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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1430: 'Are you tweeting this?': Best Practices and Possible Guidelines for Social Media in the Academy - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Shenandoah University
Organiser:Julie A. Hofmann, Department of History, Shenandoah University, Virginia
Moderator/Chair:Julie A. Hofmann, Department of History, Shenandoah University, Virginia

Social media has become a significant aspect in the professional lives and relationships of an increasing number of academics. The very nature of social media platforms, however, can make it difficult for people to opt out. Regular conference attendees will be familiar with the wide-ranging opinions academics hold on conference reports posted without permission on Twitter and on academic blogs. The panelists will discuss these concerns, help to familiarize the audience with the current state of best practices, and help to further a conversation about whether our professional meetings should establish codes of conduct and guidelines for reporting on panels via social media.

Participants include Leonie V. Hicks (Canterbury Christ Church University), Dorothy Kim (Vassar College, New York), Rutger Kramer (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien), and Kathryn Laity (College of Saint Rose, New York).