The History Blogging Project brings together postgraduate historians from across the UK to promote innovative ideas and good practice around blogging for historians.
The Project website already has a number of articles that consider both the practical and more academic sides of blogging, including choosing a blog title, questions of anonymity, blogging and 'outreach', and reasons to blog. These articles, plus details on how to contribute to the Project, can be found on the website: www.historybloggingproject.org.
The Project will culminate on Tuesday 19 April with a one-day training workshop at the History Faculty, University of Oxford. The workshop will mark the end of the Project, and aims to train postgraduate historians who have little or no experience of blogging in the skills necessary to create, maintain, and publicise a blog on their research.
The workshop will cover a number of topics, including:
- Setting up a blog
- Writing for 'general' and 'specialist' audiences
- Dealing with feedback and comments
- Publicising a blog
- Balancing a blog and a thesis
- Copyright and ethical issues
There is no fee for attending the workshop. As places at the workshop are limited, participants are required to register in advance. A generous number of travel bursaries are available to assist participants coming from outside of Oxford. Further details are available on the Project website: www.historybloggingproject.org.
The History Blogging Project is funded by the AHRC, and supported by the History Faculty, University of Oxford, Roehampton University and The History Lab.
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)