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Journal of Digital Humanities and Historical Social Research special issue – Digital Humanities

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I’ve just come across The Journal of Digital Humanities a comprehensive, peer-reviewed, open access journal that features scholarship, tools, and conversations produced by the digital humanities community. It has published three volumes (beginning in 2011) and is produced by the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University.

On the homepage it states, “The Journal of Digital Humanities offers expanded coverage of the digital humanities in three ways. First, by publishing scholarly work beyond the traditional research article. Second, by selecting content from open and public discussions in the field. Third, by encouraging continued discussion through peer-to-peer review.”

The journal has articles, project news,  reviews of digital resources and publishes work identified by the weekday publication Digital Humanities Now. The latest issue (vol. 3, 2012) has an article, Visualizing San Francisco Bay’s Forgotten Past by Matthew M. Booker (associate professor of American and environmental history at North Carolina State University) and an article The Impact of Social Media on the Dissemination of Research: Results of an Experiment  by Melissa Terras (Co-Director of University College London (UCL) Centre for Digital Humanities). There is also a review of  the resource The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe, 1769-1794: Mapping the Trade of the Société Typographique de Neuchâtel hosted by Leeds University.

Coincidentally Reviews in History has also published a review of this important resource which includes a detailed and considered author’s response. 

Furthermore, the journal Historical Social Research has a special issue entitled Digital Humanities which presents the proceedings of a workshop that took place in Cologne,on 23-24 April 2012, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the first conference on the use of computer technology in the Humanities. Topics covered include mark up, digital preservation and curation.