We welcome posts from all members of the Centre, from undergraduates to permanent staff. In order to post, you will need to sign into the University’s central platform for blogs, sites.exeter.ac.uk, with your University username and password. The WordPress ‘toolbar’ should then appear at the top of the page; click on ‘new post’ to begin writing. If you cannot see the toolbar, please contact the site administrator, Edward Mills (firstname.lastname@example.org), to be added as a user.
As a general rule, members of staff are designated as ‘editors’, meaning that they will be able to publish posts instantly and approve those of others. Postgraduate students and other contributors have ‘contributor’ status, and their posts will need to be approved by an editor or administrator before they can appear on the blog.
Blog posts can be anything from 200 words for a short announcement to up to 1000 words for a longer discussion piece. Posts can review events, help promote new books or articles, comment on recent news or media relating to the Middle Ages/medievalism, or discuss new research findings. All posts should contain one or two appropriate images and links to any relevant webpages.
By providing blog content, you’re helping to showcase the interests and activities of the medieval academic community at Exeter, as well as gaining (further) experience of writing concise online copy for a broader audience. You should also take the opportunity to increase the audience of your post and those of others by sharing it on social media using the share icons displayed below your published post.