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PhD-seminar: Digital Humanities and the WWW

Niels Ole Finnemann, Niels Brügger and Anja Bechmann from CFI will be lecturing at the PhD-seminar 'Digital Humanities and the Study of the Web and Web Archives' in December 2012. Richard Rogers from University of Amsterdam who has previously visited CFI will also give a lecture. The PhD-seminar is organised by the Digital Humanities Lab/NetLab.


Today the Internet is the medium which holds the most multifaceted set of materials documenting contemporary social, cultural, and political life. It has become the fulcrum for the general development of media, including mass media and a growing variety of digital devices. If the communicative infrastructure of society in the late 20th century was centered on television, it is today centered on the Internet. The course will concentrate on the role of the Internet and particularly on online and archived web materials for scholars studying contemporary political, social, and cultural phenomena.

Other than the four lectures by Richard Rogers, Niels Ole Finnemann, Niels Brügger and Anja Bechmann, respectively, the seminar will consist of paper presentations where each PhD scholar will deliver a short paper and a short video-presentation.

The PhD-seminar will take place 3-5 December 2012 at Hotel Vejlefjord in Denmark. For more information please refer to the full description.