How This Works
Digital Humanities Now showcases the scholarship and news of interest to the digital humanities community through a process of aggregation, discovery, curation, and review. Digital Humanities Now also is an experiment in ways to identify, evaluate, and distribute scholarship on the open web through a weekly publication and the quarterly Journal of Digital Humanities.
What We Publish
Digital Humanities Now highlights work from the open web that has gotten the attention of the digital humanities community or is worthy of such attention, based on critical editorial review. Scholarship—in whatever form—that drives the field of digital humanities field forward is highlighted in the Editors’ Choice column. Additional news items of interest to the field—jobs, calls for papers, conference and funding announcements, reports, and recently-released resources—also are redistributed.
Digital Humanities Now editors and community editors-at-large constantly monitor our Compendium of the Digital Humanities, which aggregates material from hundreds of venues where high-quality digital humanities scholarship is likely to appear, including the personal websites of scholars, institutional sites, blogs, and other feeds. We also seek to discover new material by monitoring Twitter and other social media for stories discussed by the community, and by continuously scanning the broader web through generalized and specialized search engines.
The best of the Editors’ Choice selections are recommended for formal publication in the quarterly Journal of Digital Humanities, based on an assessment of how the work resonates and makes important intellectual contributions to the field. Readers participate in this additional layer of open peer review, implicitly or explicitly promoting articles for inclusion in the quarterly peer-reviewed publication. The editors take into account various qualitative and quantitative measures, including how much a selection generates additional conversation and debate through comments and responses in other locations; how frequently Editors’ Choice selections are shared with others through links and retweets; and more “traditional” measures such as analysis by a dedicated editorial board.
- If you have limited time and only want to see the material selected by our editors, read the curated Editors’ Choice or news items on the site, or subscribe to both.
- If you have more time and want to see all the material considered for our news and featured items, you can choose to subscribe to “Digital Humanities Now Unfiltered.”
- If you would like to participate in the selection process, consider becoming a volunteer Editor-at-Large.
Submit your work
If you would like your work to be considered for publication in Digital Humanities Now, please go to the How to Submit Your Work page.
- Dan Cohen, Editor-in-Chief
- Joan Fragaszy Troyano, Managing Editor
- Sasha Hoffman, Editor
- Jeri Wieringa, Editor
If you have questions or comments, contact us at dhnow [at] pressforward [dot] org.