PhD Seminar: Digital Humanities and the Study of the Web and Web Archives

NetLab organised the phd course ‘Digital Humanities and the study of the Web and Web Archives’ for DigHumLab and DARIAH at Conference center Vejlefjord, December 3th – 5th 2012.

Digital Humanities and the Study of the Web and Web Archives

Today the Internet is the medium which holds the most multifaceted set of materials documenting contemporary social, cultural, and political life. It has become the fulcrum for the general development of media, including mass media and a growing variety of digital devices. If the communicative infrastructure of society in the late 20th century was centered on television, it is today centered on the Internet.

As a variety of digital media penetrates all spheres in society, they also play a still more dominant role for the social sciences, humanities and arts. They do so in three respects: as archives for contemporary life, as a toolbox for the study of all sorts of digital collections, including digitized collections of non-digital materials (often labeled cultural heritage), and as a means for enforced communication within all spheres of society.

In this course we will concentrate on the first of these aspects, the role of the Internet and particularly on online and archived web materials for scholars studying contemporary political, social, and cultural phenomena.

Read more about the course format, the venue, and how to enrol in the program below.

Thanks to all who participated in the phd course! We hope to see you again some time.
The Facebook group “
Digital Humanities and the Study of the Web and Web Archives” (membership required) will continue as an archive of the seminar.