rd year undergraduates or staff. Submissions must be history-related and written from a historical perspective but, other than that, it’s up to you what you write about.
For those interested in submitting an article, the attached notes for contributors provide more information. If you have any questions or would like to contribute get in touch through the contact form on https://doinghistoryinpublic.org/contact/ or via email@example.com.
Submissions need to be accompanied by your name and course, a brief outline of your proposed topic (50-100 words), and an estimated date by which you could submit. Submissions should fall into one of the following categories:
• Research: share something interesting you’ve discovered through your own research, research challenges you’ve encountered, or your experience of visiting an archive;
• Digital History: consider the challenges and opportunities of doing history in public through digital sources, for example online or through other transparent, collaborative practices, or write about ideas on the internet and born-digital documents as sources of historical research;
• Bookshelf: recommend a history book you’ve particularly enjoyed, preferably one with an unusual topic, approach or methodology;
• History and Current Affairs: bring a historical perspective to a current political, social or cultural event;
• Methodology: articles that focus on methodological issues, from a theoretical and practical perspective.
You can also find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/doinghistoryinpublic and twitter @dhiptweets.