Hampshire HistBites

Handwritten Letters: Surviving the Digital Age

December 09, 2020 Dinah Johnson Season 2 Episode 4
Hampshire HistBites
Handwritten Letters: Surviving the Digital Age
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Hampshire HistBites
Handwritten Letters: Surviving the Digital Age
Dec 09, 2020 Season 2 Episode 4
Dinah Johnson

We’ve been handwriting letters for thousands of years, but in recent times it has become a lost art as many of us use emails and text messages instead. A loss for us and possibly also for future historians, as not only have letters often revealed intimate thoughts and details of life in the past, but they enable us to touch a piece of history. Emails are unlikely to do that, and text messages certainly won’t!

So why not join Ellie as she talks to Dinah Johnson, founder of The Handwritten Letter Appreciation Society, and discover why sending and receiving letters is a special and unique way to connect with each other and our past.

For more information, including a transcript and further information, go to out website: https://www.winchesterheritageopendays.org/introduction-histbites

Show Notes

We’ve been handwriting letters for thousands of years, but in recent times it has become a lost art as many of us use emails and text messages instead. A loss for us and possibly also for future historians, as not only have letters often revealed intimate thoughts and details of life in the past, but they enable us to touch a piece of history. Emails are unlikely to do that, and text messages certainly won’t!

So why not join Ellie as she talks to Dinah Johnson, founder of The Handwritten Letter Appreciation Society, and discover why sending and receiving letters is a special and unique way to connect with each other and our past.

For more information, including a transcript and further information, go to out website: https://www.winchesterheritageopendays.org/introduction-histbites