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Social Media Knowledge Exchange

last modified Mar 06, 2012 01:48 PM
New AHRC grant for Social Media Knowledge Exchange to run from March 2012 to October 2013

This project will give postgraduate students and early career researchers in the Arts and Humanities a leading role in knowledge exchange between social media practitioners in academia, museums, archives and libraries, and the voluntary sector. Through a scholarship scheme, workshops and a conference, the Social Media Knowledge Exchange will help postgraduate students and early career researchers to develop skills to build their networks, reputation and esteem as researchers at a point when this is critically important to their careers, and provide them with structured opportunities to learn about social media practice outside their own discipline and institution, and in a wide variety of sectors beyond academia.

The project will run from March 2012 to October 2013 and is led by the University of Cambridge (Cambridge Digital Humanities Network (CDHN) and the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), in partnership with the Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR). Partner institutions are the UCL Digital Humanities Centre (UCLDH) at UCL, the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), School of Advanced Studies, University of London, the Humanities Advanced Technology Information Institute (HATII) at the University of Glasgow, and the Department of Digital Humanities (DDH), King’s College London.

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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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