IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1403: The Twitterati: Using Twitter in Medieval Scholarship and Pedagogy - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:East Coast Medieval Graduate Alliance
Organiser:Carla María Thomas, Department of English, New York University
Moderator/Chair:Carla María Thomas, Department of English, New York University
Abstract

We 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).