You’ll often find us at conferences both in the UK and abroad, speaking about web archives, digitally-enabled historical research and more besides. Here are some recent and forthcoming highlights.


November 19
‘Doing history in a 360-degree digitised world’
Invited keynote: History of Education Society conference, Exeter, (UK)


May 4
‘Archiving the “Jewish Internet”: some opening questions’
Fourth world conference of Judaica curators
[ text ]


September 22
‘Digital archaeology in the web of links: reconstructing a late-90s web sphere
Engaging with Web archives, Maynooth (Ireland)
[ video ]

May 6
‘Research data management for Web archive: a missing piece?
WARCNet network meeting (Aarhus, Denmark/online)
[ video ]


November 29
‘The meaning and value of Web archives for research’
Invited keynote at Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage conference, National Library of Germany, Frankfurt

October 9
‘The contemporary religious history of the Web: themes, prospects and pitfalls’
Digital History seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London
[ live online ]

‘Understanding religious networks in the archived Web’
Invited lecture at National Library of Israel, Jerusalem
[ video ]


August 23
Moderator and discussant in panel at IFLA, World Library and Information Conference, Wroclaw (Poland): ‘A Memory Bank for the Digital Society: National Libraries and Web Archiving’

June 14-16
‘Utopia, dystopia and Christian ethics: religious understandings of the early Web’ [audio]
‘Understanding the users of the Parliamentary Web Archive: a user research project’ (with Chris Fryer)
Both at ‘Researchers, practitioners and the archived web’ (ReSAW / IIPC), London.


December 8
‘Cross-border religion in the Irish web: the limitations of the ccTLD as a proxy for the national web’ [slides]
Workshop on National Webs, Netlab, Aarhus University (Denmark)

June 9
‘Religious discourse in the archived web: Rowan Williams, archbishop of Canterbury and the sharia law controversy of 2008’
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

May 17
‘Web archiving: how, by whom, for whom’
Information and Record Management Society annual conference, Brighton

April 29
‘Web archives in Europe’
Study conference on the 50th anniversary of Belgian legal deposit
Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels

April 14
‘Religious discourse in the archived web: Rowan Williams, archbishop of Canterbury and the sharia law controversy of 2008’
General Assembly of the International Internet Preservation Consortium

January 28th
‘Digital contemporary history: where are we now?’
Danish Association for Research in Contemporary History


December 3rd
‘Understanding cross-border religion in the Irish web’
Times and Temporalities of the Web (conference)
INCC, Paris
[ slides]

June 23rd
‘A new class of primary source for historians? Prospects and pitfalls in using web archives for research’
National University of Ireland, Galway

June 10th
‘Reading creationism in the web archive: a utopian dream, a conspiracy theory and a moral panic’
ReSAW conference on ‘Web Archives as Scholarly Sources
Aarhus University, Denmark

May 26th
‘Religion, social media and the web archive’
International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM15), Oxford. Keynote at workshop on religion and social media

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