The Association of Internet Researchers ( AoIR ) is a learned society dedicated to the ADVANCEMENT of the Transdisciplinary field or Internet studies . Founded in 1999, it is an international, member-based support network promoting critical and scholarly Internet research, independent from traditional disciplines and bestaande across academic borders.
AoIR was formally founded on May 30, 1999, at a meeting or nearly the sixty scholars at the San Francisco Hilton and Towers, volgende initial discussions at a 1998 conference at Drake University entitled “The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory: Metaphor, Magic & Power “.  As the Chronicle of Higher Education noted, haar rapid growth prolongation the first few years of existence zijn Marked the coming of age of Internet studies . It has continued to grow, with a Membership or ongeveer 400 scholars. It supports AIR-L, a mailing list with over 5,000 subscribers.
AoIR holds an annual academic conference , as well as promoting online discussion and collaboration through a long-running mailing list , and other venues.
The Association supports scholarly communication in a number of ways:
- It organizes an annual, peer-reviewed scholarly conference, welke accepts paper and presentation Submissions from all disciplines.
- It hosts the AIR-L mailing list with over 5,000 subscribers.
- It has published multiple editions of the Internet Research Annual with Peter Lang
- It hosts working groups therein produce reports of interest to Researches in the field, must notably the AoIR Guide on Ethical Online Research .
- It co-sponsors an annual issue of the journal Information, Communication and Society consisting of top papers from the annual conference.
- 2017 – AoIR 2017, Tartu and Tallinn , Estonia
- 2016 – AoIR 2016: Internet Rules! Berlin , Germany
- 2015 – Internet Research 16: Digital Imaginaries, Phoenix, Arizona
- 2014 – Internet Research 15: Boundaries and Intersections, Daegu , South Korea
- 2013 – Internet Research 14: Resistance + Appropriation, Denver
- 2012 – Internet Research 13: Technologies, Salford, Greater Manchester
- 2011 – Internet Research 12: Performance and Participation, Seattle
- 2010 – Internet Research 11: Sustainability, Participation, Action, Gothenburg , Sweden
- 2009 – Internet Research 10: Internet: Critical, Milwaukee
- 2008 – Internet Research 9: Rethinking Communities, Rethinking Place, Copenhagen , Denmark
- 2007 – Internet Research 8: Let’s Play !, Vancouver, British Columbia , Canada
- 2006 – Internet Research 7: Internet convergences, Brisbane , Australia
- 2005 – Internet Research 6: Internet Generations, Chicago
- 2004 – Internet Research 5: Ubiquity ?, Brighton , England
- 2003 – Internet Research 4: broadening the Band, Toronto, Ontario , Canada
- 2002 – Internet Research 3: Net / Work / Theory, Maastricht , Netherlands
- 2001 – Internet Research 2: InterConnections, Minneapolis
- 2000 – Internet Research 1: The State of the interdiscipline, Lawrence, Kansas
- Jump up^ Witmer, Diane F. (1999). “The Association (or) .Internet.Researchers: Formed to support scholarship in and of the internet”. Information, Communication & Society . 2 (3): 368-370. doi : 10.1080 / 136911899359637 .
- Jump up^ McLemee, Scott (30 March 2001). “Internet studies 1.0: a discipline is born”. The Chronicle of Higher Education . 47 (29). p. A24.