RECOMMENDED: Diversity of Digital Humanities in IJHAC: Exemplary Publications, 2012-2022 Virtual Issue

The International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing: A Journal of Digital Humanities has published a virtual special issue, “Diversity of Digital Humanities in IJHAC: Exemplary Publications, 2012-2022,” which makes available selected pieces from the last decade of the journal’s publications.

From the introduction:

IJHAC: A Journal of Digital Humanities has been published since 1989, initially under the name History and Computing. It is one of the longest running journals in digital humanities. Recently, the journal broadened its thematic scope and geographical impact. Our Editorial Board comes from 14 different countries, from all the continents, with experience in topics as diverse as history, literature, linguistics, environmental studies, urban studies, Asian Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, African Studies, gender studies, cultural heritage, and archaeology. The range of methodological expertise is also wide, with text analysis, spatial analysis, network analysis, databases, digital infrastructures, big data, digital pedagogy, digital curation, digital archives, and digital storytelling being prominent.

With this virtual special issue, available for download, we want to show the global reach of the journal and give greater visibility to the diversity of digital humanities approaches that we have been publishing in the last decade. The articles presented here range from Linked Open Data to 3D reconstruction of historical sites, and include a critical review about Artificial Intelligence, an important contribution at a time when everyone is chatting about this topic. In addition to the emerging technologies that have captured the attention of our authors, the journal has a long commitment to spatial analysis methods, with examples that range from the spatial representation of the Holocaust to the introduction of disability studies in the classroom. This special issue also highlights digital research infrastructures, historical data repositories, and concerns about web archiving. Moreover, methodologies now consolidated in the digital humanities, such as xml annotation, network analysis, and crowdsourcing, are represented in several studies regarding music, movies, and literature.

We hope that this special issue will help you engage with our community of digital humanities authors. We look forward to continuing to publish your cutting-edge research in the near future. Enjoy!

Of particular interest to dh+lib readers may be pieces such as “Lost in the Infinite Archive: The Promise and Pitfalls of Web Archives,” by Ian Milligan (Volume 10, Issue 1, March, 2016), “The Missing Voice: Archivists and Infrastructures for Humanities Research” by Reto Speck and Petra Links (Volume 7, Issue 1-2, October 2013), and “Crowdsourcing Bentham: Beyond the Traditional Boundaries of Academic History” by Tim Causer and Melissa Terras (Volume 8, Issue 1, April 2014).

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This post was produced through a cooperation between Tierney Gleason, kYmberly Keeton, Mimosa Shah, and Rebekah Walker (Editors-at-Large), Caitlin Christian-Lamb and Rachel Starry (Editors for the week), Claudia Berger, Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara, Linsey Ford, Pamella Lach, and Hillary Richardson (dh+lib Review Editors), and John Russell (Editor in Chief).