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Humanist Archives: March 17, 2023, 5:38 a.m. Humanist 36.451 - digital technologies in medieval studies?

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 451.
        Department of Digital Humanities, University of Cologne
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        Date: 2023-03-17 04:55:24+00:00
        From: Tina-Marie Ranalli <>
        Subject: Seeking researchers in medieval studies for a paid research study


I am writing to invite you to participate in a study we are conducting
on understanding the use of digital technologies by scholars of medieval

Principal Investigator:Krishna Venkatasubramanian, PhD

Research purpose:The aim of this study is to understand the use of
digital technologies by scholars of medieval studies and to see how well
these tools work for them, when they fail, and what can be done to
improve them. We also plan to see how disability and chronic conditions
affect these trends.

Protocol: We will be conducting online interviews via videoconference
for this study. This study entails a set of interviews, approximately
45-60 minutes long, with individual staff members.They will be conducted
remotely via videoconference, e.g., Zoom.

Video recordings will be made during all sessions of the study. The
recordings will then be transcribed, and the original recording will be
deleted once the transcription is verified to be accurate.

Benefits: There are no anticipated benefits to the participants other
than the study affording ideas for better designs of digital tools and
technologies for scholars of medieval studies.

Eligibility:Participants for this study should be adults who are
active research scholars in one of the various sub-disciplines of
medieval studies. In addition, they must: use digital technologies for
their research in medieval studies; be willing to use Zoom to
participate in the interview, which will be recorded for transcription
purposes; and be currently located in the US or Canada (due to
restrictions on compensating participants). Researchers with a chronic
health condition and/or disability are particularly welcome.

Time commitment: 45-60 minutes

Mode of interview:All interviews will be conducted remotely via Zoom
or other teleconferencing system conducive to the participants.

Compensation:You will be compensated $50 in the form of gift card for
your participation.

This research has been approved by The University of Rhode Island
Institutional Review Board.

Please let us know if you are interested in participating.

Thanks very much,

Krishna Venkatasubramanian, PhD
Tina-Marie Ranalli, PhD
University of Rhode Island (US)

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