SAGE Handbook of Web history

This new book, which promises to become an essential starting point for scholars of the Web, is now published. It contains 40 chapters: some historiographical, theoretical and methodological, and others on concrete case studies. Our own Peter Webster contributed two chapters. The first, ‘Existing Web archives‘, provides an essential orientation to the web archives around… Read More

Forthcoming conferences

Peter will be making three separate appearances in the next few weeks, in the UK, Germany and online. He will be in Frankfurt at the German National Library in November to speak about web archives for research at a conference on the preservation of digital cultural heritage. On 17th October he will be moderating a… Read More

Archiving the Belgian Web

We are very pleased to be serving on the advisory committee of the PROMISE project. Led by the Bibliothèque royale de Belgique in Brusssels, it aims to develop a federal strategy for the preservation of the Belgian web. The Preserving Online Multiple Information: towards a Belgian strategy (PROMISE) project will: Identify best practices in the… Read More

Peter Webster at IFLA 2017

Peter Webster was delighted to be invited to introduce and chair a session at this year’s World Library and Information Congress in Wroclaw (Poland). The session was jointly convened by the National Libraries and IT sections of IFLA, on the subject of access to Web archives. Peter introduced the speakers, from Canada, France and UK,… Read More

On digital contemporary history

Peter Webster is the author of a new article in a special issue of the leading Danish historical journal, Temp: Tidsskrift for historie on the subject of the Information Society. The article is entitled ‘Digital contemporary history: sources, tools, methods, issues’ This essay suggests that there has been a relative lack of digitally enabled historical… Read More