Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Time for Twitter?
Isn't Twitter just about celebrities and trivia? What can it offer for researchers?
Explore the showcase of different ways in which researchers are using Twitter, and try things out for yourself by using the links on the right hand side.
Keep up to date with the buzz
Subscribe to a newsfeed for a hashtag so you don't miss any Tweets relating to a conference, event, news story etc.
Recreating history: UK WW2 Cabinet
This project from the National Archives is recreating World War 2 on Twitter, based on the Cabinet Papers. Visit this site for other Twitter accounts which attempt to 'recreate' historical events.
Twitter: Research Institute
Keep up with research news: AHRC
Twitter: individual academic
Tweet your thesis
Can you summarise your doctoral research in 140 characters?
Have a go! Search Twitter
Subject-based list of recommended academic tweeters, compiled by LSE researchers.
Advanced Twitter search
Twitter's advanced search has lots of options to help you pinpoint what you're after.
Classicists on Twitter
List of Classicists and Ancient Historians on Twitter, compiled by Ian Groves.
Lists are a useful way of finding others with similar interests. This example is a list of history researchers - see if you can find lists relevant to your field.
Selected articles about Twitter in academia