DMUG, social media and online presence

Dr Stuart Lee, DMUG presenter Trinity term

Dt Stuart Lee, Faculty of English and OUCS

Another full session for the digital media user group was held last week with a keynote from Dr Stuart Lee. Stuart looked back on 20 years or so of using digital media to support an online presence that has contributed enormously to the resources available for readers in his subject areas of medieval English and First World War poetry. The mix of a ‘try it and see’ attitude towards the use of technology, and the quality and breadth of the academic work published, made it clear that an online presence wasn’t something that has to be seen as tangential to serious work in teaching and research.

Next term we shall try and look towards the group to provide some updates of the work being commissioned and produced in the university. If you would like to become a DMUG member please email The group serves the university in the first instance and membership is generally available only to current university members.

Next Michaelmas is set to launch Social Media term which will have a variety of online and real-time events culminating is a special event towards Christmas (we hope!). Watch this space and the ITLP catalogue for updates from late September

One last piece of news: The successful online presence course is to be complimented with a second course that will look at issues involved with maintaining and using your presence effectively. This course is currently being written and we will be delivering it later in Michaelmas. The catalogue is a good place to check for details! It has been a hectic but productive Trinity and we are already excited about the planned events for next term.

Happy holidays

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