Launch of AMODERN 2: Network Archaeology

Assistant Professor Nicole Starosielski is among the guest editors of the journal Amodern's special issue on Network Archaeology. It includes an essay by Professor Lisa Gitelman entitled "Holding Electronic Networks By the Wrong End."

As the editors describe it, "This special issue of Amodern features original research, initially presented in 2012 at the “Network Archaeology” conference at Miami University of Ohio, on the histories of networks, the discrete connections that they articulate, and the circulatory forms of data, information, and socio-cultural resources that they enable. Drawing from the field of media archaeology, we conceptualize network archaeology as a call to investigate networks past and present —using current networks to catalyze new directions for historical inquiry and drawing upon historical cases to inform our understanding of today’s networked culture. In this introduction, we elaborate how network archaeology opens up promising areas for critical investigation, new objects of study, and prospective sites for collaboration within the productively discordant approach of media archaeology."