We the Humanities: A glimpse into our collections (and more)

B_qxAYwWcAAyeF7Our very own Verity Burke, a PhD researcher in our collections-based research programme, is joining the international humanities Twitter account We the Humanities as this week’s guest curator. We’re pretty excited, and she has already been giving some great glimpses into our collections.

@wethehumanities is led by a different guest curator each week; it offers a central platform for discussion and news of the humanities in all its forms. It is open to anyone working in or with the humanities in any form, and hopes to follow the success achieved by the science platform, @realscientists.

Verity, who tweets at @dicksnensian, will be discussing the use of collections (particularly our Cole Library), and the intersections between science, medicine, art and literature. She says there will be a nudge of Victorian crime, a cap-doff to living the research experience more generally, and a jolly good brew-ha about anatomies over a digital cuppa. Find out more by following and participating in the conversation, and via Verity’s blog on http://www.wethehumanities.org.

We the Humanities, which is now in its second year, has attracted tweeters from across six continents, ranging from professors to Masters students and from museum curators to musicians.  The discussions engages with more than 2,400 followers from across the world, including everyone from lifetime specialists to the mildly curious. The account has developed to include a blog and events listings, housed at http://www.wethehumanities.org.

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