Workshop on National Webs Practicalities

This page refers to a past event

– the event is described here under “Past Events”. The presentations and program were as follows:

Program and presentations (full package at bottom):


Niels Brügger: Analysing national webs — why and what?

Ian Milligan: Studying the web in the shadow of Uncle Sam: The difficult case of the Canadian web sphere

Kees Teszelszky: Webarchiving before the web archive: how to reconstruct and save the national Dutch web using historical methods

Per Møldrup-Dalum: Cultural Heritage Cluster — a HPC for studying cultural heritage Big Data

Courtney C. Mumma: Profiling National Webs

Janne Nielsen, Ditte Laursen, Ulrich Have: Probing the Danish Web Domain 2005-2015

Anat Ben-David: The Colors of the National Web — the color histogram of the .yu domain

Federico Nanni: Understanding Euroscepticism Through the Lens of Big­Data

Sally Chambers: Towards a national web in a federated country: a Belgian case study

Anat Ben-David: Kosovo on the Web: A national web history of a country without a domain

Valérie Schafer: Exploring and mapping the «French Web» of the 90s: between close and distant reading, small and big data

Jane Winters: Negotiating the archives of UK web space

Rebecca Kahn: The Nation Is In The Network ­ Locating National Museums Online

Peter Webster: Understanding the limitations of the ccTLD as a proxy for the national web

Niels Brügger: A national and trans-national Web Trend Index — why and how?

All presentations in one zip file can be downloaded here.



Getting to Aarhus and Aarhus University

By air
Travelling to/from Aarhus airport
The Aarhus airport Tirstrup is located 40 km north of the city and offers various direct international flights to European capital cities. Please visit their website for information on flight arrival/departure times. There is an airport shuttle bus from Aarhus airport with frequent departures (every 20 minutes after each flight arrival with departures from just outside the main entrance). The fare is about DKK 115 (cash) and it takes about 45-50 min. to reach downtown Aarhus. The bus stops at the Aarhus University campus. More information on airport bus information can be found here or call (+45) 8612 8622. There are direct flights between Aarhus Airport/Tirstrup and Copenhagen International Airport with thirteen daily departures on weekdays and six departures on Saturdays and Sundays. The flight takes 35 minutes. In Copenhagen a free transit bus links the International and Domestic airport terminals.

Travelling to/from Billund airport
Billund airport is located 100 km south of Arhus and has direct international flight connections to many European destinations. Please visit the airport website for more information on arrivals and departures.
There is an airport shuttle bus between Aarhus and Billund airport with several daily departures – please click airport link to find more information. The travel time from Billund Airport to downtown Aarhus is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Tickets are sold on the bus for about 130 DKK.

Travelling to/from Copenhagen airport
Please visit the website for more information on arrivals and departures by plane. For connecting trains to Aarhus, please check the website of the national railway operator DSB. Copenhagen airport is connected to Aarhus Airport/Tirstrup with thirteen daily departures on weekdays and six departures on Saturdays and Sundays. The flight takes 35 minutes. In Copenhagen a free transit bus links the International and Domestic airport terminals. Copenhagen airport has direct flight connections to a large number of international destinations.

By train:
Aarhus lies at one of the most important railway junctions in Denmark. There are hourly departures to the north, south and west. From Southern and Central Europe, the connections are via Hamburg/Flensburg. Travel time from Hamburg to Aarhus is approximately five hours. From Eastern European countries train connections to Aarhus go via Poland and Copenhagen. Aarhus has hourly services to and from Copenhagen. The opening of the Tunnel under the Great Belt has shortened the journey by one hour, so now the trip takes three and a half hours. There are several daily connections to Sweden, Germany and the rest of Europe.

Please visit DSB or DSB Journey planner to find all your connection route options. Trains bound for Aarhus railway station leave Copenhagen Airport hourly. The price is about DKK 430 for a one-way ticket (including seat reservation). To buy a ticket at the Copenhagen airport, you should go to the DSB Ticket Sales booth in Terminal 3 just above a rolling sidewalk which takes you down to the train.

By ferry:
Check the Molslinien website for current timetables for ferries to Zealand (Aarhus-Odden).

By car:
Aarhus has direct connections to the great European network of motorways, making it easy to get to most European cities. Hamburg can be reached within roughly four hours. There are also excellent roads to most places in Denmark. For more information, please check location on the map.


The venue (preliminary information)

The meeting will be hosted by the State and University Library, and Aarhus University. Thursday 8 will be at the State and University Library, Friday 9 will be at Aarhus University.

The addresses are:

State and University Library, Victor Albecks Vej 1, 8000 Århus C.

Shool of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Helsingforsgade 14, 8200 Aarhus N.


Taxi companies

Aarhus Taxi (+45) 8948 4848
Dan Taxi (+45) 7025 2525



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Map (reuse of RESAW conference map from 2015)