Virtual Graduate Seminar on Internet Research
As part of the mission of the Association of Internet Researchers (a.o.i.r)
to encourage scholarship and interdisciplinary research, a virtual graduate
seminar is proposed in coordination of the a.o.i.r. 2000 conference
scheduled for September 2000.
The purpose of the seminar is to bring together graduate students and
scholars from various disciplines who study and research the Internet. The
seminar will take place in the Spring semester of 2000 leading up to a
face-to-face meeting of the participants at the conference in Kansas. The
format of the 16 week seminar will be weekly virtual meetings and
discussions of the work of scholars in the field, who are participating in
the seminar. In addition, participants (graduate students and scholars) will
be paired to work on a research project of mutual interest, which can then
be submitted and presented at the conference as part of a special panel
highlighting the seminar. The conference will also allow the participants to
meet in person for a special non-virtual gathering of the seminar.
Students interested in participating can receive credit through their own
institutions as an independent study under the direction of their advisor or
other faculty member in their department. The student is responsible for all
paperwork to obtain credit for the course. All students who participate in
the seminar will also be expected to help with the logistics and planning of
the conference in the summer leading up to the September conference date.
Anyone is welcome to recommend a scholar to be invited to participate in the
seminar. Our goal is to have a true interdisciplinary group of scholars and
students for the seminar. We encourage you to forward this message to
anyone you think might be interested in participating in the seminar.
Any student interested in participating should contact Matt Stoner at
email@example.com to express their interest. In addition, nominations
are being accepted for potential scholars to participate in the virtual
seminar and can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org