As part of the EWA20 Conference, we will be running some pre-conference workshops. The workshops will take place on Wednesday 15 April 2020, from 9.30am to 4.30pm, at Maynooth University, Arts and Humanities Institute, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Workshops are open to students, scholars, historians, librarians, archivists, heritage professionals, IT developers, educators, administrators, interested amateurs etc.

Please Note: Registration will be essential to reserve a place.

Registration: from 08.45am in Maynooth University Arts and Humanities Institute

SESSION 1 – 9.30-11.30am

Web Archiving for Beginners

Session 1 A: 9.30-10.30am – Seminar R1

Maria Ryan and Joanna Finnegan (National Library of Ireland)

  • Keywords: web archiving, beginners, workflows
  • Intended Audience: LIS/Archival science students, or anyone who would like to gain a basic understanding of web archiving
  • Description: An overview of the processes of web archiving for beginners

The UK Web Archive Online Services

Session 1 A: 10.30-11.30am – Seminar R1

Helena Byrne (British Library)

  • Keywords: Web Archives, UK Web Archive (UKWA), UKWA User Interface, How to use UKWA online services, UKWA Bingo
  • Intended Audience: Anyone who wants to use the UK Web Archive user interface.
  • Requirements: Access to the UKWA user interface on a device bigger than a mobile phone.
  • Description

Archiving “Weird Facebook” Art

Session 1 B: 9.30-11.30am – Seminar R1

Justice Thelot (Montréal)

  • Keywords: online art, digital collages, Facebook groups, archiving Facebook art, weird art
  • Intended Audience: Artists, Curators, web scholars, anyone interested.
  • Description

BREAK: 11.30am-12.00pm

SESSION 2 – 12.00-1.30pm

An introduction to Webrecorder

Session 2: 12.00-1.30pm – TR Lab

Anisa Hawes (Independent Curatorial Researcher)

  • Keywords: web archiving tools; open source; free; social media; curator not crawler; performative
  • Intended Audience: Anyone keen to capture the web as they experience it. Particularly those who want to archive complex, dynamic content found on social media platforms.
  • Requirements:
  • Description: This session will begin with a click-through demo of Rhizome’s Webrecorder [], introducing the tool’s key characteristics and capabilities. It will then open up into a hands-on workshop, with time for experimentation and questions. 

LUNCH: 1.30-2.30pm

SESSION 3 – 2.30-4.30pm

Doing web archeology: discussing the challenges of safekeeping ideals and practices of access for all from the early stage of the Dutch web

Session 3 A: 2.30-4.30pm – Seminar R1

Dr Susan Aasman (University of Groningen) and Dr Kees Teszelszky (KB – National Library of the Netherlands)

  • Keywords: web archeology, collecting, provenance, guidelines, homepages
  • Intended Audience: Students, (web) historians, media scholars, computer scientists, archivists, curators, policy makers and managers working at cultural heritage institutions
  • Description

Topic Modelling Web Archive Data with R

Session 3 B: 2.30-4.30pm – TR Lab

Chris Beausang (Maynooth University)

  • Keywords: Topic modelling, R (programming language), web archive data (text), politics
  • Intended Audience: Especially for beginners, and useful for students/scholars in the arts, humanities, social sciences, media studies, political science etc.
  • Requirements: a laptop (Mac or Windows) on which R ( and RStudio ( have been installed.
  • Description

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