Archive for the 'Social Informatics' 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies is now available in print and OUP has created a Website for the book: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199589074.do  You can find Chapter 1, the introduction, on line and available free, if you’d like an overview of the Handbook. See: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199589074.do#.UQ6iIOg7i_E  It was published in late January 2013. The first paragraph of the […]

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: […]

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 […]

I’ve run across the promotional material for a new book by David Wright and Paul De Hert, Privacy Impact Assessment, Springer, Dordrecht, 2012. They argue that the book ‘is timely as the European Commission’s proposal for a new Data Protection Regulation would make privacy impact assessments mandatory for any organisation processing “personal data where those […]

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. […]

Symposium  to  be  held  at   University  of  York,  UK   18-20 July  2012 Call  for  Papers: http://www.york.ac.uk/satsu/news-events/ics/ The   ubiquitous   social   and   cultural   adoption   of   social   media,   such   as   Twitter,   Google,   Wikipedia,  YouTube  and  Facebook  can  be  seen  to  present  a  significant […]