Social media is being used extensively by delegates at conferences as a means of engaging in conversations relating to conference presentations, workshops and other activities taking place. The main social media outlets being used at EAA Glasgow 2015 are Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Click the link below for full details, links and guidelines:
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Social Media team will be present throughout the conference and will be Tweeting interesting information beforehand. Meet the team:
Christina Gilfedder – @ChristinaGilfed
I am an Archaeology Graduate from the University of Glasgow with a love of all things ‘digital’. My main area of research is ‘Digital Engagement’ of Heritage/Archaeology audiences; this was focused upon within my recent Thesis which looked at the significance of the Scottish Crannog Centre’s website in relation to public engagement and dissemination of heritage information.
I am particularly interested in identifying the key elements which attract, engage and sustain users who land on heritage websites/social media platforms. This includes the sociological or subconscious expectations users form and which, subsequently, impact of their level of engagement. With an ever changing digital climate, fast-faced technical developments and ‘rules’, such research is essential to bringing the public to, and engaging with, our rich heritage.
This research ties in naturally with my position as Digital Manager within an Online Marketing & Advertising company, where I have worked for over eight years. I have also been heavily involved with many other heritage projects, corporate businesses and various organisations as Social Media/Digital Manager i.e. the Govan Stones Project
I am currently undertaking a diploma in Digital Business Leadership and looking to further develop digital strategies for Heritage/Archaeological-based websites and social media platforms.
Feel free to connect with me on the following:
Kimm Curran – @kimmcurran
My research interests include monastic and religious life from 1100-1600 in Britain and Ireland. I am particularly interested in the development of monasteries in medieval and modern landscapes; prosopography of religious men and women; social/family/local history; and uses of spaces and places in medieval women religious communities.
I received my PhD from the University of Glasgow entitled ‘Religious Women and Their Communities in Late Medieval Scotland'(2005). My publications include themes of prosopography of religious women in Scotland, abbesses, monastic education and literacy and female religious life in general.
2014-2015 is a transitional year as I go back to the classroom as a student! I was generously granted a full-fees scholarship to undertake the MSc in Landscape Integrated Research and Practice at the University of Glasgow. I am retraining to work in the heritage sector in policy and the built environment. Dissertation: Invisible Places: Female Religious in Medieval and Modern Landscapes.
Other things I do:
Four years(2010-2014) as Chair of History Lab Plus at the Institute of Historical Research and now serve on the Advisory Board for both History Lab and History Lab Plus.
Publications & Communications Officer, Bibliography Editor (medieval) and member of the Steering Committee for the research group: The History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland.
Session co-organiser with Kirsty Day (University of Leeds) & Steven Vanderputten (Ghent University) for Leeds IMC strand: ‘New directions in the study of women religious’ (2015 & 2016)
Session organiser for Leeds IMC strands on ‘Medieval Landscapes/Seascapes’ (2016)