[Humanist] 29.2 historians and serendipity

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu May 7 10:08:26 CEST 2015

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 2.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 06 May 2015 09:16:06 -0500
        From: Andrew G Taylor <agt2 at rice.edu>
        Subject: Historians and serendipity [Re: Humanist Digest, Vol 80, Issue 5]
        In-Reply-To: <mailman.1.1430906401.1318.humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org>

Hi Caleb,

You all may be interested in participating in this survey about 
Historians and Serendipity.

Have a good summer!  - best wishes, Andrew Taylor


On 5/6/2015 5:00 AM, humanist-request at lists.digitalhumanities.org wrote:
>          Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 11:48:07 -0400
>          From: Kim <kimberleymartin at gmail.com>
>          Subject: Call for participation: Historians and Serendipity
> Hello,
>   I am a PhD student investigating the role of serendipity in the historical
> research process. Could you please share the following to help me garner
> participants from the DH community?
> Thank you!
> Kim Martin
> ---------------------------
> For the past several years, my research as a PhD student in Library and
> Information Science has allowed me to delve into the information behavior
> of practicing historians. I?ve studied their use of technology, of both the
> physical and digital library, and their communication behavior. I?ve
> published on their awareness and knowledge of e-books, and am now looking
> to develop one section of the findings from that paper into my thesis.
> I am currently seeking practicing historians and history students to
> complete an online survey that should take about 15 mins. The survey
> investigates the role that serendipity (or that ?A-ha!? moment) plays in
> historical research. There are four sections to this survey: Section A -
> the participant?s own research, Section B - the participants' serendipitous
> experiences with research material, Section C - serendipitous experiences
> as they occur in the digital information environment, and Section D -
> demographics. All participants will remain anonymous.
> You can participate in the survey by clicking here:
> *http://tinyurl.com/lm47wxo  http://tinyurl.com/lm47wxo *
> Please email any comments or questions to Kim at diggingdh at gmail.com.
>                                                                          Looking
> forward to hearing from you!

Andrew Taylor, MLS
Associate Curator, Visual Resources
Department of Art History, Rice University

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