In 2016, our annual conference will take place at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. The event will be hosted by the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society and the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research. Cornelius Puschmann is the AoIR 2016 Program Chair, while Wolfgang Schulz, Christian Katzenbach, Christane Matzen, and Larissa Wunderlich make up the local organizing committee. The theme for this year’s conference is Internet Rules! To view the original call for proposals, click here.
The conference program is available online here.
To register for the conference, click here.
From the conference organizers:
Berlin as a venue for AoIR 2016 is an easy accessible central location on the European mainland, and at present a leading incubator space for German and international Internet Start-Up companies. This is complemented by its rich academic tradition, innumerable cultural activities and a vibrant nightlife, making Berlin and exciting conference destination.
As for the hosts, the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) was founded by the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, the Berlin University of Arts and the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB) in conjunction with the Hamburg-based Hans Bredow Institute (HBI) by way of an integrated collaborative partner. The overall goal of the Institute is to contribute to a better understanding of the interdependencies between the Internet and society. The Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research at the University of Hamburg (HBI), a publicly accountable foundation was founded in 1950 as an independent non-profit organisation by the Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk public broadcasting corporation (NWDR) in co-operation with the University of Hamburg. The research conducted by the Institute focuses on mediated public communication and strongly believes that contemporary problems of media development call for an interdisciplinary and a crossnational comparative perspective.
(Image: Berlin TV Tower as seen through the twin towers of Frankfurter Tor on Karl-Marx-Alee, via Wikipedia.)