Session1403
TitleThe Twitterati: Using Twitter in Medieval Scholarship and Pedagogy - A Round Table Discussion
Date/TimeWednesday 8 July 2015: 19.00-20.00
 
SponsorEast Coast Medieval Graduate Alliance
 
OrganiserCarla María Thomas, Department of English, New York University
 
Moderator/ChairCarla María Thomas, Department of English, New York University
 
AbstractWe will discuss the utility of Twitter in medieval scholarship and college pedagogy in this round table. Starting with one scholar's recent joining of Twitter (why she resisted before and why she ultimately decided to begin tweeting), we will move to some of the top tweeters of Leeds 2014. They will demonstrate and address the following: getting started with Twitter, live-tweeting at conferences with data collected from Leeds 2014 and Kalamazoo 2014, community networking within and across disciplines, using Twitter as a tool in the college classroom, and Twitter activism. We are calling on more to join the Twitterati!

Participants include Angela Bennett Segler (New York University), Heide R. Estes (University of Cambridge), Jonathan Hsy (George Washington University), Dorothy Kim (Vassar College), and Kristen Mapes (Michigan State University).