Archives of IT inaugural Forum on the Histories of the Internet 2024

On 9 January 2024 AIT held the first of an annual series of forums on the histories of the internet and our networked digital society.
Below you can read the talks by a multi-disciplinary set of academics, practitioners and leaders from civil society, business, industry, and government.

Stories of the Internet from the pioneers who made it happen

This feature, published in November 2023, charts some of the history and current developments of the internet and formed the backdrop to the AIT Forum on the Histories of the Internet. Looking through our archive we can map many of the significant developments from initial ideas to tests as well as its commercialisation, initial uses and benefits and risks to society.