[WebCultures] CFP: SAGE Handbook of Web History

Ian Milligan i2millig at uwaterloo.ca
Tue Sep 6 15:09:57 CEST 2016

The web has now been with us for almost 25 years: new media is simply not
that new anymore. It has developed to become an inherent part of our
social, cultural, political, and social lives, and is accordingly leaving
behind a detailed documentary record of society and events since the advent
of widespread web archiving in 1996. These two key points lie at the heart
of our in-preparation Handbook of Web History: that the history of the web
itself needs to be studied, but also that its value as an incomparable
historical record needs to be inquired as well. Within the last decade,
considerable interest in the history of the Web has emerged. However, there
is no comprehensive review of the field. Accordingly, our SAGE Handbook of
Web History will provide an overview and point to future research

The editors, Niels Brügger, Megan Sapnar Ankerson, and Ian Milligan, have
over twenty-five chapters in preparation. However, there are a few areas
where we are soliciting additional chapters to round out our handbook. The
focus of the chapters needs to be on the subject of Web history.

* Business histories of the Web;
* Web governance;
* E-Literature or Web Art;
* History of online social media;
* Dot-com Start-ups
* Memes
* Hacking and Activism
* Video on the Web
* Asia and the Web

If you are interested, we are soliciting 300 - 500 word abstracts by 10
October 2016. If you have any questions, or wish to discuss a potential
submission, please e-mail us via Ian Milligan at i2millig at uwaterloo.ca.
Final chapters will be a maximum of 7,000 words and would be due by 1 March

*Ian Milligan*
Assistant Professor, Department of History
University of Waterloo | 200 University Ave W Waterloo ON N2L 3G1
http://ianmilligan.ca | @ianmilligan1 <https://twitter.com/ianmilligan1>
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