Is Social Media Good for History?

Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms are widely used by historians. But does anyone benefit?

Crowd in front of the Piercy Roberts window in London Caricature Shop, 1801. Rijksmuseum.

‘Social media favours the quirky, the visual, the gruesome’

Catherine Fletcher, Professor of History, Manchester Metropolitan University and author of The Beauty and the Terror: An Alternative History of the Italian Renaissance (Bodley Head, 2020)

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