Valérie Schafer has been a Professor in Contemporary European History at the C²DH (Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History) at the University of Luxembourg since February 2018.
She previously worked at the CNRS in France and is still an Associate Researcher at the Center for Internet and Society. She specialises in the history of computing, telecommunications and data networks. Her main research interests are the history of the Internet and the Web, the history of digital cultures and infrastructures, and born-digital heritage. She is currently involved in several research projects related to web archives and digital cultures (i.e, the HIVI Project related to the history of online virality).
She is the author of La France en réseaux (1960/1980) (Nuvis, 2012) ; En construction. La fabrique française d’Internet et du Web dans les années 1990 (2018) ; Le Minitel, l’enfance numérique de la France with Benjamin Thierry (Nuvis, 2012); La neutralité de l’internet, un enjeu de communication with Hervé Le Crosnier (CNRS Editions, 2011) ; and co-editor with Benjamin Thierry of Connecting Women. Women, Gender, and ICT in Europe (Nineteenth-Twentieth Century) (Springer, 2015).
Also contributed to the following Living Books:
Alexandre Serres is senior lecturer in Information and Communication Sciences at the University of Rennes 2.