Workshop on National Webs

December 8-9, 2016, Aarhus University and the State Library, Denmark

Thursday 8 December

10:15-10:45 Analysing national webs — why and what? by Niels Brügger, Aarhus University

10:45-11:15 Studying the web in the shadow of Uncle Sam: The difficult case of the Canadian web sphere by Ian Milligan, The University of Waterloo

11:15-11:45 Webarchiving before the web archive: how to reconstruct and save the national Dutch web using historical methods by Kees Teszelszky, Nationale Bibliotheek van Nederland

11:45-12:15 Cultural Heritage Cluster — a HPC for studying cultural heritage Big Data by Per Møldrup-Dalum, the State Library

113:15-13:45 Profiling National Webs by Courtney C. Mumma, The Internet Archive

13:45-14:15 Probing the Danish Web Domain 2005-2015 by Janne Nielsen, Ditte Laursen, Ulrich Have, Aarhus University & The Royal Library

14:15-15:00 Tour at the State Library — the tower and the Netarkivet servers

15:30-16:00 The Colors of the National Web — the color histogram of the .yu domain (hands-on) by Anat Ben-David, The Open University of Israel

Friday 9 December

10:00-10:30 Understanding Euroscepticism Through the Lens of Big-Data by Federico Nanni, The University of Bologna and the University of Mannheim

10:30-11:00 Towards a national web in a federated country: a Belgian case study by Sally Chambers, DARIAH-BE, Ghent University

11:30-12:00 Kosovo on the Web: A national web history of a country without a domain, by Anat Ben-David, The Open University of Israel

12:00-12:30 Exploring and mapping the «French Web» of the 90s: between close and distant reading, small and big data by Valérie Schafer, The French National Center for Scientific Research

13:30-14:00 Negotiating the archives of UK web space by Jane Winters, University of London

14:00-14:30 The Nation Is In The Network – Locating National Museums Online by Rebecca Kahn, King’s College London & Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

14:30-15:00 Understanding the limitations of the ccTLD as a proxy for the national web:lessons from cross-border religion in the Northern Irish web sphere by Peter Webster, Webster Research and Consulting

15:30-16:00 A national and trans-national Web Trend Index — why and how? by Niels Brügger, Aarhus University

Cfp – Computer Networks Histories : local, national and transnational perspectives

International Conference – Call for papers
14-15 December 2017 – Lugano Switzerland

Aims and scope
Recently several works in the fields of Internet Studies, Science and Technology Studies and Media Studies have stressed the importance of early local, national and transnational computer networks histories for a deeper understanding of technological and social change in contemporary societies.
This 2-days conference has a triple aim.
First, gathering scholars and researchers from a variety of disciplines working on theoretical and empirical analysis of computer networks histories.
Second, providing a wide perspective on these histories, including case studies from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania and including international organizations dealing with the control and management of networks: this interdisciplinary and international debate could be useful to compare worldwide experiences and to provide new frames on this topic.
Third, the conference aims to develop new frameworks and a space of discussion on the historical role of computer networks, representing the starting point of an international community of scholars.

Potential topics may include, but are in no way limited to, the following:
The origins and development of computer networks under a local, national, international or transnational perspective;
Political, economic and cultural representations of computer networks in Western or/and Eastern cultures;
Comparative analysis of early and late networks;
Physical infrastructures and materiality of computer networks;
The political economy of national digital infrastructures;
Histories of the digitalization of analogic networks;
The history of failed and forgotten computer networks projects;
The influence of early computer networks on the development of the Internet and of the World Wide Web;
The cultural and social history of computer networks communities (e.g. communitarian networks, academic networks, professional networks, civic networks).

All the authors are invited to send an abstract of a max 500 words and a short bio by February 28, 2017 to
All invited speakers interested in publish their papers in the journal revue Histoire et Informatique will be asked to send a paper of max 5000 words by October 31 2017.

Conference and venue
The 2-days conference will take place in Lugano, Switzerland, hosted by the Faculty of Communication Sciences of USI – Università della Svizzera italiana ( The organizing committee comes from a collaboration between the Institute of Media and Journalism (IMeG) of USI and the Association Histoire & Informatique Suisse of Bern ( grants will be available for participants without access to other financial resources (please attach the motivation and an estimate of the needed budget to your proposal).

Keynote speakers
Prof. Hu Yong (Peking University’s School of Journalism and Communication)Prof. Benjamin Peters (University of Tulsa, Department of Communication and affiliated fellow at the information Society  Project at Yale Law School)unknown

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Décoder des codes

Séminaire annuel du Carism 2016-2017, en partenariat avec l’ISCC, organisé par Cécile Méadel, Francesca Musiani et Guillaume Sire


La première séance aura lieu le mardi 6 décembre 2016 en salle 315, de 17h à 19h et accueillera Laurent Bloch, chercheur en cyberstratégie, membre de l’Institut de l’économie.

Lieu : Université Panthéon-Assas / 92 rue d’Assas, 75 006 Paris – Salle 315 – 3e étage.
Métros Vavin et Notre-Dame-des-champs.
RER Luxembourg (sortie Auguste Comte).

L’accès aux séances du séminaire est ouvert à tous et gratuit sous condition d’inscription en avisant l’adresse

Valorisation du patrimoine et numérique

Une journée d’étude intitulée « Valorisation du patrimoine et numérique » aura lieu le 19 octobre 2016, Salle Triangle du Centre Pompidou.
Cette journée sera notamment l’occasion d’échanger avec des chercheurs et des professionnels reconnus dans ce domaine lors d’une table ronde qui permettra de confronter expériences et expertises ; Marie-Sylvie Poli (Université d’Avignon), Joëlle Le Marec (Celsa Paris-Sorbonne), Jean-Pierre Girard (UQAM), Camille Paloque-Bergès (CNAM), Omer Pesquer (MuzeoNum), Claude Mussou (INA) et Alexandra Dromard (CMN) nous feront ainsi part de leurs différents points de vue.
Le programme complet et le positionnement scientifique de la journée sont disponibles à cette adresse :

Curation and research use of the past Web (Lisbonne, 29-30 mars 2017)

Web archiving efforts have now been underway for over twenty years, generating an expanding core of data crucial for present and future explorations of human political, cultural, economic and social activity since the mid 1990s. Practices around both the creation and use of web archives are rapidly evolving. What technical, ethical, and institutional approaches are necessary to advance use of web archives for scholarship and other use cases? How are researchers using the archived web right now, and in which new directions is that research heading? What innovations, collaborations, and adaptations are necessary to sustain the efficacy of web archiving?

The 2017 Web Archiving Conference (WAC), held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC), aims to bring together practitioners, librarians, archivists, historians, humanists, computer scientists, and other parties interested in expanding and harnessing the potential of preserved web heritage.

We welcome proposals on a broad range of topics, including from the following examples:


  • Research using web archives
  • Tools and approaches
  • Initiatives, platforms, and collaborations
  • User-driven curation
  • Ethical and compliant research use
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration


  • Harvesting, preservation, and/or access
  • Collection development
  • Legal and ethical concerns
  • Programmatic organization and management
  • New/updated tools for any part of the lifecycle
  • Application programming interfaces (APIs)
  • Current and future landscape

 Proposals may be submitted for any of the following formats:

  • Individual presentation for a 30-minute session (i.e., 20 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for questions);
  • Moderated discussion or multi-presentation panel for a 60-minute session;
  • Moderated discussion or multi-presentation panel for a 90-minute session; or
  • Poster with accompanying lightning talk.

 Time will additionally be reserved in the schedule for the proposal of lightning talks much closer to the event to allow for more timely sharing of recent updates.

Please submit your proposals using this formFor questions, please e-mail

The deadline for submissions is 20 October 2016. All submissions will be reviewed by the WAC17 Programme Committee and submitters will be notified by 1 December 2016.
For more information and updates, see:

@NetPreserve #iipcGA17 #iipcWAC17


AOIR Pre-conference – 404 History Not Found: Challenges in Internet History and Memory Studies

aoir2016AoIR routinely hosts several preconference workshops before the main conference. Attendees must register to attend a preconference; the price of the preconference is included as part of the main conference. All workshops will be held on October 5th.


voir la liste des pré-conférences 

Parmi elle celle organisée par Camille Paloque-Bergès (HT2S Cnam, membre de Web90 ) et Kevin Driscoll (University of Virginia):

404 History Not Found: Challenges in Internet History and Memory Studies

How did the Internet become relevant in today’s culture and politics? How were its codes and rules—whether technical, social or cultural—constructed, challenged, and normalized? How did net culture become a mass phenomenon of global importance? To understand why and how the “Internet rules” today, it is essential that we look back at the internet’s past. In this pre-conference, we will discuss the specific theoretical and methodological challenges that arise in the study of the internet through time and memory, for purposes of both historiography (what net histories and how?) and epistemology (net histories as an object of media research). Attendees will be invited to participate in three hands-on, interactive sessions organized around issues, sources and methods fundamental to researching net diachronicity.

Net history survives in unexpected places, unfolding through time and space, collapsing in on the present. The artifacts that surface may be incomplete or inscrutable absent their original contexts, requiring us to borrow creatively from other fields and develop new historical methods (Ankerson, 2011; Brügger & Finnemann, 2012; Paloque-Berges, 2016). From formal archives and oral histories to lingering web sites, software, and hardware artifacts, the material evidence of the past suggests a diversity of social, temporal, and technical regimes. Indeed, recent scholarship on early networks reveals a greater range of experiences, technologies, norms and motivations than is found in best-known histories of the internet (Brammer, 2015; Brunton, 2013; Driscoll, 2014; Hargadon, 2011; Mailland, 2015; Paloque-Berges, 2011; Rankin 2014, 2015; Russell, 2014; Russell & Schafer, 2014; Schafer & Thierry, 2012; Schulte, 2013; Streeter, 2011). In their wake, we question how to make sense of conflicts and contradictions while respecting the subjective lived experiences of individual participants. What is our responsibility to find and document hidden histories, obscure sources, and less visible networks? How will a richer understanding of the internet’s past change how we engage with its present and imagine its future?

This pre-conference will include three workshop sessions organized around core research challenges in net history: (1) epistemology, (2) sources and methodology, and (3) mediation and transmission. Selected participants, rather than present whole case studies, will intervene on specific challenges—for instance: theoretical paradoxes or deadlocks, methodological problem-solving, and demonstrations of born-digital artifacts. The audience will be involved by taking positions, suggesting ad-hoc solutions, and identifying common themes.

(…) This pre-conference will be a full-day workshop facilitated by Kevin Driscoll and Camille Paloque-Berges with support from the Agence Nationale de la Recherche project Web90. The discussions and hands-on activities will be accessible to all AOIR attendees but will be especially engaging for researchers encountering issues of temporality, memory, nostalgia, or a need to “go back in time” in their own work.

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Au tour d’un livre, 20 juin 2016

En ce premier jour de l’été, l’ISCC vous donne rendez-vous non pas autour d’un, mais de quatre livres parus ces derniers mois. Cette première rencontre, que nous espérons prolonger au fil des saisons, sera consacrée au numérique. 
ATT00001Christine Barats, Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay, Francesca Musiani, Cécile Méadel, Benjamin Thierry et Valérie Schafer animeront cette rencontre, en présence de nombreux co-auteurs. Ils croiseront leurs regards, lectures, méthodologies et dialogueront avec la salle autour de :

Manuel d’analyse du webChristine Barats (dir.), Armand Colin, coll. « U », 2016, 2e  éd.

Les Golems du numérique. Droit d’auteur et Lex Electronica,
Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay, Presses des Mines, coll. « Sciences sociales », 2016.

Abécédaire des architectures distribuées, Cécile Méadel et Francesca Musiani (coord.), Presses des Mines, 2015.

Connecting WomenWomen, Gender and ICT in Europe (XIXth-XXth century), Valérie Schafer et Benjamin G. Thierry (dir.), Springer, 2015.


La séance se tiendra de 16.00 à 18.30 à l’ISCC, 20 rue Berbier-du-Mets, Paris (métro Gobelins) et se prolongera autour d’un verre.

Les interfaces numériques

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Travail personnel

Le séminaire « cultures numériques » du 18 juin 2016 14.00-16.00 aura pour thème :


Sonia Bressler – Peut-on encore penser sans Google ?

Marie de Quatrebarbes – L’ergonomie des interfaces pour appréhender le numérique.

Le séminaire est ouvert à tous (sur inscription en raison des consignes de sécurité) et s’adresse à tous les acteurs du monde numérique : chercheurs, étudiants, responsable de fabrication, éditeurs…

Inscription et renseignement :