I have been using Twitter quite frequently as part of my efforts to raise awareness in Ireland of Irish participation in the American Civil War. One recent example was the stories of 41 Civil War Pensioners in Ireland which were told using the platform over the course of a weekend. This was recently featured in Civil War Times magazine. I have since developed the #ForgottenIrish hashtag, which I am currently using to highlight the connections of different Irish counties to the Civil War. Conscious that many of my readers do not use Twitter, I am going to regularly ‘Storify’ these tweets; this also allows you to read them and also facilitates the integration of different forms of media relevant to the storyline, such as youtube lectures, images and webpages. The first of these focuses on the #ForgottenIrish of Co. Cork, which you can now view on Storify by clicking here.
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August 23, 2014 | 2 Comments
Author:Damian ShielsI am an archaeologist based in Ireland, specialising in conflict archaeology.
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