Hamish Cameron is a Lecturer in Classical and Medieval Studies at Bates College. His research examines ancient borderlands, Classical geography and the Roman Near East with particular interests in imperialism and mobility. His teaching incorporates the applied methodologies of digital humanities, especially digital geography and the digital dissemination of academic information through social media and public-facing platforms, as well as addressing those topics as objects of study. He occasionally tweets on historical subjects at @peregrinekiwi and curates class tweets at @edgesofhistory.
Hannah Culik-Baird has a BA in Lit. Hum. from Oxford University and is currently a PhD candidate finishing up her dissertation - “Cicero and the Early Latin Poets” - at the University of Southern California. Her research interests include Cicero, Roman intellectual life, early Latin poetry, literary fragments, and book culture. She is interested in the power of the internet and social media to broaden educational and humanistic experiences. Hannah tweets at @opietasanimi.
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In June 2016, Twitter user @paregorios laid down the gauntlet to SCS attendees:
hey #AIASCS folks … #BAM2016 has set the bar for your tweeting of the 2017 joint meetings #gauntletdown
@Paregorios, a.k.a Tom Elliot of @isawnyu and the @PleiadesProject, was referring to the vibrant live Twitter discussions which emerged in parallel with the summer’s Big Ancient Mediterranean (#BAM2016) conference at the University of Iowa.
Live-tweeting happens when individuals use Twitter to create a running commentary of a live event....