Archive for the 'eHumanities' Category



I have agreed to co-chair the next Web Science Conference, Web Science 2014, which will be held in 2014 at Indiana University. The lead chairs are Fil Menczer and his group at Indiana University, and Jim Hendler at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and one of the originators of the Semantic Web. The dates are 23-26 June […]

 Scholarship in the Networked World Oliver Smithies Lecture  6 June 2013, 5pm  Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College Christine L. Borgman  Professor & Presidential Chair in Information Studies  University of California, Los Angeles  and  Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow and Lecturer  Balliol College, University of Oxford Scholars are expected to publish the results of their work in […]

I spent two stimulating days at the Library of Congress (LC) last week. The first involved meeting with staff of the LC who are involved in thinking through short and long-range plans for the Library’s future, everything from space to holdings that will help the LC take a leading position in the US and globally […]

We were very lucky to have a wonderful tutorial at the OII on mobile painting apps, given by Jeremy Sutton. Jeremy is a natural teacher and spent the hour plus overtime describing the tools he uses for mobile painting on a tablet computer, focusing on iPad apps, all the time demonstrating the use and functionality […]

About this series Scholars collaborate online. Data are collected, delivered, analysed, and distributed via the Internet. Communication, both formal publications and informal exchanges, have moved online. Yet face-to-face conversations are still valued, seminars and lectures retain prestige, conferences proliferate, and frequent flyer miles accumulate. This lecture series will provoke a rich discussion of innovations in […]

Oliver Smithies Lecture MT 2012 Professor Christine Borgman Oliver Smithies Lecture, Michaelmus Term 2012 Wednesday 28 November at 5pm in Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College Digital Scholarship: Three Decades in Internet Time by Christine Borgman Abstract “In a few short decades, the practices of scholarship have been transformed by the use of digital resources, tools, […]

OeSS Symposium Interdisciplinary Insights on the Social Science of Digital Research  Agenda Date: Monday, 12 March 2012, 09:00 – 17:30 Place: Keble College’s Acland Centre, 23 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PD 9:00: Coffee and Registration 9:30: Welcome and Introduction 9:35-10:30: Data and Replication Keynote: ‘Reproducibility: Gold or Fool’s Gold in Digital Social Research’: Christine Borgman […]

The ESRC has awarded my colleagues and I support for a seminar series on ‘Digital Policy: Connectivity, Creativity, and Rights’. This will involve: me and colleagues at the OII, University of Oxford; Dr Gillian Youngs, the principal applicant, recently appointed to a professorship at the Newport School of Art, Media and Design at University of […]

This is a conference focused on information ethics, primarily from a philosophical perspective, but including a few empirical researchers such as myself and Helen Nissenbaum, and legal scholars, such as David Erdos. It is supported by the Uehiro Foundation, and organized by the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. Of course, […]

A Decade in Internet Time: Symposium on the Dynamics of the Internet and Society University of Oxford 21-24 September 2011 Event: Symposium Location: OxfordUniversity of Oxford with sessions at the Social Sciences Manor Road Building, and Said Business School Organized by: Oxford Internet Institute and iCS (the journal Information, Communication and Society) Sponsors include: Routledge […]