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Research talk by Charles Inskip

By Antonios Bikakis, on 26 October 2023

The impact of the pandemic on musicologists’ use of technology

The talk was delivered on 18 October 2023 by Dr. Charles Inskip, member of the FOIL group, as part of the DIS research seminars series.

This talk will explore two key findings from a global survey of musicologists’ use of technology in their research during the pandemic. The impact of the technology on community-building was raised throughout the survey responses. The ability to meet across borders was highlighted, as were the limitations of networking in online conferences. The sudden shift to teaching and learning online was another important factor in many participants respondents. The impact on teaching performance online, and heavy teaching loads being prioritised over research highlight the interconnected roles of the musicologist in teaching and learning. This research contributes towards understanding the complex nature of the information behaviour of musicologists. Understanding more about how they use technology, develop community, and fulfil their multiple roles would enable provision of bespoke research support.

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