Please have a look at the shared presentations (identified by **) by clicking on their title. Recording of keynotes by Clarisse Bardiot and Roberto di Cosmo are forthcoming. (#RESAW21)

14 June 2021

Pre-workshops and meetings

09.00 – 10.00

Discover the Journal of Digital History (and its multi-layered approach) with the JDH team (C2DH, University of Luxembourg)

10.00 – 12.30

Rethinking Web History – The Case of XS4ALL, a pre-workshop organized by Susan Aasman and Clemens Apprich (University of Groningen)

13.00 – 14.00

Meet Internet Histories Editors (Niels Brügger, Ian Milligan, Gerard Goggin, Anat Ben-David, Valérie Schafer) on

14.00 – 16.30

User requirements for working with social media web archives, a pre-workshop organized by Peter Mechant (imec-MICT-UGent), Eveline Vlassenroot (imec-MICT-UGent), Sally Chambers (Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities), Niels Brügger (Aarhus University), Susan Aasman (University of Groningen), Friedel Geeraert (Royal Library of Belgium (KBR)) and Jessica Pranger (KBR)

The RESAW conference is part of a web archiving week co-organized with the IIPC and the BnL (Bibliothèque nationale du Luxembourg) from 14 to 18 June 2021.

15-16 June 2021 – IIPC conference

For more information on the programme and registration, see

On June 16, 2021, as part of the web archiving week, a roundtable related to the born-digital heritages of the COVID-19 crisis in Luxembourg was co-organised by BnL and C2DH as a special event. Watch the roundtable.   

17 June 2021

When RESAW presentations are available online, it is identified by ** 

09.30 – 10.00

Opening of the RESAW conference (by Niels Brügger, Andreas Fickers, Valérie Schafer and Frédéric Clavert**)

10.00 – 11.15

Roundtable on Online Virality (organised by the HIVI projectChair: Valérie Schafer, University of Luxembourg)

Speakers: Pierre-Carl Langlais (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III), Frédéric Clavert (University of Luxembourg), Ditte Laursen (The Royal Danish Library)**, Tuğçe Oklay (University Paris 8 Vincennes – Saint-Denis)**, Surbhi Tandon (Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University), Durgesh Tripathi (GGS Indraprastha University)

11.15 – 11.30


11.30 – 13.00

Parallel Sessions

Session A – Nominating, awarding

Chair: Susan Aasman (University of Groningen)

From « buzz » to « trolls ». The mainstreamization of Web related vocabulary through the lens of French media archives by Gustavo Gomez-Mejia (Université de Tours)


(E)Valuating the Web. Media Awards as Sites and Sources of Web history by Stefan Udelhofen (University of Cologne)

Session B- Commenting, propagating, participating

Chair: Michael Stevenson (University of Amsterdam)

Disqus: The evolution of a commenting technology by Anne Helmond (University of Amsterdam/ University of Siegen), Johannes Paßmann and Robert Jansma (University of Siegen)

Planting the seed: propagating and defining web design through the CSS Zen Garden by Derren Wilson (Manchester Metropolitan University)**

Mainstreaming the game: gaming as digital participatory culture and collective identity in the Netherlands, 1985 – 2020 by Anne Heslinga (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

13.00 – 14.00


14.00 – 15.30

Session Fading stars (Chair: Gerard Alberts, University of Amsterdam)

Digital cultures on Usenet: The case of sci.environment by Giorgos Zoukas (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

The Rise and Fall of an Indigenous Web-Based Platform in Northwestern Ontario, Canada by Philipp Budka (University of Vienna)

Values in decline: Understanding MySpace employee attitudes toward data loss by Frances Corry (University of Southern California)**

15.30 – 16.00


16.00 – 17.30

Panel Measurement from the Margins of the Early Web (Chair: Meg Leta Jones, Georgetown University)

Hits, Links and Counters: Networking Popularity of the Early Web by Megan Sapnar Ankerson (University of Michigan)

A Browser on Every Desktop: The Mainstreaming of the Web by Kevin Driscoll (University of Virginia)

Fighting For “A Home of Our Own”: The Transgender Community Forum in Web History by Avery Dame-Griff (Appalachian State University)

17.30 – 18.30

Keynote by Clarisse Bardiot (Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis) Theatre analytics: the performing arts, the ephemeral, its traces, and the web” (Chair: Tom Haigh, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)**

20.30 – 22.00


“Know your memes” (organized by the HIVI project, supported by the FNR and hosted at C2DH, University of Luxembourg) and results of the WARCnet Twitter challenge (by Kees Teszelszky, KB National Library of the Netherlands)

18 June 2021

09.00 – 10.00

Roundtable on the WARCnet project (Chair: Anne Helmond, University of Amsterdam)

Speakers:  Niels Brügger (Aarhus University), Sally Chambers (Ghent University), Michael Kurzmeier (Maynooth University), Valérie Schafer (University of Luxembourg), Jane Winters (University of London)

10.10 – 11.15

Session Collections and Corpora (Chair: Peter Webster)

Representation, participation and inclusivity: European web archives collecting the digital traces of COVID-19 by Friedel Geeraert (KBR), Jane Winters (University of London), Nicola Bingham (British Library), Niels Brügger (Aarhus University), Frédéric Clavert  (University of Luxembourg), Sophie Gebeil (Aix-Marseille Université), Federico Nanni (University of London), Caroline Nyvang (The Danish Royal Library), Valérie Schafer (University of Luxembourg), Helle Strandgaard Jensen (Aarhus University), Karin de Wild (Leiden University).

The gap in Covid-19 memory banks: on the use and usefulness of rapid response collections by Tizian Zumthurm (University of Luxembourg)

11.15 – 11.30


11.30 – 12.30

Keynote by Roberto di Cosmo (IRILL, Software Heritage) Software Heritage: a common infrastructure to preserve our Software Commons(Chair: Anat Ben-David, Open University of Israel)**

12.30 – 13.15


13.15 – 15.00

Parallel Sessions

Session D – Youth

Chair: Sebastian Gießmann (University of Siegen)

Revisiting the invention of the Web through the CERN archives by Martin Fomasi, Gabriele Balbi, Deborah Barcella, Eleonora Benecchi and Jonathan Pace (Università della Svizzera italiana)**

To Select or to Be Comprehensive? Early National Library Collecting in Canada, Australia, and Sweden by Ian Milligan (University of Waterloo)

Memories of the Margins: Ethical Approaches to Youth Content on the Early Canadian Web by Katie Mackinnon (University of Toronto)

Little web pioneers: early children’s sites on the Dutch web by Kees Teszelszky (KB National Library of the Netherlands)

Session E- Events and Web Crawls

Chair: Eveline Vlassenroot (Ghent University)

Navigating between televisual and internet archives: Analysing Mediator* courtroom narratives in France, 2009-2021 by Christian Bonah (University Strasbourg), Solene Lellinger (University of Paris), Caroline Sala and Zuling Liao (University Strasbourg)

A transnational and cross-lingual crawl of the European Parliamentary Elections 2019 by Ivo Branco, Ricardo Basílio and Daniel Gomes (**

Link structures between small, medium size, and big websites on the Danish web in 2006 and 2015 by Niels Brügger (Aarhus University)

Blind Spots and Silent Pages in Distant Readings of the Archived Web: Analysing Event-centred Webcrawls, by Simon Donig, Markus Eckl, Sebastian Gassner, Florence Reiter and Malte Rehbein (University of Passau)**

15.00 – 15.15


15.15 – 17.15

Session Web archives’ Challenges (chair: Nicola Bingham, The British Library)

Embracing Infrastructural Approaches in Web Archives Research by Emily Maemura (University of Toronto)

Enhancing access to research the Geocities historical collection by Pedro Gomes and Daniel Gomes (FCCN)

From Mainstream Development to Web-Based Margins: Chains of Interdependence in Unreleased Game Assets by James Hodges (University of Texas at Austin)

Integrating Archives Unleashed with the Internet Archive by Jefferson Bailey (Internet Archive), Ian Milligan (University of Waterloo), Jimmy Lin (University of Waterloo), Sam Fritz (University of Waterloo), Nick Ruest (York University) and Helge Holzmann (Internet Archive)

Patterns of Use: Conceptualising the role of web archives in online discourse by Jessica Ogden (University of Bristol), Ed Summers (University of Maryland) and Shawn Walker (Arizona State University)**


Concluding Remarks (by Niels Brügger, Jane Winters, Sophie Gebeil)