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[Athena] AAC: Les archives du Web comme sources : enjeux, pratiques, perspectives (Aarhus, DK, 8-10 juin 2015)

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  • From: Valérie Schafer <valerieschafer AT>
  • To: "theuth AT" <theuth AT>, Diffusion-hist des techniques <athena AT>
  • Subject: [Athena] AAC: Les archives du Web comme sources : enjeux, pratiques, perspectives (Aarhus, DK, 8-10 juin 2015)
  • Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:05:13 +0200

Cher(e)s collègues, 

Veuillez trouver ci-dessous un appel à communication sur les " Les archives du Web comme sources : enjeux, pratiques, perspectives". Ce colloque international se tiendra du 8 au 10 juin 2015 à l'Université d'Aarhus (Danemark). 
Très cordialement,
Valérie Schafer 


'Web Archives as scholarly Sources: Issues, Practices and Perspectives'
A two-day conference, Aarhus University, Denmark, 8-10 June 2015

In March 2014, the web celebrated its twenty-fifth birthday. This vast information resource is of enormous importance to scholars, both as a primary source and as a means of networking and communication. It is, however, strikingly ephemeral, and much important data has already been lost. The archiving of this vast range of material, so that it is accessible to both contemporary and future researchers, increasingly occupies national memory institutions, and researchers are also beginning to realise and explore its value. This conference seeks to explore the potential of web archives for scholarly use, to highlight innovative research, to investigate the challenges and opportunities of working with the archived web, to identify opportunities for incorporating web archives in learning and teaching, and to discuss and inform archival provision. This multi-disciplinary conference is aimed at scholars, web archiving institutions, web archivists, curators, IT-developers, companies and public institutions interested in web archiving and research using web archives. In conjunction with the overall topic of web archives, general areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
• the history(ies) of the web
• the changing structure of the web
• material culture and display in a digital context
• political and literary reputation online
• public engagement online
• patterns of culture online
• networks of social communication
• the evolution of language on the web
• the history of institutions and organisations online
• the history of social and political movements on the web
• the relationship between image, sound and text online
• the web as a forum for commemoration
• health and education online
• using web archives in the classroom
• national/international boundaries online
• approaches to web archiving
• research methods for studying the archived web
• providing access to the archived web
This list is not exhaustive, and we are keen to attract the widest possible range of topics.

Important dates:
• June 2014: first call for submissions
• September 2014: second call for submissions and submissions open
• 1 November 2014: third call for submissions
• 8 December 2014: submissions due
• 19 January: notification of acceptance
• 9 March 2015: registrations for presenters open
• 20 April 2015: papers uploaded (if we decide this)
• 20 April 2015: registrations for presenters close
• 27 April 2015: registrations for non-presenters open
• 11 May 2015: programme released
• 25 May 2015: registrations for non-presenters close
• 8-10 June 2015: Conference

Meghan Dougherty, Loyola University, Chicago

One more keynote, TBA

Organised by RESAW, Aarhus University, the State and University Library (Denmark), the Royal Library (Denmark), l'Institut des sciences de la communication du CNRS, Université de Lille 3, the Institute of Historical Research (University of London), the University of Amsterdam, the British Library, and Leibniz University Hannover

Read the full call at

NIELS BRÜGGER, Associate Professor, PhD
Head of the Centre for Internet Studies and of NetLab
Department of Aesthetics and Communication
Aarhus University
Helsingforsgade 14, building 5347, room 236
8200 Aarhus N

Phone (switchboard)   +45 8715 0000
Phone (direct)               +45 8716 1971
Phone (mobile)             +45 2945 3231
E-mail                             nb AT

Profile at LinkedIn:
Skype name: niels_bruegger

The Centre for Internet Studies,
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  • [Athena] AAC: Les archives du Web comme sources : enjeux, pratiques, perspectives (Aarhus, DK, 8-10 juin 2015), Valérie Schafer, 06/28/2014

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