The British Society for the History of Science is delighted to announce our first digital conference, using the social media platform Twitter. This one-day conference on the theme of Global and International Histories of STEM will take place one Wednesday 12th February 2020, and is a great chance to get creative!
Save the date and join the conversation!
This conference has been inspired by the Underpinnings Museum Twitter Conference #UPMTC, organised by Lorraine Smith. You can find out more about their conference: https://underpinningsmuseum.com/archive-twitter-conference-12-01-18/
Guidance for Speakers / Further Information
- ‘Papers’ will be submitted in advance and tweeted out from BSHS twitter account (@BSHSNews) by the BSHS Communications Officer at a pre-scheduled time
- ‘Speakers’ must have access to a public Twitter account in order to reply to questions – this can be a personal or organisational account.
- Each ‘Paper’ will consist of a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 tweets.
- The tweets in each ‘Paper’ must be numbered (1-12) and include the hashtag #BSHSGlobalHist
- Each ‘Paper’ should begin with an introductory tweet, then have 4-10 “body” tweets, and end with a summary tweet
- The ‘speaker’ is responsible for ensuring they have the correct copyright attributions and permissions for the material to be posted on Twitter
- ‘Speakers’ can include any kind of media in their tweets (including images and gifs) as long as they are suitable for a conference that will be open to all – see our social media guidelines for more information
- For accessibility purposes, all media should be accompanied by a description (max 420 characters, see https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/picture-descriptions for more information), and any images which use colour to convey information should use well-contracted colours so that they more easily legible to those who are colour-blind or visually impaired
- Whilst use of different media is encouraged, links to extra text explaining the research is not allowed – though ‘Speakers’ are welcome to use their own accounts to expand and share anything during the discussion
- ‘Papers’ must be sent to the organisers by 27th January 2020
- Each ‘Paper’ will be followed by a fifteen-minute time-slot during which the ‘Speaker’ must be available on their own Twitter account to answer questions and promote discussion