Editors' Choice: Mapping the Gay Guides


By: Amanda Regan and Eric Gonzaba

Today we’re excited to officially launch the first phase of Mapping the Gay Guides. What is Mapping the Gay Guides? Mapping the Gay Guides (MGG) is a digital mapping project that aims to understand often ignored queer geographies using the Damron Address Books, an early but longstanding travel guide aimed at gay men since the early 1960s. Similar…

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Covers from Damron’s Address Book

Editors' Choice: Star Texts - A Case Study in Harper’s and Vogue


By: Charlotte Lindemann

In an early scene from Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a casting agent warns the former star of a hit TV western against the kind of cameo roles he’s been taking since his show was canceled. Short a more permanent gig, the aging actor has been making guest appearances as one-episode villains…

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Figure 1 offers a rough image of the corpus of star texts compiled from the Harper’s and Vogue archive. Each colored layer represents a star text

Editors' Choice: Stories of Designs Past - Narrative Design Transmedia Archaeology


By: Ernesto Priego

[Provisional draft notes shared as a prompt for future research group discussion] My interest in the sociology of texts, transmedia storytelling and the role of materiality in the reading/collecting/reception/user experience, particularly in the case of comic book cultures, originally found a welcoming conceptual framework within the digital humanities. Recently, my interest has been evolving towards…

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Spider-man record

Editors' Choice: An Introduction to the History of Syriac Digital Humanities


By: Ephrem A. Ishac

This is the first part of a series of posts by the Digital Orientalist’s Syriac Studies Editor, Ephrem Ishac. This post acts as an introduction to Ishac’s interview with George A. Kiraz which will be serialized in later posts. In 1993, Sebastian Brock, the most prominent scholar of Syriac studies, wrote the following words in…

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DHNow is on Winter Break!

Digital Humanities Now will be taking a break until the end of January. On behalf of the DHNow staff, thank you for another great semester! To our generous volunteer editors-at-large, thank you for dedicating your time and expertise. Your participation makes DHNow possible. This semester’s editors-at-large included: Dan Howlett, Dana Meyer, Kris Stinson, Teresa Donoso, Sarah Fay, Jajwalya Karajgikar, Morgan Lemmer-Webber,…

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