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Social Media and Human Rights


In February, I was a guest speaker for Cambridge's Doing History in Public graduate training course, which aims to introduce history graduates to using social media in their work.  The seminar was on identity, authority and credibility online, and I spoke about verification and power.  It was an interesting opportunity to have a reflexive conversation across disciplines about the broader issue of which sources we choose as researchers and why.

In March, I also participated in a Twitter chat hosted by the Cambridge DHP addressing the question, 'Why Do We Do History in Public?'  It was a really lively, fun exchange of ideas, and the Cambridge DHP Storified some of the highlights (see here).

About this website

This is the website for Ella McPherson's work related to her 2014-17 ESRC-funded research project, Social Media, Human Rights NGOs, and the Potential for Governmental Accountability.