[WebCultures] CfC: 4th RESAW Conference (17-18 June 2021, Luxembourg) Mainstream vs marginal content in Web history and Web archives

Valerie SCHAFER valerie.schafer at uni.lu
Fri Jun 19 09:06:31 CEST 2020

Dear colleagues,

RESAW, a Research Infrastructure for the Study of Archived Web Materials, is a network established in 2012, aiming at promoting a collaborative European research infrastructure for the study of archived web materials.

The main topic of the 2021 RESAW conference is :
Mainstream vs marginal content in Web history and Web archives

The 4th RESAW conference, organised by the C²DH (Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History) at the University of Luxembourg, is part of a Web archiving week starting on 14 June 2021, which will involve a series of RESAW pre-conference workshops in parallel to the IIPC General Assembly, followed by the IIPC conference organised by the BnL (Bibliothèque nationale du Luxembourg) on 15-16 June 2021, then the RESAW conference (17-18 June 2021).

Submissions may relate to, but are not limited by, the following topics:

  *   Historicizing the Web and digital cultures
  *   Paths taken or not taken
  *   The measurement and evolution of website audiences
  *   Success stories and failures in the Web of the past
  *   Past and vanished glories of Web services
  *   Website dynamics, updates and changes
  *   Mainstream content on the WebMainstream culture online
  *   Fan communities online
  *   Past success stories of personal websites
  *   Past examples of buzz and bad buzz created on the Web
  *   Online virality and its evolution
  *   Influencers of the past
  *   Commercial vs non-commercial Web
  *   Forgotten and marginalised Web cultures
  *   Margins and counter-cultures in the Web of the past
  *   Research methods for studying the archived Web and its reception
  *   Noises and silences in Web archives
  *   Inclusiveness in Web archives
  *   Gaps in Web archives
  *   Future histories and the archive of tomorrow
  *   Gaps in the research agenda of Web histories and future prospects


Submissions are welcome from all fields and disciplines, and we would particularly encourage postgraduate students and early career researchers to participate.

  *   Individual papers of 15 minutes (500-word abstract and a short author biography of 100-150 words).
  *   Panel sessions consisting of three individual papers, introduced by a chair (500-word abstract for each paper, a brief 300-word description of the purpose of the panel and a short author biography of 100-150 words for each speaker).
  *   Posters, demonstrations and audio/video/interactive installations (short abstract of no more than 400 words, a list of AV or other requirements and a short author biography of 100-150 words).
  *   Pre-conference workshops to be held on June 14  (a 400-word rationale for the workshop, including a discussion of why the topic lends itself to a workshop format, and a short author biography of 100-150 words for the workshop organiser(s)).

The deadline for submissions is 15 October 2020.

Call for contributions and all details for submissions are available at :

We are looking forward to receiving your proposals !

Warm regards,

Frédéric Clavert and Valérie Schafer on behalf of the RESAW conference committee

For more details on RESAW : https://resaw.eu<https://resaw.eu/>

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