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mw. dr. A. (Anne) Helmond

Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Capaciteitsgroep Media & Cultuur

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  • Kamernummer: 2.16
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    1090 GN Amsterdam
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    Anne Helmond is assistant professor of New Media and Digital Culture . Since 2007, Anne has been a member of the Digital Methods Initiative research collective where she focuses her research on the infrastructure of social media platforms and apps. Her research interests include digital methods, software studies, platform studies, app studies, infrastructure studies and web history.

    In her dissertation on ' The web as platform: Data flows in social media' she has developed the notion of "platformization" to understand the dual logic of social media platforms’ extension into the rest of the web and, simultaneously, their drive to make external web data “platform ready”. Her dissertation received an honorable mention in the AoIR 2016 Best Dissertation Award for standing “to make a significant long-term impact in the field”.

    Anne’s work has been published in highly-ranked peer-reviewed journals such as New Media & SocietyTheory, Culture and SocietySocial Media + SocietyFirst Monday, and Computational Culture.


    Anne Helmond currently holds a Veni grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for the project ‘App ecosystems: A critical history of apps’ (2017–2020).

    Anne Helmond's blog

    Digital Methods Initiative

    App Studies Initiative

  • Publicaties


    • Dieter, M., Gerlitz, C., Helmond, A., Tkacz, N., van der Vlist, F., & Weltevrede, E. J. T. (2019). Multi-Situated App Studies: Methods and Propositions. Social Media + Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/2056305119846486
    • Gerlitz, C. (Guest ed.), Helmond, A. (Guest ed.), Nieborg, D. B. (Guest ed.), & van der Vlist, F. N. (Guest ed.) (2019). Special Issue: Apps and Infrastructures. Computational Culture, 7.
    • Gerlitz, C., Helmond, A., van der Vlist, F. N., & Weltevrede, E. J. T. (2019). Regramming the Platform: Infrastructural Relations between Apps and Social Media. Computational Culture, (7).
    • Helmond, A. (2019). A historiography of the hyperlink: Periodizing the web through the changing role of the hyperlink. In N. Brügger, & I. Milligan (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Web History (pp. 227-241). Los Angeles: SAGE reference. [details]
    • Helmond, A., & van der Vlist, F. (2019). Social Media and Platform Historiography: Challenges and Opportunities. Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, 22(1), 6-34.
    • Helmond, A., Nieborg, D. B., & van der Vlist, F. N. (2019). Facebook’s evolution: development of a platform-as-infrastructure. Internet Histories, 3(2), 123-146. https://doi.org/10.1080/24701475.2019.1593667 [details]
    • Nieborg, D. B., & Helmond, A. (2019). The political economy of Facebook’s platformization in the mobile ecosystem: Facebook Messenger as a platform instance. Media, Culture & Society, 41(2), 196-218. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443718818384 [details]


    • Bucher, T., & Helmond, A. (2018). The Affordances of Social Media Platforms. In J. Burgess, A. Marwick, & T. Poell (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Social Media (pp. 233–253). Sage Publications. [details]


    • Helmond, A. (2017). Historical Website Ecology: Analyzing Past States of the Web Using Archived Source Code. In N. Brügger (Ed.), Web 25: Histories from the First 25 Years of the World Wide Web (pp. 139-155). (Digital Formations; No. 112). New York: Peter Lang Publishing. [details]
    • Helmond, A., Nieborg, D. B., & van der Vlist, F. N. (2017). The Political Economy of Social Data: A Historical Analysis of Platform–Industry Partnerships. In 8th International Conference on Social Media & Society: Social Media for Good or Evil : Toronto, Canada, July 28-30, 2017 [38] New York, NY: The Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3097286.3097324 [details]


    • Gerlitz, C., Helmond, A., van der Vlist, F., & Weltevrede, E. (2016). App Studies: Platform Rules and Methodological Challenges: panel overview. In Selected papers of AoIR 2016: The 17th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Reseachers: Berlin, Germany, 5-8 October 2016 (AoIR Selected Papers of Internet Research; Vol. 2016). Chicago, IL: Association of Internet Researchers. [details]


    • Berry, D. M., Borra, E., Helmond, A., Plantin, J-C., & Rettberg, J. W. (2015). The Data Sprint Approach: Exploring the field of Digital Humanities through Amazon’s Application Programming Interface. Digital Humanities Quarterly, 9(3), [222]. [details]
    • Helmond, A. (2015). The Platformization of the Web: Making Web Data Platform Ready. Social Media + Society, 1(2). https://doi.org/10.1177/2056305115603080 [details]





    • Gerlitz, C., Helmond, A., Nieborg, D. B., & van der Vlist, F. N. (2019). Apps and Infrastructures – a Research Agenda. Computational Culture, 7.




    • Helmond, A. (2012). The Like economy: the politics of data and dataflows in the social web. Beiträge zur Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft, 10-13. [details]


    • Gerlitz, C., & Helmond, A. (2011). The Like economy: the social web in transition. In MIT7: Unstable Platforms, the Promise and Peril of Transition: abstracts and papers Cambridge, MA: MIT. [details]


    • Helmond, A. (Author). (2017). Gastblog: Internationale conferentie Web Archiving in Jeruzalem. Web publication/site



    • Helmond, A. (2009). Lifetracing. In S. Dietz, M. C. C. Gabriel, G. Lovink, N. Montfort, A. Bray, S. Dockray, J-A. Green, E. Navas, ... H. Thorington (Eds.), Networked: a (networked_book) about (networked_art) Roslindale, MA: Turbulence. [details]


    • Helmond, A. (2017). NWO Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Veni.
    • Helmond, A. (2017). Cutting Edge Research Fund: Network Grant - Initiate.
    • Helmond, A. (2016). 2016 Best Dissertation Award (honorable mention).


    • Helmond, A. (19-08-2017). Zo kijken ze met u mee [Print] Elsevier. Zo kijken ze met u mee.


    • Helmond, A. (organiser) & Stevenson, M. P. (organiser) (19-6-2019 - 21-6-2019). The Web That Was: Archives, Traces, Reflections, Amsterdam, Netherlands (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Helmond, A. (participant) (16-8-2017 - 18-8-2017). The Crisis in Political Polling and the Rise of Data Mining, Norrköping, Sweden. A small hands-on workshop at Linköping University which tackles the supposed crisis in political polling and the hype around data mining approaches. (…) (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Helmond, A. (participant) (30-11-2016). Data Politics, Data Markets and the Internet of Things, Dublin, Ireland. Workshop presentation on Mapping Platform Ecosystems (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).


    • Helmond, A. (2015). The web as platform: Data flows in social media. [details]


    • Dieter, M., Gerlitz, C., Helmond, A., Tkacz, N., van der Vlist, F., & Weltevrede, E. (2018). Store, interface, package, connection: Methods and propositions for multi-situated app studies. (CRC Media of Cooperation Working Paper Series; Vol. 4). Siegen: Collaborative Research Center 1187 Media of Cooperation. [details]
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