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Internet Histories Early Career Researcher Award

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 15 October 2019. 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 2020 and also automatically be nominated for the “Internet Histories Early Career Researcher” Award, which carries a prize of 500 euros.

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, Sorbonne University, France
  • Jane Winters, School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK

Submission Instructions

  • Please submit papers of a maximum of 8,000 words (including all references, notes, and tables) using the journals normal submission website no later than 15 October 2019.
  • Also do send an email to Managing Editor Niels Brügger (nb@cc.au.dk) 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.

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  • 15 October 2019: due date for papers
  • November 2019-May 2020: peer-review process and revisions; judging process
  • May 2020: 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.

Further Information

Instructions to authors are available here.

More information on Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society can be found on the journal homepage.

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