Category Archives: social media & promoting research

These articles deal with using Twitter (or other social media) as an academic, promoting once own research to a wider audience and designing posters or presentations.

#DHAL Demystified: The Joys of Founding a DH Regulars’ Table

During a long night in April 2018 the idea for a Digital Humanities regulars’ table in Halle was born. Now, 20 meetings later, I personally have learnt a lot. I found new friendships and had a ton of fun. For me, the key elements of its ongoing success were, keeping the regulars’ table informal, avoiding institutional boundaries, a low barrier of entry and not giving up too early.

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My Poster Philosophy: How to Make a Good Conference Poster

To make your conference poster more engaging, it is helpful to include several points of entrance. No one will read your poster from beginning to end. No one. Therefore, offering small easy-to-digest parts and quick takeaways can improve the impact of your poster largely. However, making a good conference poster requires some serious investment, to make it pay off, use it to promote your research by giving it a digital afterlife.

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Removing Trivial Content from your Academic Twitter Feed

Getting rid of trivial content in the Twitter feed of your academic or professional Twitter account is a continuous task. In order to not subvert yourself to an AI driven filter bubble you need to manually mute the accounts responsible for uploading this content. By following a few simple steps you can regain control over your Twitter feed pretty quickly without disrupting your professional network.

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