Questions of equality and social justice are as important as ever in the information age. Do Internet technologies give rise to radical social change, or do they just reproduce existing social and economic divisions and relationships? By changing how people and organisations interact with each other, ICTs disrupt and reconfigure social networks, information and value flows, and geographic space: but who exactly profits?
ICT4D Seminar Series
This seminar series gathers leading scholars and practitioners to reflect on the influence of new communication technologies on development processes.
Article Collection: Our Digital Rights to the City
"Our Digital Rights to the City" is a small collection of articles about digital technology, data and the city. Edited by Joe Shaw and Mark Graham.
Video Playlist: Internet Geography
Talks discussing the spatial organization of the Internet, from social, economic, cultural, and technological perspectives.
Video Playlist: ICT and Development
Talks from leading scholars and practitioners on the influence of new communication technologies on development processes.
David Souter (Research Associate) writes a weekly blog, ‘Inside the Information Society’, for the Association for Progressive Communications. This post from that blog reviews...
I am hiring a Digital Geographer to work with me at the Oxford Internet Institute for two years on a full-time contract (we’ll also...
Good news: my dissertation on African technology innovation hubs is now complete! The digital record is here, and the hardbound copy will shortly be...
I have a new paper out in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers with Andrea Ballatore and Shilad Sen. In it, we ask...
It’s about time. However, despite enthusiasm, there is a lack of academic consensus about the impacts of digital connectivity on economic development. Image: Nicolas...
The trade union leaders from across the African continent are coming together to meet in Dakar, Senegal for 4th UNI Africa Regional Conference on March...
This report is based on a three-year investigation conducted by researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford and the...
This project will investigate the economic geographies of illegal economic activities in anonymous internet marketplaces.
The big data and human development research network aims to investigate the potential uses of 'big data' for advancing human development and addressing equity gaps.
This research project is examining the geographies, drivers, and effects of Sub-Saharan Africa's emerging information economies at a time of changing connectivity and Internet access acros the region.
This project brings together OII research fellows and doctoral students to shed light on the incorporation of new users and information into the Wikipedia community.
Wikichains is a website that aims to encourage ethical consumption and transparency in commodity chains, by encouraging Internet users from around the world to upload text, images, sounds, and videos of any node on any commodity chain.
Grant Blank's work focuses on the social and cultural implications of the Internet and related new communications technology. In addition, he does research methods and statistics, and teaches on the OII social statistics courses.
Rebecca Eynon's research focuses on learning and the Internet, and the links between digital and social exclusion.
Nicolas studies digital entrepreneurship and collaborative innovation in challenging environments, such as low-income and post-conflict countries in Africa.
Mark Graham's research focuses on Internet and information geographies, and the overlaps between ICTs and economic development.
Vili is an economic sociologist who studies the design and socioeconomic implications of digital marketplaces and platforms, using conventional social research methods as well as novel data science approaches. His particular areas of expertise are virtual economies and online work.
Research and Fieldwork in Development explores both traditional and cutting edge research methods, from interviews and ethnography to spatial data and digital methods