The Web Archives for Historical Research (WAHR) group has the goal of linking history and big data to give historians the tools required to find and interpret digital sources from web archives. Our research focuses on both web histories - writing about the recent past as reflected in web archives - as well as methodological approaches to understanding these repositories.
Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the WAHR brings together students and faculty across three universities to explore this field. The WAHR is led at the University of Waterloo by Professor Ian Milligan, in close collaboration with Professor Jimmy Lin. with partnerships at Western University with Professor William J. Turkel and at York University with Nick Ruest.