call for contributions “Reassembling the Computer Networks of Eastern and Central Europe: From the Collapse of Soviet Bloc to the Russia-Ukraine War”, Internet Histories Journal April 2024

Topics can include but are not limited to:

  • Socio-technical historical accounts of the computer networks and infrastructures in the Soviet Union and Eastern and Central Europe
  • Cybernetic histories and legacies (Soviet and beyond)
  • The collapse of the Soviet Union and the privatization or non-privatization of Internet infrastructures
  • Telecom and Internet infrastructures in ECE and its dis/entanglement with Soviet legacy
  • War-driven technological changes of the Internet infrastructure
  • Local histories and precise case studies of the ECE Internet
  • Methodological approaches to study ECE Internet and telecom infrastructures

more information here

abstract deadline: 02.04.2024

manuscript deadline: 10.02.2025

editors: Taras Nazaruk, Miglė Bareikytė, Svitlana Matviyenko