Volume 2, Issue 2 of the Journal of Digital Humanities (JDH) examines communities of practice, which the JDH editors define as “socially constructed groups that form around shared interests or crafts, [and] often generate forms of tacit knowledge that circulate informally.” The issue features work of interest to dh+lib readers, such as “MediaNOLA: A Digital Humanities Project to Tell Stories of Cultural Production in New Orleans,” “Encoding Financial Records,” and “Review: Commons In a Box.”
As editors Joan Fragaszy Troyano and Lisa M. Rhody note:
A digital humanities project itself, JDH is both a member of and an advocate for the active and ever-growing community of scholars, professionals, and students who publish, share, and discuss their work on the open web.
By providing a formal publication venue for high-quality and salient digital humanities scholarship, JDH aims to broaden our communities of practice. We distribute gray literature that is timely and relevant, including scholarly research that utilizes digital tools or methods, provocations that thoughtfully engage the nuances and interrelated contexts of digital and traditional humanistic inquiry, and reports that reflect on intellectual and pragmatic project decisions. In doing so, we hope to historicize, contextualize, and make more transparent the often obscured or seemingly intuitive practices of digital humanities communities.
Earlier this year, JDH was at the center of a discussion on transparency and peer review in experimental journal publishing.