On Tuesday I talked to the Archives & Society seminar at the Institute of Historical Research under the title Blogging History: What are the uses of blogs in academic and archival settings?. I’ll talk more about this session in a future post (and talk a bit about the research I undertook in preparation for it) but for now here’s a copy of the slide show that I used. I will also explain the Dalek’s!
Later today I will be talking about academic and archive blogs to the Archives & Society seminar at the Institute of Historical Research. The talk takes as its beginning the work I have been doing for the Blogging for Historians project, but also goes a little deeper by examining how archives around the UK use blogs and social media (or not in some cases).
I have surveyed the websites of 113 archives including local, national, ecclesiastical, and commercial and checked to see who blogs, what they do with the blog, and what other social media outlets they have. I would say that the findings are not that unexpected, but do reveal some interesting trends. I would also say that this is just a preliminary study. The idea would be to take the research further, look even deeper, and find out more.
If you would like to join us the seminar takes place at 5.45pm tonight at Senate House (University of London). We will be meeting at 5.45pm.