Social media is no longer new and yet, over the last year, using these tools to connect with peers online has taken on a new salience. Two articles in this issue focus on Twitter’s utility for historians. In “Tweeting to Find Community,” Varsha Venkatasubramanian describes how Twitter helped her build a professional network, deepen her understanding of various subfields, and identify new professional opportunities. In the latest Townhouse Notes, editor Ashley E. Bowen celebrates the #HistGym and explains how the hashtag helped her stay both physically active and connected to colleagues during the pandemic.”

Illustration: Usha Venkat

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Ashley E. Bowen, editor
Laura Ansley, managing editor
Karen Lou, editorial assistant
Alexandra F. Levy, web and social media coordinator
Liz Townsend, manager, data administration and integrity