Sign up to be an Editor-at-Large

Want to help select the features on Digital Humanities Now and nominate items for the Journal of Digital Humanities? Volunteer to join DHNow as an Editor-at-Large!

Editors-at-Large are critical to helping DHNow reflect community interests, ideas, and opportunities. Becoming an Editor-at-Large also is a great way to discover the wide range of material and resources being produced in this diverse field.

Our volunteers sign up for at least one-week rotation (Monday-Sunday) requiring approximately 1 hour a day of work. However, after signing up for an account user’s can use the “Nominate This” bookmarklet to nominate content at any time.

Use the buttons above to register to be an editor or to login if you have volunteered in the past.

New Editor-at-Large Registration Process

As of February 2016, in order to sign up to be an editor for the first time, you must either select “Register” on the homepage or click the button above. You will be directed to a form that asks you to enter some basic information. Your username, first and last name, email address, and password are required fields. You have the option to add your Twitter username, your institutional affiliation, and a brief biography. You can also select the weeks you would like to volunteer on this form. These dates can be edited anytime by logging in and editing your profile.

In an effort to highlight the contributions of our Editors-at-Large, our Editor’s Choice pieces display the name, institution, and an optional short bio of all our Editors-at-Large for the week.  Existing Editors-at-large can login to their profile to edit their profile information or to opt out of displaying this information. If you’d like to opt out of displaying this information, select “No” under “Opt Out” on either the registration page or in your user profile.

Once the form is submitted, our site manager will approve your account within 3-4 business days.

Newly Approved and Current Editors

If you have an existing WordPress account, we consider you a current Editor-at-Large. If you have forgotten your username or password, just follow the prompts on the login page. You can get to the login page by clicking the button above, or choosing “Login” on the homepage.

Nominating Content

Once you have logged in, you will see a link to “Nominate Content” in the content section of the homepage below the slider. You can also use your dashboard to select the PressForward menu in the WordPress left sidebar. See Instructions for Nominating Content for more information about using the PressForward plugin to nominate content for consideration.

Managing Your Account and Schedule

Next to the “Nominate Content” button on the homepage, you should see an option to manage your volunteer dates. This button will take you to your WordPress User Profile, where you can select additional volunteer dates, remove previously selected dates, and edit your profile.

If you chose not to display your profile when you signed up, or forgot to opt out, you can toggle that display setting below the schedule in your User Profile. You can also edit your personal information, add additional contact information, or update your biography from this page.

Be sure to save your settings by clicking the “Update Profile” button before leaving this page.

If you have questions or comments about the registration process or about selecting content, email us at dhnow at, or tweet us @dhnow.