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WeTheHumanities - Starting my week as a curator

WeTheHumanities - Starting my week as a curator

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Back in July I first came across the @wethehumanities Twitter account when my friend, and fellow 'sgsaher', Louise Creechan curated the account for a week.

The idea behind WeTheHumanities is that each week a different researcher or practitioner working in the Arts and Humanities takes over the account and tweets about their work and their own take on the Humanities in general, with the aim of sparking conversation and debate.

It seemed to me to be a really good way of engaging more people in different aspects of Arts and Humanities research and I have definitely learned lots since I started following the account. As a curator you decide what you're going to tweet about with the idea being that you tweet as you normally do but with an eye to the wider Humanities world.

For my week (which starts on the 5th of October) I'm going to be tweeting about children's literature and history of childhood research, all things digital, languages and the PhD process. I'm sure there'll also be a little bit of lifestyle, particularly about finding the balance in academia between work and a personal life, and puppy chat thrown in there for good measure too.

So do follow along and join in the chat @wethehumanities next week and check out this week's curator Keegan Lannon in the meantime.

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