HIIG Quarterly – July 2012
Right before the summer break, we would like to show you our second HIIG Quarterly including information about conferences in preparation for September and October. But foremost we are advancing our research projects followed by the need and privilege to recruit new staff members and develop our research team – the real work has just begun.
So, for this year’s late summer there is a lot to look forward to and quite some interesting output to look back at since we wrote our first newsletter in April. We hope to provide you with an insightful update to our research activities and we wish you all a pleasant summertime.
Greetings from Berlin
Jeanette Hofmann | Ingolf Pernice | Thomas Schildhauer | Wolfgang Schulz
Call for Papers: Berlin Colloquium on Internet and Society
Research Topics & Projects
The HIIG Social Media Governance Research Project has started its collaboration with a research group at the University of Haifa headed by Niva Elkin-Koren. Its goal is to explore the factors involved in the governance of user behaviour in social networks. One of the first steps is to contrast controlling elements of software code with that of regulating laws for protection of personality rights… read more
We received a lot of great applications from all over the world in answer to our call for doctoral candidates earlier this year. After an intense selection process we have appointed four promising doctoral candidates with diverse academic backgrounds. We are very happy about our first interdisciplinary research group and are looking forward to the start of our doctoral programme in September this year… read more
Four more papers are available in the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Discussion Paper Series. These articles outline different perspectives on future studies, internet-enabled innovation, internet-based business models and open science. The series has a transdisciplinary academic focus addressing questions on internet policy & governance, democracy & global constitutionalism, internet innovation & economics and information & media regulation… the series on SSRN
Xinnovations | 10. – 12. September 2012
Data Privacy Conference | 17. – 18. October 2012
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Berlin Colloquium on Internet & Society | 25. – 26. October 2012
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Wikimedia Academy – Conference | June 2012
Pamela Samuelson – Fair Use in Europe? – Workshop | May 2012
Berlin Talks @ Informare! | May 2012
The HIIG researches the development of the internet from a societal perspective with the aim to better understand the digitalisation of all spheres of life.