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Hidden History: The Brand New Historical App!

Hey Everyone, I’ve got a slightly more personal blog post for you all today which explores my job as a freelance writer and researcher for a brand-new app called Hidden History. So, lets take this back to the start shall we?

Following the completion of my BA History degree last summer I, like many others 20 somethings, found myself at a crossroad in my life where I was uncertain about what I wanted to do with my life. I knew that I wanted to work in the historical field…. however, I wasn’t sure how or what I wanted to do to get there. After a rough year or so (in my personal life) I decided to take a gap year from education, so I could focus on steering my life into a direction which allowed me best to follow my dreams, whilst also giving myself time to rebuild myself so I would be in a better position to make important career and life decisions. Since then, I am pleased to say that I have applied and been accepted to a MA Public Histories course which I start in October (YAY) and also found myself working in a freelance writing job for a brand-new app-centric company called ‘Hidden History’.

Under the premise that the business would use technology (in the form of an app) to keep history relevant and exciting for an increasingly technological generation, I found that I was able to use both the skills and knowledge that I had learnt whilst at university to contribute to researching and writing some of the content that would be put on the app throughout its monthly instalments.

So, what is the Hidden History app?

Essentially, the app is an interactive map of London (our only location so far), which allows users to explore a plethora of London’s historical sites such as plaques, statues, buildings, streets and museums (which is where I come in) Throughout the first few months of working for Hidden History, I was allocated the position of ‘Head of Museums, Events and Festivals’ where my job description included travelling back into London to investigate, report and engage with the plethora of amazing museums that the city has to offer. My position has given me the chance to write about, explore and quite literally bring any information you may need about them to your pocket and honestly? I absolutely love it and wish it was full-time (which I hope one day it will be!)

Seven months later, I am still a proud member of the HH team, and it is with great honour that I can announce to you all that the Hidden History App is live on both Apple and Android stores. Although the release is currently a basic model (with basic content too) it will give you all a taste of what’s to come in the future and allow you the chance to play around and explore some of the locations the team has covered so far. Hidden History is an incredible project, and after months of hard work put in by a world-wide team, I know that this release is only the beginning for the app and hope it will expand and inspire and unite people with history from all over the world.

If you find yourselves intrigued by this post, please download the app and let me know what you all think. (All links below if you are interested) Thank you <3

Links:

Hidden History on the App Stores: (just type in Hidden History into the Apple or Android store and the app should come up!)  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/hidden-history/id1378113339?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2

Hidden History Website: http://hidden-history.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hidden1History

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hidden1history/

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/hidden1history/

3 thoughts on “Hidden History: The Brand New Historical App!

  1. Hey Elisha it’s Kieran! Loved reading your blog. Working with you has been one of the highlights of getting HH setup. I can’t wait to get this year going and the monthly content you have created is going to become one of our core features. Thank you! We still have a long way to go but it’s started and that’s down to yours and the teams hardwork. 🙂

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