Search the Geocities history!

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Last updated on October 24th, 2020 at 11:46 am

Geocities.com was the first major “social network” which enabled anyone to create their website and publish information on the Web. It was created in 1994, acquired by Yahoo in 1999 and shut down in 2009.

Initiatives have been emerging to preserve the content of Geocities, such as the Archive Team project which gathered 641 GB of information in 2009oOCities or Geocities.ws.

Arquivo.pt also integrated Geocities history in its collections!

Now, anyone can explore Geocities through the innovative tools provided by Arquivo.pt (e.g. full-text search, image search or API).

By making the historical collection of Geocities available, Arquivo.pt intends to contribute to the development of innovative studies in areas such as Arts, Humanities or Sociology (see a resume).

Search Geocities now at: arquivo.pt/searchGeocities

Examples of Geocities preserved websites

Web archives for research: Call for Proposals!

RESAW@Porto2018 workshop

An introduction to web archives for Humanities and Social Science research.

This one-day workshop will be held as part of TPDL 2018 on 13 September 2018, Porto, Portugal.

RESAW is a network of researchers and web archivists that promotes the development of Research infrastructures for the Study of Archived Web Material.

The organizing committee is composed by  Jane Winters (Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of London) and Daniel Gomes (Arquivo.pt).

Call for Proposals

We are seeking proposals from potential contributors to the workshop in two main areas:

  • Work presenting the state of the field and discussing the opportunities and challenges of using this new kind of primary source for research. This may include demonstrations of existing web archives.
  • Presentations of ground-breaking Humanities and Social Science research drawing on web archives, from small-scale analyses of individual websites to large-scale investigations of entire domains.

Apply

To apply, just submit a 300-500 word abstract via our online form. Final presentations should be around 30 minutes in length.

Deadline for applications: 15 June 2018, 17.00 (GMT+1).

All details at: http://arquivo.pt/resawPorto2018

Spread the word!

Please disseminate among potentially interested authors and attendees.

Thanks!

Jane Winters & Daniel Gomes