MySpace and your research: will red tape hit web data use?[Sat, 12 Jul 2008 12:53:24 +0100]The internet offers tremendous potential for social science research, but scholars fear that growing ethical concerns about the collection of data could lead to restrictions that damage the web's usefulness as a vast laboratory for social science. Bill Dutton, professor of internet studies and director of the Oxford Internet Institute, said the new world of e-research offered all sorts of novel and inexpensive ways of exploring social behaviour, but it also created a whole set of new ethical issues where the "correct norms were still yet to be decided". Times Higher Education, Zoe Corbyn, p.21, 10/07/2008
e-Social Science brief to the Management Board of the National Centre for Research Methods available now[Mon, 30 Jun 2008 11:40:37 +0100]On Monday 30 June 2008, Bill Dutton and Eric Meyer briefed the board on the results of a survey of researchers conducted as part of the work of the National Centre for e-Social Science and supported in part by the e-Horizons project, and the Oxford e-Social Science project. On Monday 30 June 2008, Bill Dutton and Eric Meyer briefed the board on the results of a survey of researchers conducted as part of the work of the National Centre for e-Social Science and supported in part by the e-Horizons project, and the Oxford e-Social Science project. The slides are available here.
World Wide Web of Humanities wins JISC/NEH funding[Fri, 18 Apr 2008 11:44:48 +0100]The WWWoH (Oxford Internet Institute / Internet Archive) was one of five digitisation projects which are to be awarded funding of around £600,000 ($1,150,000) under a transatlantic collaboration between JISC and the US's National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Click on the title to read the JISC press release, or read more about the project on the OII website: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/research/project.cfm?id=48
Oxford e-Research Conference 2008[Tue, 26 Feb 2008 18:40:16 +0000]The Oxford e-Research Conference 08 seeks to stimulate and inform multi-disciplinary research on the development, use and implications of information and communication technologies (ICTs), like the Internet, in shaping research across the disciplines. It will bring together research from key e-Research projects from around the world examining the role of the Internet, Web and the Grid in research. The conference seeks to facilitate scholarly communication and publication on this topic, and help foster a broader public understanding of the significance of this area to the sciences and humanities as well as to the public at large. This multi-disciplinary, international conference on e-Research will be held at the University of Oxford from 11-13 September 2008. It is being organized by a consortium of research projects in association with the journal Information Communication and Society (iCS).
Sydney visiting fellowship awarded to Dr Ralph Schroeder[Fri, 26 Oct 2007 13:03:31 +0100]The University of Sydney has awarded Dr Ralph Schroeder a fellowship to visit their Information Systems Department in Australia from January to March 2008.
Dr Ralph Schroeder publishes new book "Rethinking Science, Technology, and Social Change"[Fri, 19 Oct 2007 23:37:46 +0100]"This book grapples with one of the most pressing issues of our time - the social impact of new technologies. It provides a refreshingly provocative view of the force of technology in determining the conditions of our everyday lives. It is a welcome and highly original addition to the social studies of science and technology" (Judy Wajcman) Ralph Schroeder, 2007: Rethinking Science, Technology, and Social Change, Stanford University Press.
Drs Ralph Schroeder and Matthijs den Besten to participate at panel at AoIR[Fri, 19 Oct 2007 19:56:29 +0100]Drs Ralph Schroeder and Matthijs den Besten participate in the panel "Internet Studies and e-Science: New Tools and Concepts for Research", which is co-organized by Dr Schroeder and will be held at the Association of Internet Research annual meeting in Vancouver on Saturday 20 October.
ESRC/SSRC Fellowship for Dr Marina Jirotka[Fri, 19 Oct 2007 19:40:28 +0100]Marina Jirotka, a research fellow for the e-horizons institute, is now taking her ESRC/SSRC Fellowship at Santa Clara and UCLA
e-Horizons Institute: join us at our Open Lecture[Tue, 15 May 2007 12:04:39 +0100]Please join us at our Open Lecture, Thursday 31st May 2007, 17:00 - 18:30 Oxford e-Research Centre. Please join us at our Open Lecture, World Wide Science: The Promise of e-Research Across the Disciplines (part of the e-Horizons conference). Thursday 31st May 2007 17:00 - 18:30 Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG. If you would like to attend please email your name and affiliation, if any, to: firstname.lastname@example.org Speakers: Denis Noble, Emeritus Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology, University of Oxford. Martin Kemp, Professor of the History of Art, Department of the History of Art, University of Oxford. Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. For more information please see: http://www.e-horizons.ox.ac.uk/conference07/agenda.xml
New e-Horizons web site goes live[Tue, 06 Mar 2007 17:03:16 +0000]On Monday 5th March 2007, a new e-Horizons web site was made public for the first time. The site features RSS feeds of both our current news and future events (you can subscribe to these to keep yourself up-to-date about our activities). The site also contains more information about the Institute and its staff and this will be expanded further over the coming months.