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Internet Histories Early Career Researcher Award 2022

Manuscript deadline:
1 March 2022

Internet Histories

Special Issue Editor(s)

Niels Brügger, Aarhus University
[email protected]

Gerard Goggin, Nanyang Technological University
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Valérie Schafer, University of Luxembourg
[email protected]

Ian Milligan, University of Waterloo
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Call for articles for the biennial 'Internet Histories Early Career Researcher Award' awarded by the journal Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society

Editors : Niels Brügger, Gerard Goggin, Ian Milligan, Valérie Schafer.

 All submitted and accepted articles will be considered for inclusion in a special issue “New Directions in Internet Histories: The View from Next Generation Researchers”

Do you like history? Perhaps you even do historical research and know the difference between the Internet and the Web, and even how to historically and technically explain them? Chances are this Call for Papers may be of interest to you...

 Are you conducting groundbreaking research in the field of Internet or Web history? Do you spend hours immersed in the archives of the Web? You didn't dare but would like to propose an article for a first publication... Would you like to share an advanced but not yet finalized work, but also methodological and critical issues that demonstrate a promising work in progress? Do you want to discuss your project with advanced researchers who will be ready to help you develop your paper and support you in this first experience with friendliness and rigor? This Call is definitively for you!

This call for papers is addressed to early career researchers whose research focuses on the history of the Internet and/or the Web, and histories of digital cultures — or any historical topic within the scope of the Internet Histories journal.

We invite any interested early career researchers (masters students, doctoral students, and post-doctoral researchers) to send us an original article, between 6,000 and 8,000 words, by 1 March 2022. If the scholar has a PhD degree this must not have been awarded more than three years prior to the time of submission. Co-authored submissions will be accepted if all of the authors are early career researchers. In this case, the award will be evenly split between all authors.

The journal embraces empirical as well as theoretical and methodological studies within the field of the history of the Internet broadly conceived — from early computer networks, Usenet and Bulletin Board Systems, to everyday uses of the Internet with the web, through to the emergence of new forms of the Internet with mobile phones and tablet computers, social media, and the Internet of Things. The journal is the premier outlet for cutting-edge research in the closely related area of histories of digital cultures.

All selected articles will be published in a special issue of the journal Internet Histories in the second half of 2022 and also automatically be nominated for the “Internet Histories Early Career Researcher” Award, which carries a prize of 500 euros.

The winning article will be made free to access for one year. In 2020 the award was given to Sherly Haristya's article "The efficacy of civil society in global internet governance", read more on


The jury of this Award is composed of the following members of the international Editorial Board of Internet Histories:

Janet Abbate, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Kevin Driscoll, University of Virginia, USA
Greg Elmer, Ryerson University, Canada
Benjamin Thierry, Paris-Sorbonne University, France
Jane Winters, School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK

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Submission Instructions

Please submit papers of a maximum of 8,000 words (including all references, notes, and tables) using the journals normal submission website at https://www.editorialmanager.com/inthis/default.aspx no later than 1 March 2022.

Please note: the deadline has been extended for an additional two weeks.

Also do send an email to Managing Editor Niels Brügger ([email protected]) that you have submitted an article for consideration in the Award.
In case of any questions about the choice of topic or requests for clarification, please also contact the Managing Editor, Niels Brügger.


1 March 2022: due date for papers
November 2021-May 2022: peer-review process and revisions; judging process
May 2022: Announcement of Award winner
Please note that submission does not imply final publication as all articles must go through the journal’s usual peer review and editorial process.

More information on Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society can be found at https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rint20

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