The Association of Internet Researchers is happy to announce the 2022 Internet Research conference will be in Dublin, Ireland. It will be hosted by 4 institutions, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), Maynooth University (MU), University College Dublin (UCD), and Dublin City University (DCU).
About the event
The conference took place 2-5 November 2022 on the newly expanded Grangegorman campus of TU Dublin on the northside of the River Liffey which flows through Dublin’s city. The venue is a short tram ride from the city centre and a short walk from the hipster scene of Stoneybatter/Smithfield as well as the Jameson Whiskey Distillery. Take some time to explore the rich history of Dublin, its justly famous literary culture, and its equally famous relationship with fun and socialising (‘the craic’). Also experience the digital transformation of the city associated with the tech culture based in Dublin’s Silicon Docks, home to significant internet corporations like Google, Facebook, Uber and AirBnB (to name a few).
About the hosts
Technological University Dublin is one of Ireland’s youngest universities and is an amalgamation of three Dublin based institutions – Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown and Institute of Technology, Tallaght. The institution has a history stretching back to 1887 and the School of Media which will host AoIR2022 is Ireland’s oldest media school, established in 1962. The School delivers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Creative and Digital Media, Photography, Film, Communications and Journalism and Games.
Maynooth University, located in Co. Kildare to the west of Dublin, is also a young University – founded in 1997 – but shares its campus with St Patrick’s College which was founded in 1795. MU is Ireland’s fastest growing University and your hosts, the Department of Media Studies and the Department of Sociology, have been a part of that expansion, offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in all aspects of media and sociology.
University College Dublin is Ireland’s largest University with 32,000 students and is consistently ranked highly amongst European Universities. AoIR 2022 will be hosted by the School of Information and Communication Studies, which offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Social Computing, Media and Communications, Information and Library Studies, Information Systems and Digital Curation. The School is an active member of the iSchools consortium – a global collection of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field and sharing a fundamental interest in the relationships between information, people, and technology.
Dublin City University is a young, ambitious and vibrant University, with a mission ‘to transform lives and societies’ through education, research, innovation and engagement. The University is based on three academic campuses in the Glasnevin-Drumcondra region of north Dublin. It currently has more than 18,000 students enrolled across five faculties and has been ranked 113th globally by Times Higher Young Universities in 2022. AoIR will be hosted by DCU’s School of Communications, consistently ranked as number one in Ireland in Media and Communications (QS Subject Rankings). The School offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research degrees, including Social Media Communications, Emerging Media and Journalism, and is home to multiple research projects investigating hybrid media systems, digital media policy and governance, and digital journalism.