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Niels Brügger

Professor, PhD

Centre Director of the Centre for Digital Methods and Media, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

E-mail: nb@cc.au.dk

My research interests are the history of the Internet as a means of communication, and Digital Humanities, including archiving the Internet as well as the use of digital research tools. I have published a number of articles and book chapters, monographs, and edited books, including The historical web and Digital Humanities: The case of national web domains (ed. with Ditte Laursen, Routledge, 2019), The SAGE Handbook of Web History (ed. with Ian Milligan, SAGE, 2019), The Archived Web: Doing History in the Digital Age (MIT Press, 2018), Web 25: Histories from the first 25 years of the World Wide Web (ed., Peter Lang, 2017), The Web as History: Using Web Archives to Understand the Past and the Present (ed. with R. Schroeder, UCL Press. 2017. In addition, I am heading the research infrastructure “NetLab”, and I am the Managing editor of the international journal Internet histories: Digital technology, culture and society.

Recent publications:

  • Brügger, N.: The need for research infrastructures for the study of web archives. In Daniel Gomes, Elena Demidova, Jane Winters, Thomas Risse (Eds), The past web: Exploring web archives. Cham : Springer, 2021. p. 217-224.
  • Brügger, N.: Digital humanities and web archives: Possible new paths for combining datasetsInternational Journal of Digital Humanities, 29.05.2021, online first, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs42803-021-00038-z
  • Brügger, N., Nielsen, J. & Laursen, D.: Big Data Experiments with the Archived Web: Methodological Reflections on Studying the Development of a Nation's WebFirst Monday, 25(3)
  • Brügger, N. & D. Laursen (eds.): The historical web and Digital Humanities: The case of national web domains. Routledge, 2019.
  • Brügger, N. & I. Milligan (eds.): The SAGE Handbook of Web History. SAGE, 2019.
  • Brügger, N.: The Archived Web: Doing History in the Digital Age. MIT Press, 2018

Henrik Bødker

Associate Professor at the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

E-mail: hb@dac.au.dkaan@asb.dk

My recent research focuses on various aspects of digital journalism. An important aspect of this relates to how online journalism constitutes time and how this has changed since the first news sites. This is related to a broader focus on how online magazines and brands have developed.

Recent publications:

  • Bødker, H. (Forthcoming) “The Time(s) of News Websites”. In Franklin, B. & Eldridge II, S. (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies.
  • Bødker, H. and Brügger, N. (Forthcoming), “The Changing Temporalities of Online News”. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism.
  • Bødker, H. (2015) “Journalism as Cultures of Circulation”, Digital Journalism, 3 (1)

Maja Sonne Damkjær

Maja Sonne Damkjær

PhD Candidate, MA

School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

E-mail: imvmsd@dac.au.dk

My PhD project (2012-) Mediatized parenthood studies the role of internet media in the transition to parenthood. Today's parents have access to counseling and communication resources with a volume, speed, and scope that is unprecedented in history, and social media provide vast new opportunities for displaying family life. My project aims to elucidate mediatized parenthood through an examination of how internet media and interactive mobile technologies are intertwined with the first formative phase of parenthood. I study how Danish first-time parents use internet media in their new social roles as parents, where and how parenthood practices and media practices intersect, and the key characteristics of this increasingly mediatized life transition.

Project affiliation: http://mediatization.ku.dk

Charles Ess

Honorary member of the Centre for Internet Studies, Professor in Media Studies, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo; Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Drury University.

E-mail: c.m.ess@media.uio.no

Digital Media Ethics; Medium Theory; Mediatization; Information and Computing Ethics; Internet Research Ethics; Cross-cultural approaches.

Recent publications:

  • Ess, C. (2013) Digital Media Ethics, 2nd edition. Oxford: Polity Press.
  • Ess, C. and Fossheim, H. (2013). Personal Data: Changing Selves, Changing Privacy Expectations. Mireille Hildebrandt, Kieron O'Hara, Michael Waidner (eds.), Digital Enlightenment Forum Yearbook 2013:The Value of Personal Data, 40-55. Amsterdam: IOS Amsterdam.
  • Ess, C. and Dutton, W. (2013). Internet Studies: Perspectives on a rapidly developing field. New Media & Society 15(5): 633–643. doi: 10.1177/1461444812462845

Personal website:


Niels Ole Finnemann

Honorary member of the Centre for Internet Studies, Professor Emeritus, dr.phil, Department of Communication, University of Copenhagen.

E-mail: finnemann@hum.ku.dk

In the early 21th century the processes of digitization of culture and society has entered a new phase. On the one hand, digital media is today used all over. We scan the world from outer space to the body's interior. On the other hand, a still growing number of people participate in the daily production of digital materials. In the years to come, we can expect that a rapidly growing part of society articulate itself and is reflected in the increasing number of digital genres of digital media platforms. We get more and more diverse digital materials spread over more and more diverse, more customized digital media. We will also have a growing variety of search and presentation tools. Digital born materials thus becomes an increasingly important, often unique historical source material. This development presents challenges for selection, curation, preservation, analysis and dissemination of knowledge in all disciplines. It challenges our concepts of computers and digital media since a growing part of digital materials are messy and non-parametric which does not fit with the dominating 20-century concepts of parametric data stored in well-ordered relational databases.  It also challenges our archive and library systems, which have historically been built up around the more stable and localized written and printed sources.

Thus fundamental questions are raised about how we can describe the swelling and heterogeneous data materials and how we should organize the 21st century knowledge resources and knowledge dissemination? The study of digital materials will develop into a field in its own right.

Recent publications:

Tina Thode Hougaard

Tina Thode Hougaard

Associate Professor, PhD

School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

E-mail: nortth@dac.au.dk

My primary research interest is social media and their impact on the language use and language change. I am interested in both individual and organisational uses of the online social networks as a forum for identity construction, social interaction, and strategic communication. I have done empirical studies of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Currently I am doing research on everyday written online interaction, including emojis, memes, punctuation and spelling.

Recent publications:

  • Hougaard, Tina Thode, Ulf Dalvad Bertelsen & Mette Vedsgaard Christensen (2019): Medialekter i et grammatisk og didaktisk perspektiv. 17. Møde om Udforskningen af Dansk Sprog. Aarhus Universitet
  • Hougaard, Tina Thode (2019): Emotionelle appeller i aktivistiske hashtags: Om #jegharoplevet og “detkuhaværetmig. Rhetorica Scandinavica.
  • Stage, Carsten & Tina Thode Hougaard (2018): The Language of Illness and Death on Social Media. An Affective Approach (with Stage, Carsten). Emerald Group Publishing.

Jakob Linaa Jensen

Director of Centre for Internet Studies

Ph.D., Associate Professor of Critical Social Media Studies

School of Communication and Culture

Aarhus University


My research interests are first and foremost social and democratic uses of the Internet. I research social life and identity online. I investigate the Internet as a medium for campaigning and political communication and as a forum for debate among citizens. In recent years, my main focus has been social media, not at least Facebook and Twitter. In my research, I rely on new and digital methods for research and has also published on digital content analysis, network analysis and other digitally native methods. Among my other research interests are media and tourism, political communication and media theory. I have published more than 30 Danish and international articles, four monographies and three international anthologies. My most recent book is ”the Medieval Internet”, Emerald, 2020.

Currrent research projects:

Political communication on social media in Danish elections 2007-19. With Sander Schwartz, Roskilde University

The social comsequences of the Corona lockdowns, new project with CFI members, from winter 2021

Recent publications:

  • Jensen, J.L. (2020): The Medieval Internet. London: Emerald Publishing.
  • Jensen, J. L. & Bechmann, A. (2021). Sociale medier og big data”. I Klassisk og moderne medieteori. Eskjær, M. & Mortensen, M. (red.). København: Hans Reitzels Forlag.
  • Jensen, J. L., ”Internettet er blevet det normale: Borgernes digitale deltagelse i folketingsvalget 2019”. I Guldbrandsen, I. T. & Just, S. N. (red.). #FV19: Politisk kommunikation på digitale medier.  Kbh.: Samfundslitteratur, pp. 49-68.
  • Jensen, J.L., Bechmann, A. & Vahlstrup, P. (2019). ”How to compare different usage of social media: a conceptual and technical framework”. In Allen, M. & Hunsinger, J. Second International Handbook of Internet Research. New York: Springer.
  • Jensen, J. L., & Schwartz, S. A. (2020). The 2019 Danish General Election Campaign: The ‘Normalisation’ of Social Media Channels? Scandinavian Political Studies43(2), pp. 96-104.
  • Jensen, J.L. (2019). “From Newsworthiness to Shareworthiness – news criteria in the age of social media”. Journalistica, no. 1.
  • Jensen, Jakob L. & Tække, Jesper (2018): Sociale medier, Samfundslitteratur, Copenhagen
  • Jensen, Jakob L. (2016): “The Social Sharing of News: Gatekeeping and Opinion Leadership on Twitter”, i Jensen, J. L., Mortensen, M. & Ørmen, J. (red.).: News Across Media: Production, Distribution and Consumption, Routledge (Routledge Research in Journalism), London, s. 142-161
  • Jensen, Jakob L., Mortensen, Mette and Ørmen, Jacob (red.) (2016): News across media: Production, distribution and consumption, Routledge (Routledge Research in Journalism), London.

Annette Markham

Annette Markham

Honorary member of the Centre for Internet Studies, Associate Professor, PhD, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University; Guest Professor, Informatics, Umeå University, Sweden; Affiliate Professor, School of Communication, Loyola University, Chicago

E-mail: amarkham@gmail.com

My research within Internet studies has mainly been focused on the lived experience of ICT users and online ethnography. My ethnographic studies of Internet users are represented in the book Life Online: Researching Real Experience in Virtual Space (1998). I am also interested in qualitative methodologies and ethics, and have published several articles within these areas.

Recent publications:

  • Markham, A. (2013). Fieldwork in social media: What would Malinowski do? Journal of Qualitative Communication Research, 2(4) 434-446. DOI: 10.1525/qcr.2013.2.4.434.
  • Markham, A. (2013). Undermining ‘data’: A critical examination of a core term in scientific inquiry. First Monday, 18(10). Available at: doi:10.5210/fm.v18i10.4868. Markham, A. N. (2013).
  • Markham, A. (2013). Remix culture, remix methods: Reframing qualitative inquiry for social media contexts. In Denzin, N., & Giardina, M. (Eds.). Global Dimensions of Qualitative Inquiry (pp. 63-81). Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press. Preprint version available at: www.markham.internetinquiry.org/writing/remixmethodsfinaldraft.pdf

Personal website: http://markham.internetinquiry.org/

Twitter: annettemarkham

Janne Nielsen

Janne Nielsen

Assistant Professor

School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

E-mail: janne@cc.au.dk

My research interests include media history, cross media, web historiography, web archiving, web tracking, privacy and consent. I am part of the Danish research infrastructure project DIGHUMLAB (Digital Humanities Lab Denmark) where I head LARM.fm, a community and research infrastructure for the study of audio and visual materials, and participate in NetLab, a community and research infrastructure for the study of internet materials. I am currently working on projects about the history of the Danish web and the ways to study the web historically, and on projects about web tracking, privacy and consent. I am also very interested in the new possibilities and challenges when working with and across digital archives, including web archives. I am a board member of the Centre for Internet Studies and a member of the NetLab Forum.

Recent Publications:

  • Nielsen, J. (2019): "Experimenting with computational methods for large-scale studies of tracking technologies in web archives". Internet Histories. Digital Technology, Culture and Society. Published online: 09 Oct 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/24701475.2019.1671074
  • Brügger, N., D. Laursen & J. Nielsen (2019): "Establishing a corpus of the archived web: The case of the Danish web from 2005 to 2015”. In Brügger, N. & D. Laursen: The Historical Web and Digital Humanities: The Case of National Web domains, London: Routledge.
  • Nielsen, J. (2018): “Recording the web”. In Romele, A. & E. Terrone (eds.): Towards a Philosophy of Digital Media, Palgrave Macmillan.

Jesper Tække

Associate Professor, PhD

School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

E-mail: imvjet@cc.au.dk

My primary research interests are the relations between the social and communication media. For the time being I work with how organizations cope with new media, and how digital network media influence on educational interaction. Theoretically I use sociological systems theory and medium theory. One of my focus areas is social media, and more specifically the role of Facebook for self and society.

Recent publications:

  • Tække, J. & Paulsen, M. (2019). Digitalt understøttet faglighed og almendannelse. Bog 2: analyser og indblik. København: Unge Pædagoger. https://u-p.dk/produkt/dufa/
  • Tække, Jesper (2019). "Acquisition of new communication media and social (dis)connectivity". In Current Sociology Monograph, 2 67(4). SAGE.
  • Tække, J. & Paulsen, M. (2019). "Distraction and digital media – Multiplexing, not multitasking in the classroom". Tidsskriftet Læring og Medier (LOM), Nr. 21, 2019ISSN: 1903-248X.

Personal website: http://www.jespertaekke.dk/

Previous members

Helle Breth Klausen (2018-2021)

Sigrid Nielsen Saabye (2015-2021)

Rikke Frank Jørgensen (2009-2021)

Per Jauert (2000-2021)

Ane Kathrine ­Lolholm Gammelby (2014-2019)

Stine Lomborg (2008-2019)

Anja Bechmann (2004-2016)

Annette Agerdal-Hjermind (2009-2016)

Lea Muldtofte (2014-2016)

Lise Dilling-Hansen (2011-2015)

Christian Dalsgaard (2006-14)

Vidar Falkenberg (2005-14)

Rikke Toft Nørgaard (2001-05, 2009-14)

Peter Fischer-Nielsen (2010-13)

Morten Brænder (2008-13)

Markus Davidsen (2008-13)

Constance Kampf (2008-13)

Ejvind Hansen (2006-13)

Signe Herbers Poulsen (2005-10)

Sophie Warberg Løssing (20??-08)

Bo Fibiger (2000-07)

Rune Dalgaard (2000-06)

Frands Mortensen (2000-06)

Dorrit Bøilerehauge (2002-05)

Tina Thode Hougaard (2002-05)

Simon Kiilerich Madsen (2002-05)

Inger Askehave (2001-05)

Rasmus Blok (2001-05)

Henrik Bødker (2001-05)

Jens Christensen (2001-05)

Mette Birkedahl Christensen (2001-05)

Berit Holmqvist (2001-05)

Søren Kolstrup (2001-05)

Lars Konzack (2001-05)

Peter Lauritsen (2001-05)

Randi Markussen (2001-05)

Finn Olesen (2001-05)

Søren Pold (2001-05)

Claus Elmholdt (2000-05)

Anne Ellerup Nielsen (2000-05)