We just published a new article (open access🔓) on doing historical platform studies: Anne Helmond and Fernando van der Vlist (2019) “Social Media and Platform Historiography: Challenges and Opportunities.” TMG – Journal for Media History 22(1): 6–34. http://www.tmgonline.nl/articles/434/ Abstract In this article, we propose a methodological outlook for historical platform studies to increase the prominence… Read more Social Media and Platform Historiography: Challenges and Opportunities
An interview with me on ‘Researching the History of the Web‘ (available open access) was published in TMG – Journal for Media History as part of their special issue on Big Data Histories: In recent years, scholarly research in a range of fields, including media studies, has capitalised on the availability of ever-increasing numbers of… Read more Interview: Researching the History of the Web
Ik was te gast bij Onder Mediadoctoren om te praten over de geschiedenis van het web, web archivering en de vraag of we alles op het internet moeten of willen bewaren. De podcast staat nu online!
Michael Stevenson and I will be organizing a three day international conference on “The Web that Was: Archives, Traces, Reflections” at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 19-21, 2019. Please find the full call for papers on our website. Abstract As the first generation of web users goes grey, it’s clear that the internet… Read more CfP: The Web that Was: Archives, Traces, Reflections (Amsterdam, June 2019)
My contribution to the edited volume Web 25: Histories from the first 25 Years of the World Wide Web by Niels Brügger on historical source code analysis has officially been published! In this chapter I offer a historical perspective on the changing composition of a website over time. I propose to see the website as… Read more Published: Historical website ecology. Analyzing past states of the web using archived source code