Twitter for the Terrified: Making the Most of Web Tools and Media in Community Archaeology (31st March - York)
The Priory Street Centre, York
More and more people of all ages are using the Internet and the World Wide Web to get in touch with each other and communicate ideas, events and advice. There are lots of crazy things to use such as Twitter and Facebook – so why shouldn’t we?
This workshop will show us the basics of using the Web and all the things that go with it. You may want to use the Web as a place to work together on projects, to simply keep everyone up to date or show the world what you are doing.
The day will be led by Pat Hadley, a PhD student at the University of York. Pat is researching public understanding of the Mesolithic and is interested in prehistory, multi-sensory dissemination, public engagement and digital media.
It will be an informal, relaxed workshop with plenty of space for questions and discussion. The day will broadly be split into three parts:
- Speaking to the big wide world! Looking at the practical aspects of using the web – planning what you want to do, having a web presence and using social media;
- Keeping things to ourselves! How to use email lists and secure options for group communication;
- Is it all sci-fi? What is it all about anyway? Why is it important and what does the future hold!
So whether you are terrified or already quite savvy come along and see what the Web can do for you!
The event will be held at the Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York YO1 6ET.
Please bring a laptop if you can (if not don’t worry, we’ll share) and a packed lunch. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided.
For more information please contact Hannah Baxter, Community Archaeologist, York Archaeological Trust on 01904 663020 or by email.
This training event is brought to you by the Council for British Archaeology and York Archaeological Trust and has been funded by English Heritage, with support from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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