After attending a two day conference held at CRASSH by the Social Media Knowledge Exchange on issues and themes around the use of social media by institutions and individual academics, I’ve been inspired to use a blog to write up my PhD diary and to plan out some of things I am working on. Partly backward looking, partly forward looking, this blog will be of interest (hopefully!) to:
- Anyone doing a humanities PhD and using digital humanities methods
- Anyone using social-anthropology/religious studies methods in their research project
- And anyone who is interested in New Religious Movements, especially those online and using social media to form communities.
For the forward looking parts of the blog, I intend to write at least a post a day with my goals for that day, and another once a week covering what I hope to get done that week. For the backward looking, I want to write up some of my fieldwork and research notes as I go in order to pull together a PhD diary that might help me when it comes to writing up my thesis. Fingers Crossed!