CFP: Engaging with Web Archives (#EWA20)

Maynooth University Arts and Humanities Institute have released a call for papers for the first Engaging with Web Archives conference (#EWA20), to be held at Maynooth University in Ireland, April 15-16, 2020. The conference, with the theme of “Opportunities, Challenges and Potentialities,” aims to:

  • raise awareness for the use of web archives and the archived web for research and education across a broad range of disciplines and professions in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies, Information Science, Computer Science and more;
  • foster collaborations between web archiving initiatives, researchers, educators and IT professionals;
  • highlight how the development of the internet and the web is intricately linked to the history of the 1990s.

Suggested topics include:

  • Importance of web archives as resources for the preservation of social, cultural, political, economic, and legal heritage;
  • Web histories and internet histories;
  • Value of web archives as resources for research in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies, Information Science, Computer Science and more;
  • Using web archives as resources for teaching;
  • Methodologies for working with web archives for qualitative and quantitative research;
  • Exploring technologies for working with archived web content (e.g. topic modelling, textual/sentiment analysis; hyperlink analysis);
  • Case studies using archived web content;
  • Challenges in the use of web archives (e.g. search); and in the use of archived web content (e.g. WARCs);
  • Challenges for creating and maintaining web archives;
  • Opportunities for collaboration in the development of web archive collections;

Submissions are due November 16, 2019.

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