The Web and social media have raised numerous questions about how we learn and communicate history online.
Our goal is to answer such questions through research and analysis. We aim to:
- Publish and disseminate research that helps inform our understanding of social media and history communication / education.
- Track and analyze historical misinformation and disinformation online and its effects.
- Provide and promote research that improves media, historical and information literacy among public audiences.
- Support and fund research that examines questions around historical information online.
- Create a repository of evidence-backed research that scholars, journalists and policymakers can access.
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Communicating History on TikTok
A new HCI report
A new report from the History Communication Institute examines the ethics, practices and consequences of communicating historical information on TikTok.
HCI Responds to the Facebook Oversight Board
The History Communication Institute provided comment to the Facebook Oversight Board on case number 2022-008-FB-UA, “Russian poem,” regarding the removal of a Facebook post related to the war in Ukraine. The post cited multiple aspects of Russian history, including several aspects of World War II.