Tag Archives: conferences


From the Archives: Using Twitter

robinThe essential ProfHacker introduction to Twitter is Ryan’s appropriately titled post, How to Start Tweeting (and Why You Might Want To). He covers all the basics, including creating your profile, using lists, and following hashtags. But we’ve written quite a few other posts about this popular social media platform:

Making the Most of Twitter

Erin’s primer on Choosing #Hashtags explains how to make the most of this feature of Twitter.

I wrote about Using Twitter Lists to streamline your reading e…


Heating Up History at the AHA

[This is a guest post by Jennifer Guiliano, Assistant Director for the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Maryland, where she teaches digital history. You can find her online at jguiliano.com, or follow her on twitter at @jenguiliano.]

With much of the US under a deep freeze, those following the hashtag #AHA2014 this past weekend might have noted things getting a bit heated. The American Historical Associati…


Ten Tips for Tweeting at Conferences

A nest-shaped bowl with buttons with Twitter logos, a hash and @ signIt’s no surprise that we here at ProfHacker like Twitter. We’ve covered how to start tweeting (and why you might want to) and practical advice for teaching with Twitter. I’ve found Twitter to be a tremendous boon to developing my professional networks and helping me stay on top of what’s happening in my fields of scholarship. But there’s one place where where Twitter perhaps ends up being more valuable for me than other place: at conferences.

Tweeting at conferences is a great way to share what …


Showcase Your Undergraduates’ Digital Work at Re:Humanities

final_heroes_game___gui_design_by_dynamo00-d4tkkx6More and more institutions are beginning to incorporate digital tools and assignments into their curricula. If this includes you and your students, and you work in the arts and the humanities, consider asking your students to submit applications to present at Re:Humanities, the first national digital humanities conference for and by undergraduates. Stemming from the TriCollege Digital Humanities Initiative (run out of Haverford, Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr), Re:Humanities offers a peer-reviewed spa…


From the Archives: Academic Conferences

name badgesConferences are an important part of many people’s academic careers: they provide the opportunity to present your research to specialists in your field; to talk with friends and colleagues at other institutions; and to learn about new publications, methods, and current research. They can also cause anxiety or disappointment (especially those conferences that include job interviews). But being prepared for your next conference, whether it’s your first or your fiftieth, with some tips from the Pro…


Best Practices for Timekeeping at Conference Panels

stopwatchI’m writing this post as I travel home from the North American Victorian Studies Association meeting, one of the professional conferences I regularly attend. Thinking over the panels I attended at the conference, I was pleased that almost all the presenters I saw kept within the allotted 20-minute time frame for individual papers, which allowed for substantial time for questions from the audience. But it doesn’t always work out that way.

Maybe you’re the third speaker on a panel at a conference,…


Choosing #Hashtags

It’s no secret that ProfHackers are fond of Twitter. Ryan Cordell wrote a thorough and helpful post on “How to Start Tweeting (And Why You Might Want To.” Mark Sample has offered a pedagogical framework on teaching with Twitter as well as practical advice for Twitter in the classroom. George Williams has addressed questions of inclusion with conference tweeting, and guest poster Derek Bruff has prodded us to think about encouraging a Twitter backchannel at conferences.

One of the useful features…


Travel Mishaps: Name (Mis)Spelling Edition

Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria. I had been looking forward to the trip for months. I was enrolled in a class on TEI and Primary Sources, I knew a few colleagues and friends would also be making the trip (including fellow ProfHacker Ryan Cordell!), and British Columbia in June would provide a bit of respite from the muggy South Carolina summer.

ProfHacker has featured travel posts before:

  • Mark Sample asked…


Open Thread Wednesday: Do You Buy Books at Conventions?

A table in a book exhibitLast weekend, two of the largest academic conferences of the year took place: the annual meetings of the American Historical Association (AHA) and the Modern Language Association (MLA). A good portion of the ProfHacker team was at one of these two gatherings, giving presentations, listening to talks, and tweeting up a storm.

One of the staples of these two conventions (as well as any other that I have ever attended) is the book exhibit. Academic publishers bring their most recent titles to show …


#transform…H? Reflections on #ASA2012

[This is a guest post by Amanda Phillips, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English with an emphasis in Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research interests are in queer, feminist, and race-conscious discourses in and around technoculture, popular media, video games and the digital humanities. She is a founding member of the #transformDH Collective, “a fluid and decentralized network of people and ideas that are invested in the representation and scholarsh…