Digital Archiving: Challenges and Opportunities of Archiving Social Media Data In the Context of Crisis Events
June - July 2022
online / zoom
This online workshop series discussing theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of social media archiving, was designed to support an initiative of creating a Telegram archive of the war in Ukraine. The series involves scholars and practitioners who are invited to share their experiences and reflections on social media and web archives of crisis events and armed conflicts. It also creates an opportunity to discuss ethical and methodological challenges for collecting and preserving social media content during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The first presentation will discuss some of the fundamental challenges related to collecting and archiving the online activity related to an event of crisis. The presentation will start with a few theoretical considerations about events and the online media, followed by methodological and practical reflections on how to identify and collect material, and how to make it available.
Jeff Deutch "Archiving online evidence of human rights violations at the time of war: The case of the Syrian Archive," June 7, 14:00-16:00 CET
Sara Day Thomson "Responsive methods for archiving social media," June 21, 14:00-16:00 CET
Niels Brügger "Archiving online events: theoretical, methodological, and practical challenges," July 1, 14:00-16:00 CET
Mykola Makhortykh, Ani Baghumyan, Aleksandra Urman, Désirée Friederich, Taras Nazaruk, Bohdan Shumylovych
The initiative is launched by the University of Bern in cooperation with the Center for Urban History and the University of Zurich.
Cover image: Screenshot of the Telegram app / Taras Nazaruk