***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** For those of you interested in working with the Internet Archive, which is perhaps the biggest archive of collective human behavior ever to have been created, we hope you can join us next week at the WIRE Workshop: Working with Internet Archives for Research, taking place at Harvard on June 17. More info below. Matthew Weber & David Lazer *WIRE Workshop: Working with Internet Archives for Research* *Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS)* *Harvard University* *1737 Cambridge Street* *Cambridge, MA* *Tuesday June 17, 2014* *Room S010* *1pm - 5pm* *Please join us on Tuesday for a series of public presentations highlight ongoing research at the intersection of network analysis, large-scale data and archival Internet studies.* This workshop is hosted by a team of scholars from Rutgers University, Northeastern University, and the Internet Archive. The aim of the workshop is twofold. The workshop will provide a forum for presentations and discussions of ongoing research involving community development and historical Internet data. Presentation sessions will focus on a variety of themes, derived from ongoing research about online community emergence and evolution. A closing session will be devoted to discussing future research needs and unanswered research questions with regard to data and access to historical Internet records. The workshop will provide a mechanism for discussing the functions that should be incorporated into a prototype historical Web extractor, and for outlining potential research questions to be addressed with a prototype tool and databases. In addition, key questions gathered during the workshop will serve as initial discussion points for the online community that will support ongoing interaction between researchers. For more information see: http://wp.comminfo.rutgers.edu/nsfia/ *AGENDA* *1:00pm – 1:45pm: Opening Session* Welcoming Remarks - David Lazer, Northeastern University Overview of the Archive Hub project and Internet Archive Research - Matthew Weber, Rutgers University *1:45pm - 2:30pm: Internet Archives and Research Potential* Insight into the Internet Archives - Kris Carpenter, Director, Web Archive, Internet Archive Web Wide Crawls - Vinay Goel, Senior Data Engineer, Internet Archive *2:30pm – 3:00pm: Research Highlights* Ancient History of the UK Web - Eric Meyer and Scott Hale, Oxford Internet Institute *3:00pm – 3:30pm: Coffee Break* *3:30pm – 5:00pm: Research Highlights* Research Infrastructure for the Study of Archived Web Materials - Neils Brugger, Associate Professor, Head of the Centre for Internet Studies and of NetLab, Aarhus University ALEXANDRIA: Temporal Retrieval, Exploration and Analytics in Web Archives - Wolfgang Niejdl, Director, LS3 Research Center WebScience and Archival Internet Research - Thanassis Tiropanis, Senior Lecturer, University of Southampton *5:00pm – 5:30pm: Challenges for Future Research* David Lazer *(pronounced as if it were Lazar)* Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University Co-Director, NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks Director, Program on Networked Governance, Harvard University CHECK OUT: VisPolitics.com <http://vispolitics.com/> Virtual identities: davidlazer.com twitter.com/davidlazer blogs.iq.harvard.edu/netgov/ http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=gMndACUAAAAJ&hl=en http://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Lazer/ _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.