There was a great post that’s been circulating recently called “The 70 Best Twitter Feeds for History Majors.” It’s not necessarily what my list would be, though. Below please find My Top 50 Twitter Accounts for Historians. If you have suggestions for additions to my list, let me know! Once you’re done following this list, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter (@lsfraser).
@ActiveHist (Active History) – Website seeking to create links between historians, policy makers, the media and the public.
@ArchivesOntario (Archives of Ontario) – The Archives of Ontario was established more than 106 years ago. Our new purpose-built client building houses the most heavily used and valuable records.
@ArmyNews (Canadian Army) – Canada’s soldiers are known around the globe for their courage, integrity and discipline. Features important moments in Canadian military history.
@CanadasHistory (Canada’s History) – Brings you news in the history community and reasons to Take the Day Off (TTDO).
@heritagetoronto (Heritage Toronto) – Heritage Toronto celebrates, interprets, and advocates for our cultural, architectural, archaeological and natural heritage.
@HerstoriesCafe – The Herstories Cafe Toronto provides an opportunity for people to get together to celebrate Canadian women’s history. (Run by Rose Fine-Meyer)
Historica-Dominion Institute Twitter Feeds – A non-profit Canadian organization dedicated to promoting Canadian history. (Accounts in the link include @HDInstitute, @Memory_Project, @TheCanadianEnc and more)
@HistoryToday (History Today Magazine) – Official site for History Today, the UK’s oldest history magazine. Follow us for news and reflections on the world of history.
@thenhier (The History Education Network) – Website linking historians, educators and public history professionals in the improvement of history education in Canada
@TOhistoricsites (Toronto Historic Sites) – 10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto work collectively to inspire passion for our city. Don’t just read about history – EXPERIENCE IT!
@vimyfoundation (Vimy Foundation) – A registered charity committed to sharing the story of the Battle of Vimy Ridge with youth in Canada, France and the United Kingdom
Museums/Heritage Sites & Visitor Centres:
@CanWarMuseum (Canadian War Museum) – Canada’s national museum of military history. This feed is monitored and updated by staff in Public Affairs.
@fortyork (Fort York National Historic Site) – Fort York was built in 1793 and today its defensive walls enclose Canada’s largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings.
@I_W_M (Imperial War Museums) – Telling the story of those who have lived, fought and died in conflict, from 1914 to the present day. Tweets from the New Media team.
@ParksCanada (Parks Canada) – Canada’s national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites.
@RAFMuseum (RAF Museum) – The museum promotes the history, traditions and values of the RAF. Entry is free from 10am to 6pm daily. Tweets by Paul, Karen & Michelle.
@ROMtoronto (Royal Ontario Museum) – The Royal Ontario Museum is one of the world’s leading museums of natural history and world cultures. Learn about science, history, art and more at the ROM!
@TheWomensMuseum ( The Women’s Museum) – National women’s history museum highlighting heroines stories & interesting tidbits of information for all types of women.
@ArchiveatBBC – Official Twitter presence of the BBC Archive.
@cbc_archives – CBC Digital Archives: Radio and TV clips from the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. dating back 75+ years.
@digWW2 (Dig World War 2) – Upcoming BBC series made by 360 Production & presented by Dan Snow about WW2 archaeology in the UK, Northern Ireland & Arnhem, Holland, Italy & Normandy.
@HistoryTVCanada (History Television) – History Television is Canada’s number one source for entertaining programs that bring to life people and events from the past and history in the making.
@MilitaryChannel – Official Updates from the Military Channel – Go Behind the Lines
@MuseumSecrets – A TV show that travels to famous museums on Earth, to tell the untold stories behind their most enigmatic objects.Produced by @KensingtonTV for @HistoryTVCanada
@xocdns (Extraordinary Canadians) – Extraordinary Canadians. Why They Mattered Then. Why They Matter Now. Read the books. Watch the television series. And discover what it means to be Canadian.
@diamondjeremy (Jeremy Diamond) – Sports Lover. Music Collector. Public Historian. Proud Canadian.
@HistoryDeborah (Deborah Morrison) – This is a personal twitter account about history, magazines, fundraising, and other life observations.
@ianmilligan1 (Ian Milligan) – Finishing PhD in Cdn History @ YorkU // Researcher of Postwar Youth Cultures, 1960s, Labour // CdnPSE, Data Mining, Mathematica, Digital Humanities, and History
@ifyebreakfaith (Christopher Harvie) – The If Ye Break Faith Project is the initiative to memorialize the Canadian fallen of the First World War.
@Jo_Dawson (Joanna Dawson) – Newfoundlander/Winnipegger; public historian making history mainstream; interest in new media, education & cultural history.
@jralph (Joel Ralph) – New Media Manager for Canada’s History, Public Historian, and Dad based in Winnipeg. Interested in teaching, technology, and history.
@MarkReidEditor (Mark Reid) – Editor-in-Chief of Canada’s History Magazine. Ex-pat Pugwashian. Firmly believes there’s no school like the old school.
@milhistorian (Ken Reynolds) – Just a Canadian military historian trying to make his way through the twists and turns of his craft.
@plaidcanoe (Clarice) – Your daily dose of Canadiana.
@sixteenthCgirl (Suzannah Lipscomb) – Historian, author, academic, occasional broadcaster, with mild addiction to Henry VIII.
@sommecourt (Paul Reed) – Military Historian & author who works in Television: visiting & interpreting battlefields all over the world.
@tpcanoe (Thomas Peace) – ActiveHistory.ca editor and a SSHRC post-doctoral fellow in the Native American Studies Program at Dartmouth College.
Anonymous: (Those lovely folk who tweet regularly but stay mysterious.)
@Great_War_Today - A daily update on what happened to all Nations fighting the 1914/18 War. I’m no expert or Historian; just someone with an interest in the Great War.
@theMapleTap – Le Chalumeau d’Erables. A constant flow of sweet Canadiana. Celebrating Canada’s history, culture, heritage & heroes. Passionné par le partage de l’histoire.
@ww2db – World War II Database. Features photos, On This Day and more.
Flash from the Past (Undead/Recreations)
@PMJAMacdonald (Sir John A Macdonald) – Father of Confederation; Builder of Railroads; Consumer of Drink
@pwcorrespondent (Pacific War Correspondent, Harold Guard) – The Pacific War Uncensored: Harold Guard, war correspondent, reports of the conflict from jungle, low-level bombing missions and amphibious landing craft.
@SapperOBrien (Bernard O’Brien) – I’ve just volunteered for the war in France: the army needs me and it could help my career as an electrical engineer. But my fiancée is none too pleased.
Note: This list reflects my own interests and geographical location, and may not be your Top 50.