In this podcast, Marion Jensen talks with Talis about his recent award from the Talis Incubator fund for Open Education. As former Director of Utah State University’s OpenCourse Ware project, Marion followed a number of conferences via Twitter, and became interested in the tool’s ability to convey a sense of presence and to tell stories from diverse perspectives. From this, he saw the applicability of Twitter to the study of history through the use of primary materials such as journals from the past. He took the Battle of Gettysburg as a proof of concept using the detailed records of 15 soldiers. The TwHistory project, run entirely by volunteers such as Marion, has attracted much attention from educators and amateur historians. Marion discusses his successful bid for the funding of a website that will help anyone interested in setting up a historical re-enactment, removing the barriers that Twitter currently presents in terms of real-time representation (volunteers currently get up at anti-social hours to post tweets at the appropriate time) and the coordination of multiple Twitter accounts. Looking forward, Marion also explores how he plans to make this initiative sustainable beyond the funding period, and the progress he expects the project to make over the next 3 years.