You don’t have to use twitter, but it can be a good way to find out what’s going on in the field. We’ll expand this list, but just to start:
Think about setting up at Twitter account to follow some of your historical colleagues at other institutions.
Here at Northeastern, you might want to follow:
Some historians and humanists outside of the university:
@dancohen (Digital Public Library of America)
You should definitely follow Digital Humanities Now.
One way to find other blogs is just to do some searches for your field—“Russian History Blog,” for instance, will take you straight to this good group blog. Try to find blogs written by academics so you can see how professional historians write. If you can’t tell who the author is from the blog, that’s usually a bad sign nowadays. (Academics blogged anonymously quite frequently in the early 2000s, but now they tend to do it under their own name).
Group blogs are particularly good. Some group blogs with a particular subject area you might interested in are:
The blog of the Society for US Intellectual History.
Blog of the Forum for the History of Science in America.
has a blog: you could follow it, or even better go through some of their posts to see who they’ve been following themselves.
Welcome to the course site for Digital History at Northeastern, Fall 2013. This is the course blog, where we’ll be posting our weekly reading responses. Syllabi, readings, and links are available from the top of the page.