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Niels Brügger

PhD, Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Professor in Media Studies (2019-), Head of NetLab, part of the Danish Digital Humanities Lab (2014-), and of the Centre for Internet Studies, Aarhus University (2010-). Coordinator of the European network RESAW, a Research Infrastructure for the Study of Archived Web Materials (2013-). Managing editor of the international journal Internet histories: Digital technology, culture and society.

Have co-initiated the research infrastructure project NetLab (2012-17) within the Digital Humanities Lab, and the research projects "Probing a Nation's Web Domain — the Historical Development of the Danish Web" (2014-) and "the history of dr.dk, 1996-2006" (2007-). Have previously initiated the research projects "Method study of the integration of internet material directly received from producers" (2007) and "Theories of Media and Communication — Histories and Relevance" (2003-04), and have participated in the research projects  "De #jesuischarlie à #offenturen: archives et archivage du patrimoine nativement numérique face aux attentats" (2016), "Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities" (2014-15), "LARM" (2010-14), "the Knowledge Society" (2006-08), "MODINET (Media and Democracy in the Network Society)" (2002-05), and "netarkivet.dk" (2001-02).

Metrics: 1,165 citations, h-index 19, i10-index 27 (Google Scholar, March 2019).

 

Academic Administration and Service

Member of the Advisory Research Council for the Natural History Museum and for the State and University Library, appointed by the Danish Council for Independent Research (2012-)

Member of the editorial group for the Danish internet archive, Netarkivet, appointed by the Minister for Culture (2009-)

Member of the curator group for webmuseum.dk (2007-); member of the instigator group for the creation of webmuseum.dk (2004-2007)

Member of the working group for the establishment of a municipal archivist function, the Municipality of Århus, Århus (2007-2008)

Member of the working group for the development of Danmarks Mediemuseum, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense (2004)

Initiator, co-founder and board member of the Centre for Internet Research, Aarhus University (2000-)

Member of the co-ordination group for the theme The Humanities and the Information Technologies, the Centre for Cultural Research, The Humanities at the Turn of the Millennium — a series of conferences during the years 1999 and 2000, University of Aarhus (1998-2000).

 

Editorships and reviewer

Initiator, co-founder and managing editor of the journal Internet histories: Digital technology, culture and society (2016-).

Member of Communication & Society's editorial advisory board (2014-), The Journal of Web Science's international editorial board (2014-), and New Media & Society's international editorial board (2012-).

Member of the programme committees for the following international conferences: 22nd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (2018), the RESAW Conferences (2016-17, 2018-19), WWW2016 (25th international World Wide Web conference), the Web Science Track, organised by the International WWW Conference Committee (2016), Penser l'histoire des médias, organised by La Société pour l'Histoire des Médias (2016), DPASSH2015: Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, organised by the Digital Repository of Ireland (2015), Time(s) and temporalities of the Web, organised by Projet ANR Web90 (2015), Women, Gender and Information and Communications Technology (organised by the LabEx project in collaboration with the CNRS Institute for Communication Sciences (ISCC) (2014), WebSci2014, 2015, 2017 (ACM Web Science), organised by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (2014, 2015, 2017).

Reviewer of research projects, among others proposals for the Research Council Faroe Islands (2017), the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grants SH3  and remote peer reviewer for SH1, SH2 and SH5 (2016), the European Science Foundation, EUROCORES Programmes, Inventing Europe: Technology and the Making of Europe, 1850 to the Present (2006), and proposals for Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (2015), The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) (2008, 2009, 2015) as well as The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) (2011), and The German-Israeli Foundation (GIF) Young Scientists Program (2015).

Reviewer of articles for the following journals: Humanities (2015), Big Data & Society (2014-15), Future Internet (2014), Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies (2014), MedieKultur. Journal of media and communication research (2014-15), Communication & Society/Comunicación y Sociedad (2014), First Monday (2013-14), Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media (2012), Media International Australia (2012, 2015), New Media & Society (2009, 2013-14), Dansk Tidsskrift for Kommunikation (2004), Nordicom Review (2003, 2005), Norsk medietidsskrift (2003), Javnost — The Public, Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture (2003). Reviewer of book chapters for the books Teletext in Europe: From Analog to Digital Era (Nordicom 2016), The Ubiquitous Internet (Routledge 2014), Northern Lights 2015: Books and publishing in a digital age (Intellect 2014).

Reviewer of abstracts and full papers for a number of conferences, among others conferences organised by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM, 2014, 2015, 2017), and the International Communication Association (ICA, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2018), as well as reviewer of book proposals for publishers (MIT Press (2018), Peter Lang (2009)).

Member of European Science Foundation (ESF) College of Expert Reviewers (2016-), the European Commision expert database for evaluating, reviewing, and monitoring proposals and projects (2012-), and the European Science Foundation (ESF) Pool of Reviewers (2007-)

Initiator and co-editor of Papers from the Centre for Internet Research (2001-2010)

Webeditor, the Centre for Internet Research, University of Aarhus (2000-2004, 2008-2010)

Editor of Nyhedsbrev fra Center for Internetforskning (2000-2003)

Co-editor of the journal (Pré)Publications, Department of Romance Philology, French, University of Aarhus (1992-1999)

Co-editor of the journal Slagmark: tidsskrift for idéhistorie (1988-1998)

 

Assessment Commitees

Have served on national and international assessment committees for academic positions (professor II, associate professors, assistant professors, PhD fellowships, 2001-) as well as for MA and PhD theses ( 2003-).

 

External Examination

Member of the following bodies of external examiners: the Body of External Examiners for the Business Language Programmes (national, 2002-), the Body of External Examiners for the Film and Media Studies Section, the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication (University of Copenhagen, 2002-), the Body of External Examiners for Information Studies and Interactive Media (national, 2002-2006, 2012-), the Body of External Examiners for Communication and Digital Media (previously Humanities informatics) (AAU and Informations- og Kommunikationsstudier SDU, 2014-18)

 

Research Associations

Member of Société Danoise de Philosophie de Langue Française (2007-), La Société pour l'Histoire des Médias (2006-17), Association of Internet Researchers (2001-), International Communication Association (1998-), Société Française des Sciences de l'Information et de la Communication (1997-), Association pour le Développement de la Recherche en Médiologie (1997-2005) and Sammenslutningen af Medieforskere i Danmark (1997-)

 

Administration

ForskningsInformationsSikkerhedsUdvalget (FISU; Committee for Research Data Security), Faculty of ARTS,  Aarhus University (member 2018-)

Institutforum (advisory committee for the Head of School), School of Communikation and Culture, Aarhus University (member 2018-2020)

The Research Committee, Institute of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University (member 2007-2011)

The PhD Committee, the Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University (member 2006-2008)

The Central Committee for PhD Scholarships, the Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University (member 2005)

Website Forum, the Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University (member 2003)

The Library Committee, Institute of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University (chairman 1998-2002, member 2002-2008)

The Library Committee, the Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University (member 2001-2004)

Website for the Institute of Information and Media Studies (http://www.imv.au.dk), Aarhus University (web editor 2000-2001)

The steering committee for the use of WWW (from 2002 and onwards called the Web committee), Institute of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University (member 2000-2005)

 

Employment

Professor (MSO, with special responsibilities), Department of Aesthetics and Communication, Aarhus University (2015-) 

Associate professor, Institute of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University (2000-2015)

Temporary lecturer, Institute of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University (2000)

Assistant professor, Institute of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University (1997-2000)

Temporary lecturer, Institute of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University (1997)

Part-time lecturer, Epistemology of the Humanities, Department of Romance Philology, French, the Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University (1996)

Assistant lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies, the Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University (1993-1995)

Research fellow, Department of Romance Philology, French, Aarhus University (1990-1993)

Student research fellow, Department of Romance Philology, French, Aarhus University (1989)

 

Education

PhD, University of Aarhus, the Faculty of Humanities, with the dissertation entitled The Intellectual: On the textualization of the Intellectual (2000)

MA, French and the History of Ideas, Aarhus University (1990)