Connected Life

Project summary

The main objective of the Connected Life project was to establish an annual day-long student-run conference dedicated to sparking exchange between disciplines and showcasing emerging internet research. Bringing together participants and attendees from across the social sciences, Connected Life fostered collaborations within and beyond Oxford in pursuit of better understanding of the internet and its many effects. The organisers invited scholars from around the world whose interests or research pertained to the internet. 

Lead investigators

Elizabeth Dubois, Oxford Internet Institute and Balliol College, University of Oxford

Ulrike Rauer, Oxford Internet Institute and Balliol College, University of Oxford

Contact details for enquiries

Please email the lead investigator, Elizabeth Dubois, with any queries regarding this project.


In June 2014, the first Connected Life conference was held at Balliol College in Oxford, with an extensive range of seminars and discussions with speakers from a variety of disciplines. The programme is available on the main conference website here. Additionally, podcasts for the keynote lecture are available here.