[Reblogged from Open Objects, Mia Ridge‘s blog]
(For those who don’t know me or who mostly know me through digital heritage work, some background to support my call for PhD research participants…)
I am a PhD student in the Department of History at the Open University. I am conducting interviews to understand how online resources have (or have not) altered historians’ patterns of work, and I would particularly like to interview academic historians or historical geographers who are researching people and places in British history from the 1600s-1900. I would like to talk to a range of participants, including those who are not clued up on online resources, those who are enthusiastic advocates of all things digital and people at all stages in-between. I would really love to hear from people researching women’s histories or the history of science, but I’m interested in any kind of history.Interviews are carried out on the phone, Skype, or in person if you prefer and can meet within reasonable distance from London or Oxford. Interviews take 40 – 120 minutes and will be carried out in December and January. Many previous participants have said they enjoyed the interview and benefitted from the opportunity to reflect on their work.To volunteer to take part in an interview, or for more information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.For more information visit Information for potential research participants and for background about my PhD visit My PhD research. Please feel free to pass this on to anyone who might be interested in being interviewed.