DHCommons Survey and CFP

Following the launch of its first issue (http://dhcommons.org/journal/issue-1), DHCommons is seeking feedback from the DH community and new projects for peer review in subsequent issues. Please see both the survey and CFP below, and consider contributing to either or both.

The survey can be found at http://goo.gl/forms/9XMqxTIaEI. Thank you for participating!


The editorial team of centerNet’s DHCommons journal is delighted to request submissions for its second and subsequent issues. We seek mid-stage digital projects who wish peer review and feedback that will contribute to the project’s development.

We especially hope to center our second issue on digital diversity. We conceive of “diversity” to include diversity in project language, staff, academic subject, or goals, among other possibilities. DHCommons invites project statements in a wide variety of languages. We have an international Advisory Board and will work with authors towards finding reviewers in the language of submission whenever possible.

Questions we imagine this issue will address are:

  • How can we provide a coherent vision for a project based upon heterogeneous digital content?
  • What does it mean to do a true feminist digital project both in terms of project and creation?
  • What challenges does a pedagogically oriented digital humanities project face?
  • How does the language of the project affect its development, dissemination and evaluation and recognition?
  • How do local infrastructural challenges shape and suggest different modes of making and building DH projects?
  • How capably can DH projects embrace diversity via intersections with other disciplines and yet demonstrate its disciplinary rigor by going beyond providing technological frameworks?

The DHCommons journal supports digital humanities scholarship by providing peer review for mid-stage digital projects. DHCommons makes visible the important work that often goes unseen in the midst of DH project development and helps DH scholars claim departmental, disciplinary, and institutional credit for that labor. DHCommons provides the robust and recognizable system of academic credit that scholars require.

Project teams are asked to submit a “project statement” that will be used by the reviewers. The project statement will be published in the journal, alongside the reviews. For examples, please go to our first issue at http://dhcommons.org/journal/issue-1. Project teams are invited to recommend reviewers for their project if they wish. Reviewers will take into consideration both the project statement and the actual project.

Projects will be assessed for both their form (technical aspects) and content (contributions to humanities subject areas). The project statement should describe how the project contributes to its field(s) and in what ways the digital methods and modes of presentation address larger academic issues. More detailed information about DHCommons' Vision, Submission Policies, and Review Policies can be found at http://dhcommons.org/journal.

Submissions are due by April 1, 2016.

DHCommons is a centerNet publication sponsored by ADHO (Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations). The Managing Editor is Padmini Ray Murray (Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology), with Co-Editors-in Chief Ryan Cordell (Northeastern University), Isabel Galina (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) and Laurent Romary (Inria & DARIAH) and Technical Editor Quinn Dombrowski (UC Berkeley). The Editorial Assistant is Laura Hartmann-Villalta (Northeastern University). The Editorial Board includes Anne Baillot (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Cheryl E. Ball (West Virginia University), Marin Dacos (Centre pour l’édition électronique ouverte), Rebecca Frost Davis (St. Edward’s University), Jason Ensor (Western Sydney University), Jieh Hsiang (National Taiwan University, Taipei), Tara McPherson (University of Southern California), Rafael Pérez y Pérez (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Cuajimalpa), Torsten Reimer (Imperial College London), Roopika Risam (Salem State University), Geoffrey Rockwell (University of Alberta), and Patrick Sahle (University of Cologne)