NetLab Events

Upcoming Events

Second RESAW Conference

June 14-15 2017, School of Advanced Study, University of London

The second web archives conference organised under the auspices of RESAW (A Research Infrastructure for the Study of Archived Web Materials) will be held at the School of Advanced Study, University of London on 14-15 June 2017. The inaugural conference, Web Archives as Scholarly Sources: Issues, Practices and Perspectives, was held at Aarhus University, Denmark in June 2015.

The first Call for Papers is now available, and online submissions will be opened in September 2016.


Past events

NetLab Forum

April 5 from 9:00 to 11:30

Guest presenter: Jane Winters, Professor of Digital Humanities, School of Advanced Studies, University of London.


1) Since we met last

2) Demonstrating the value and potential of web archives for different audiences, presentation by Jane Winters, Professor of Digital Humanities, School of Advanced Studies, University of London

This informal presentation will discuss ways of highlighting the value of web archives for a range of different audiences, from policymakers to the general public. It will draw on the experience of the Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities project, as well as on two public engagement events held as part of national humanities festivals in the UK. Key to showcasing the potential of this new type of primary source is addressing the question of ‘What’s in it for me?’, and the answer to this question will, of course, vary enormously between different stakeholder groups. Consequently, while a case study approach is particularly useful for engaging researchers, other methods also need to be explored. These range from writing for popular journals like BBC History magazine to organising public debates focused on the role of web archives in combating ‘fake news’. Read more about Jane here:

3) NetLab will soon launch an online course about web archiving, Asger will briefly introduce the course material and the ideas behind the course.

4) Probing a nations web domain, Niels (and possibly Janne, Ulrich, NetLab & Per Møldrup-Dalum, Royal Danish Library Aarhus)

Brief presentation of the research project and status.

5) Any other business


Workshop on National Webs

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

Research workshop: The Historical Development of the Danish Web

How can you study national webs? How are national webs today different from how they were 10 years ago? Is it possible to compare national webs? And what are the IT-related challenges when doing these kinds of studies?

These are some of the questions that were addressed at a workshop on national webs, organised by the research project ‘The Historical Development of the Danish Web’ (supported by the Danish Ministry of Culture), in collaboration with NetLab, Aarhus University, and the State Library, Denmark.

Workshop on National Webs (PDF, 505 kB)

Practical information for visitors, program and presentations from the event can be found here.