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Social Media Knowledge Exchange

The Social Media Knowledge Exchange (SMKE) is a collaborative project that gives postgraduate students and early career researchers in the Arts and Humanities opportunities for knowledge exchange with social media practitioners in academia, museums, archives, libraries, and the voluntary sector. We have secured funding for a new programme of activities this academic year through the AHRC's Doctoral Training Programme in the School of Arts and Humanities.

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History graduates make a splash on social media

Graduate students in History have launched a collective blog and social media project with the support of the Digital Humanities Network. The Doing History in Public project showcases graduate research and debates about digital history while providing a platform Cambridge graduate historians to learn about social media.

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Showcased Project

What is my disease? Am I pregnant? Will I die? These are the sorts of questions that thousands of people asked Simon Forman and Richard Napier, two of the most popular astrologers in early modern England. Through four busy decades, Forman and Napier recorded approximately 80,000 consultations. Their casebooks are one of the most extensive surviving sets of medical records in history. This project, led by Lauren Kassell, is producing a digital edition of the casebooks.

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The Cambridge Digital Humanities Network brings together dh researchers across the University.

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We are a network of researchers at the University of Cambridge who are interested in how the use of digital tools is transforming scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. This transformation spans both the content and practice of humanities research, as the diffusion of digital technologies opens up new fields of study and generates research questions which breach traditional disciplinary boundaries.

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Researching (with) Social Media Reading Group launched

Oct 14, 2014

A new reading group for bring together staff and students across disciplines to explore findings and methods of research involving social media launches this term.

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