CFP: JASIST Special Issue on “Digital Humanities (DH)”

The Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) has put out a call for papers for a special issue on Digital Humanities. From the call:

This JASIST special issue aims to highlight concepts, theories, methods, and analyses, and showcases the infrastructures of DH and its standard practices, the methodological and technological advancements in DH research, and critical issues in the development of DH. The special issue will present works that contribute to an understanding of DH’s multifaceted landscape and the role of information science and technologies (IST) in humanities research in the 21st century.

Suggested topics include:

Infrastructures of Digital Humanities

  • Broad organizational and structural aspects of the field;
  • Best practices and localizations of collaboration, partnerships, training and support, access, preservation, sustainability, and more;
  • Ways DH work is organized around the globe, including issues of resourcing and under-resourcing.

Applications of DH Across Domains

  • Collaborations between departments and institutions;
  • The epistemological challenges represented in the reconciliation of different knowledge structures and ways of knowing in the IST and DH disciplines;
  • Semantic technology (including but not limited to linked data) applications;
  • (Re)shaping of cultural heritage institutions, the disciplines within the information world, and associated technologies in the new DH domains.

DH landscape (in the context of DH history)

  • DH history and the changing landscape;
  • The role of IST in the DH mainstream of the 21st

Methodologies and methodological innovations in DH

  • The methodological shift of DH research in the Big Data age;
  • The impact of collaboration in the work of knowledge organization and representation in DH, and how these changes have and will continue to affect the IST fields;
  • How the large volume and diversity of data in DH projects has and will continue to affect processes and methods in [sic]

Influence of Digital Technologies on Humanities

  • How digital tools and platforms have shaped, or have the potential to influence, how humanities scholars work, conduct research, and disseminate their work and the associated implications.

Influence of Humanities on Digital Technologies

  • How humanities scholarship, traditions, and practices have shaped or have the potential to shape digital tools, platforms, and innovations.

DH Education and Training

  • Research on DH education models, curricula, courses, careers and competencies, and the diverse and collaborative approaches.

Paper submissions are due January 15, 2021.

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