Call for Nominations: 2015 Nancy Baym Annual Book Award & AoIR Dissertation Award

The Association of Internet Researchers calls for nominations for the 2015 Nancy Baym Annual Book Award and the AoIR Dissertation Award. Details for each award below!

Nancy Baym Annual Book Award

The Nancy Baym Annual Book Award seeks to recognize the best work in the field of internet research, and highlight the breadth of work that is done relating to the social and cultural dimensions of networked media. We will accept nominations (self and other) for books published during the calendar year of 2014. Edited collections are not eligible; the book must explore a single topic and be authored or co-authored as a single text. The books will be reviewed by three eminent scholars in the field.

Copies of nominated books should be sent to the committee members, arriving no later than May 15. For mailing instructions, please contact the chair of the committee, Andrew Herman, at ahermanwlu [at] gmail [dot] com.

The winner of the award will be announced in the summer of 2015. In addition to winning a cash prize, the individual will also be invited to participate at the AoIR conference in Phoenix in October. Please contact Andrew Herman if you have any questions.

AoIR Dissertation Award

To be eligible for the 2015 AoIR Dissertation Award, a PhD dissertation in the area of internet research must have been filed in the 2014 calendar year. (In other words, all degree requirements must have been completed in 2014.)

In addition to winning a cash prize, the individual will also be invited to present their research in a session at Internet Research 16.0 in Phoenix, October 21-24, 2015.

Submissions should be sent as PDFs via email to Kate O’Riordan, k [dot] oriordan [at] sussex [dot] ac [dot] uk, by April 30, 2015. (Each submission will be acknowledged. If you do not receive an email acknowledging your submission within a week, please send a follow-up email.) You may send your own dissertation or that of an advisee (with their permission). The winner of the award will be announced in Summer. Please contact Kate with any questions.

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