History hashtags to follow on Twitter
In a world of Kardashians, the 24 hour new cycle and sponsored posts, finding history and heritage tweets can be tough. Here are some of our favourite hashtag searches to help you get social!
With flashbacks to what was happening on this date in the past, there’s a real mix of remembering important world events, combined with amusing or unusual archival finds. Definitely worth checking in with.
Think no-one else shares your enthusiasm for reading a new history book, researching the archives or visiting a historic site? Yes they do, and they’re sharing their excitement here!
Both a catchy phrase and a useful way of connecting with other history fans on Twitter. A great way to keep up with what’s happening, and find new accounts to follow and share.
#twitterstorians assemble! So excited for @HistFestUK starting on Friday! Brand spanking new #history festival with a ton of cracking speakers and events. Not too late to get your tickets! Well done to @RebeccaRideal and @DanMorelle for bringing this to life.💪💪💪 #historylovers pic.twitter.com/VNLZ0teqRR— Alex Bescoby (@AlexBescoby) December 4, 2018
A really diverse mix of subjects are tweeted about using this hashtag… because after all, everything has a history!
#Mars observed by astronomer #Cassini in #17thcentury & #Mars observed from @NASAInsight spacecraft after #MarsLanding TODAY! Congratulations @NASA & all involved! #everythinghasahistory #hisastrohttps://t.co/2Pm16oZNhF pic.twitter.com/4bz49vrPzY— OUHOS Collections (@OUHOSCollection) November 26, 2018
Unexpected sight from a bus window - on the semi-derelict former Tottenham Trades Hall, a blue plaque for Luke Howard - "namer of clouds". What a thing to be remembered for. #BluePlaque #LukeHoward #clouds #memorial #BruceGrove #Tottenham #NorthLondon pic.twitter.com/7elsVzIz1C— Scott Martin (@urbigenous) December 2, 2018
Created by Gracie Price – a Museum Studies and Archaeology student – just a few years ago, this idea has caught on quickly. Once every day through November, a themed photography prompt encourages discussion of museum artefacts, curatorship and experiences. Find out more at magnifyingzoology.wordpress.com.
Cheeky conclusion: following these hashtags is a great idea… so is following us @CurioCitiesUK :)