Archive for the 'OII' 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 […]

Modernizing and Inspiring a “Startup Mentality” in Legacy Information Technology Organizations Speakers: David A. Bray, Oxford Martin Associate and CIO of the U.S. FCC, Yorick Wilks, and Greg Taylor 19 June 2014 from 4-5 pm OII Seminar Room, 1 St Giles’, Oxford By some estimates, 70% of IT organization budgets are spent on maintaining legacy […]

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 […]

Develop a Set of Realistic Expectations  X (4?) articles accepted, in press, or published before completion of DPhil 2 or more in peer reviewed journals or equivalent outlets book chapter(s) are good, more valued with other professional journal articles (Co-)Authorship issues vary across disciplines, but in Internet Studies:  One or more single authored publications idea […]

Internet Studies has gained another centre for research and teaching with the establishment of the Alexander von Humbolt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG). I attended one of the first meetings of the HIIG’s Scientific Advisory Council on 12-13 September 2012, and left encouraged by the plans and progress of the Institute during its first […]

As a part of the 10 year anniversary celebrations of the OII, the publishers of iCS, Taylor & Francis Routledge, have provided free access – until the end of the year – to the special issue of the journal which includes a selection of some the excellent papers which were presented last Autumn. They include […]

Wonderful to see a strong conference being organized in Bangkok, Thailand, that is focused on Internet Studies. See: http://www.internet-studies.org/ As the center of gravity of Internet use has shifted to Asia, and the rapidly developing nations of the global South, it is good to see research developing in parallel that is multidisciplinary and linked with […]

Andrea Kavanaugh from the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech will be visiting the OII on Monday 5th March and will be giving a talk between 14:00 and 15:00 in the Meeting Room at 1 St Giles. If you would like to attend, please drop an email to: events@oii.ox.ac.uk Andrea’s talk will be entitled: […]

European Competition for Best Innovations in University Outreach and Public Engagement As part of the EC-funded ULab project, the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford is organizing an online competition to identify the most innovative outreach and public engagement activities carried out by European Universities. Both individuals and groups may apply for awards. […]

A Decade in Internet Time: OII-iCS Open Plenary Session in celebration of the Oxford Internet Institute’s tenth anniversary Thursday 22 September 2011 16:30 – 18:30 Location: Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Said Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP. This public plenary panel is the centrepiece of the iCS-OII Symposium on A Decade in Internet […]