Editors' Choice: Are Historians Still Ambivalent About Getting Published Online?


By: Robert B. Townsend

As earlier reports on historians’ use of technology demonstrated, most historians are gathering materials, analyzing their findings, and writing their scholarship in digital form. Curiously, however, a national survey in fall 2015 found that much of the profession remains skeptical about the value of disseminating their scholarship electronically (aside from digital versions of their print publications).  As…

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Editors' Choice: Soon You May Be Able to Text with 2,000 Egyptian Hieroglyphs


By: Sarah E. Bond

Led by Unicode Consortium member Michel Suignard, the proposed Hieroglyphs will add over 2,000 new glyphs to the current Unicode standards. It will also provide greater global standardization and ease of use for Egyptologists through a searchable Hieroglyphs database. Over 2,000 new Hieroglyphs may soon be available for use on cell phones, computers, and other…

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Editors' Choice: Reflecting on Critical Making in Digital History


By: E. Anderson, M. Bitar, M. Burgstaller, S. Ellerington, K. Grunksy, J. Lee, A. Mawko, E. Petrie, A. Rashid, K. A. Saravia, R Weymann, and S. Graham.

Editors Note: This is the second post in a two-part post exploring a digital history course taught at Carleton University in Winter 2018. Part one explains the premise behind #hist3812. In part one, Graham explained the rationale and unfurling of HIST3812, Critical Making in Digital History. At the end of the course, he invited the students…

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Editors' Choice: Teaching Machines, or How the Automation of Education Became 'Personalized Learning'


By: Audrey Watters

This is the transcript of the talk I gave this evening at the CUNY Graduate Center.  ...I do want to talk a little bit this evening about the work I’ve been doing as a Spencer Fellow. That’s not what it says in my title and abstract, I recognize. And that’s the curse of making up…

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DHNow: 2017 in Review

Digital Humanities Now will be taking a break until January 9, but before we go, we’d like to take the time to wrap up 2017. This November marked nine years of publication for Digital Humanities Now. Through the work of our dedicated staff and our generous community of volunteer editors, DHNow continues to build a new model for scholarly communication based on open scholarship, community…

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