Archive for the ' Information Communication and the Social Sciences' Category



A new book edited by Mark Graham and myself is in print and available for courses: Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing Our Lives. It is published by Oxford University Press, and material about the book is available on their website at: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199662005.do How is society being shaped by the diffusion […]

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 […]

Internet Studies: Perspectives on a rapidly developing field Charles Ess, William Dutton doi: 10.1177/1461444812462845 New Media & Society, April 29, 2013 <http://nms.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/04/24/1461444812462845.full> To quote from the introduction – which is available as a free download – We have organized the contributions to this issue such that they flow across four general areas. The first focuses […]

Our journal, Information Communication and Society (iCS), has had a step-jump in its readership and role in the field over the last several years. The editor, Brian Loader, and I were recalling our first meeting in the late 1990s, when Brian first proposed the journal. We are in the midst of the 16th volume with […]

While I have no involvement in this conference, I want to help draw attention to this CALL FOR PAPERS: Celebrating the Achievements and Legacies of Ada Lovelace 18 October 2013 Stevens Institute of Technology, College of Arts and Letters An interdisciplinary conference celebrating the achievements and legacies of the poet Lord Byron’s only known legitimate […]

The OII is involved with a wide range of collaborating partners in the organization of two joined events focused on China and the New Internet World. Running over two days, the first event on Friday, 14 June 2013, will be an pre-conference to the 2013 International Communication Association’s Annual Conference. The preconference will be held […]

I had the honor of participating in a launch of Robin Mansell’s new book, Imagining the Internet (Oxford University Press, 2012). Here is a podcast of the launch, featuring an overview by Robin. Download: Audio, Video, Slides – R MansellSpeaker(s): Professor Robin Mansell, Professor William H Dutton, Professor Robert Wade Chair: Professor Sonia Livingstone Recorded […]

Histories of the Internet – A Special Issue of Information & Culture I am delighted to be working with Thomas Haigh and Andrew Russell on a special issue of Information & Culture focused on the history of the Internet. We have issued a call for papers (late September 2012) and hope to have full papers […]

While I’ve been studying the Internet, it has somehow ‘passed a tipping point’ for online learning! At least that is the claim of a number of really ambitious projects in e-learning, including EdX at Harvard-MIT and Coursera at Stanford-Pennsylvania. There is a very clearly argued and supportive piece on the promise of these initiatives on […]