• Engaging with Web Archives Conference

Find out how and why the World Wide Web is being archived, and how scholars are using web archives for research at the first international Engaging with Web Archives conference, EWA20.

‘Web archiving is the process of collecting portions of the World Wide Web, preserving the collections in an archival format, and then serving the archives for access and use’ (IIPC). Due to serious concerns about the loss of web-born heritage, there has been a continuous growth of web archiving initiatives across the globe.

About Engaging with Web Archives Conference 2020

Engaging with Web Archives: ‘Opportunities, Challenges and Potentialities’ (EWA20):

– 15-16 April 2020, Maynooth University Arts and Humanities Institute, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

– Early Bird Registration is now open.

The EWA20 conference programme brings together historians, digital humanists, media scholars, social scientists, information and IT professionals, computer scientists, data consultants, librarians and archivists from Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe, Canada and the United States. There are also several pre-conference workshops (15 April) being organised for students/scholars, many of which are designed for beginners.

Conference Line Up

They are also excited to announce the following keynote speakers for EWA20:

– Professor Niels Brügger: Professor in Media Studies, and head of the Centre for Internet Studies at Aarhus University in Denmark.

– Professor Jane Winters: Professor of Digital Humanities and Pro-Dean for Libraries in the School of Advanced Study at the University of London.

If you require more information or have any questions, please feel free to email them on  ewaconference@gmail.com.

Follow them on Twitter @EWAConf and read more online here.

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