Although one doesn’t often associate history with up-to-date information, finding out the latest in history developments from Twitter is both fun and useful. With the help of a variety of Twitter feeds, you can stay on top of what’s going on in the history world, today and yesterday. Check out our collection of Twitter feeds for history geeks to find the best.
From news to history blogs, you’ll find it all from these history Tweeters.
- @historytweeter: This Twitter feed is all about history.
- @GentlemanAdmn: This gentleman is a history blogger and academic administrator.
- @PocketHistory: Check out @PocketHistory to find random facts from world history.
- @mnhs: Read this Twitter feed to find facts in Minnesota history.
- @Historyday: See what happened on this day in history with @Historyday.
- @greathistory_: Great History highlights the best in history blogging.
- @katrinagulliver: Katrina Gulliver is an urban historian, writer, and photographer in Munich.
- @gcolliasuzuki: Gina Collia-Suzuki is a historian, novelist, and friend of Charles Darwin.
- @HistoryOfAll: Here you’ll find the official Twitter page of Everything is History.
- @HeritageTwit: @HeritageTwit has the latest news and thinking on heritage policy.
- @Linc4Justice: This man is geocaching through history.
- @timelines: Use @timelines to discover, record, and share history.
- @VHStudio: @VHStudio shares history through visual art and imagery.
See the historic media at work on Twitter.
- @historynetwork: This network specializes in history podcasts.
- @HistoryChannel: @HistoryChannel has a variety of non-fiction series and specials.
- @TimesArchive: Rose Wild is the Archive Editor for the Times, sharing weird history.
- @MilitaryChannel: Check out this feed for tweets from the Military Channel.
- @ArchaeologyDN: Archaeology Daily shares news, headlines, and more in archaeology and related disciplines.
- @BBCHistoryMag: Dave Musgrove is the editor of BBC History.
- @HistoryTimes: Through this account, you can learn from the editors of the History Times.
- @Discovery_News: @Discovery_News has a variety of programs on history and beyond.
- @HistoryToday: On @HistoryToday, you’ll find news and thoughts from Paul Lay of History Today magazine.
Periods & Regions
These Twitter feeds have a concentrated focus on specific periods or regions.
- @lucyinglis: This historian covers Georgian London on her blog.
- @jntribolo: Through @jntribolo’s tweets, you’ll find news about Roman archaeology.
- @WichitaHistory: Wichita History is a world class local history museum.
- @kyhistory: This Twitter feed shares tidbits from Kentucky history.
- @HouseHistorian: Melanie Backe-Hansen specializes in the history of houses in London and the UK.
- @VanArchives: @VanArchives will give you access to Vancouver’s city archives.
- @HistoryLink: @HistoryLink is the online encyclopedia of Washington state history.
- @MarquetteMuseum: Read tweets from the Marquette County History Museum here.
- @NZHistorydotnet: This Twitter account makes New Zealand history fun.
- @brooklynhistory: This center is dedicated to the history of Brooklyn.
- @Medievalists: Read this Twitter feed about the Middle Ages and Medieval history.
- @GeorgianGroup: @GeorgianGroup works to protect Georgian buildings in England and Wales.
Educators & Students
Check out these feeds for the educational side of history tweeting.
- @MisterHistory: David Hilton uses online resources to teach history.
- @nchsucla: This organization brings historians and teachers together.
- @martice: @martice is an MA History student.
- @hadleyjf: Hadley Ferguson is a history teacher and tech enthusiast.
- @history_geek: Holly Tucker is a college professor in the history of medicine.
- @titzel: Art Titzel teachers American cultures in Pennsylvania.
- @clioweb: Jeremy studies history and works at the Center for History and New Media.
- @tanya_roth: Tanya is a PhD candidate in American and women’s history.
- @historying: Cameron Blevins studies digital American history.
- @jmcclurken: Jeff McClurken’s work lives at the intersection of teaching, history, and technology.
- @dancohen: You’ll learn about history and new media from this professor of history.
- @hist_enthusiast: Check out this history professor’s tweets.
- @PrivateTeacher: Elivan Souza Usque is a teacher of Mediaeval English Literature and American History.
- @Adam_Crymble: Read tweets from Adam Crymble, a history PhD candidate at King’s College.
- @rguimaslima: Read tweets from Rui Lima to learn about history.
- @mcohen00: Melissa Cohen tweets about high school history and film.
- @jsmummert: Jeff Mummert shares technology integration in high school history.
- @thinkbigbebig09: Waldemar Rollan is an economy and history professor.
- @jaheppler: Jason Heppler is a PhD student in history.
Documents & Publications
These feeds specialize in maps, documents, books, and more.
- @TheHistoryPress: This publisher specializes in history texts.
- @TimeMaps: TimeMaps works to visualize history and chronology.
- @OspreyBooks: Osprey Publishers are the leading publishers of illustrated military history.
- @kevinmccann: Kevin is an author of books on Tennessee, Civil War, and more.
- @LookBackMaps: Jon Voss shares history through maps.
- @archivesinfo: Melissa Mannon is a professional archivist.
- @UAarchives: The UA Archives follows the library’s digital library initiative.
- @tannerritchie: Here you’ll find a publisher of daily historical sources.
- @history_book: @history_book shares new history book releases.
- @historycellar: This blog has unseen documents and more.
- @RagLinen: @RagLinin is an online museum of rare newspapers.
- @footnote: Check out @footnote to find original documents online.
- @NS_Archives: Lauren shares the history of Nova Scotia one tweet at a time.
Keep in touch with history museums all over the world through these accounts.
- @TheWomensMuseum: @TheWomensMuseum highlights heroines from the 1500s to the present.
- @MesaHistoricalMuseum: This is the museum of Mesa’s history.
- @NYHistory: This is Twitter feed of New York’s oldest museum.
- @Culture24: @Culture24 has news, listings, and more from thousands of historical resources.
- @ShelburneMuseum: The Shelburne celebrates art and design.
- @amhistorymuseum: Find real stories and real stuff from the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian.
- @RAFMUSEUM: This museum shares the history of the RAF.
- @neiltyson: Neil Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History.
- @mohistorymuseum: Find treasures from St. Louis history in this museum.
- @tenementmuseum: Check out this museum to learn about tenements.
- @museumnerd: This museum nerd posts about museum exhibits and more.
- @NatHistoryWhale: This is the whale on the ceiling of New York’s Natural History Museum.
- @halfspoon_com: Halfspoon has a variety of historical exhibits and programs.
- @CapitolHistory: This organization educates the public about the history of the US Capitol and Congress.
- @Gozaic: This travel community explores heritage sites and culture rich places.
- @fordstheatre: Read tweets from America’s most famous theater here.
- @bletchleypark: See what’s happening at this British heritage site.
These accounts specialize in military history.
- @wceberly: Here you’ll find a historian, author, and oil painter.
- @WWIIToday: AT Nelson tweets about news and ideas from WWII.
- @OspreyRich: Richard Sullivan is a military history nut.
Interested in finding out about your family background? Follow these accounts.
- @bobbitt: Calvin is the Toombs County History and Genealogy Project volunteer.
- @Familytreeman: Richard Brashier researches family trees.
- @HicksShauna: Shauna is an Australian genealogist and family historian.
- @megansmolenyak: Megan is a genealogical adventurer.
- @Herstoryan: @Herstoryan discusses genealogy and family history.
- @webduck: Carol Wilkerson is a Facebook geneablogger and genealogist.
- @Luxegen: Joan Miller studies genealogy and family history.
Read these accounts to see what Twitter would have sounded like throughout history.
- @HistoricTwits: @HistoricTwits has a collection of the best tweets that might have been in history.
- @historicaltweet: You’ll find funny Twitter messages from history on @historicaltweet.
- @Wendell_Howe: Wendell Howe is a temporal anthropologist from the Victorian Age.
- @TwtsFromHistory: Here you’ll find a Twitter study of history.
Sports history, technology, and more can be found on these Twitter accounts.