We The Humanities – happy birthday!

We the Humanities, the brainchild of the department’s Kristina West and Jessica Sage, turns one this week.

Launched during their CIRCL PhD studies, the past year has seen the rotation-curation Twitter project grow to 2,300 followers.  Guest editors have come from as diverse humanities fields as Egyptology, contemporary poetry and literary theory and included University of Reading Special Collections curator, Liz McCarthy.  In between graduating (Jessica) and winning an award (Krissie) they’ve branched out as social media trainers, lecturing both at Reading and at the School of Advanced Studies at the University of London.

To celebrate the project’s anniversary they’re putting the rotation-curation model to the test, with a different returning curator every day this week, including a medieval scholar in the Arctic Circle and a planetary science historian (and PhD: The Movie producer) in California.

We the humanities

If you’d like to join them in a piece of virtual birthday cake you can find out more the celebrations here [https://wethehumanities.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/happy-birthday-to-us-2nd-9th-february-2015/] and follow the account at http://www.twitter.com/wethehumanities.

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Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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