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Digital Humanities - The Shifting Contexts

Journal call for papers from Digital Library Perspectives

Digital Library Perspectives (DLP) is a peer-reviewed journal concerned with digital content collections.  In its recent expansion of its definition of the digital library, the journal publishes research  related to the curation and web-based delivery of digital objects collected for the advancement of scholarship, teaching and learning, in advancing the digital information environment as it relates to global knowledge, communication and world memory.  Digital Library Perspectives will publish a special issue dedicated to the topic of “Digital Humanities” in 2018.
Digital humanities (DH) is concerned with the application of computational tools and methods to traditional humanities disciplines such as literature, history, and philosophy.    As the definition of digital humanities continues to be shaped by scholars and practitioners, DH as a field continues to explore the expansion and integration of new and existing computing tools, applications, and software in the humanities.  Along with the digital archives, quantitative analyses, and tool-building projects that once characterized the field, DH now encompasses a diverse range of methods and practices, such as visualization of large image sets, 3D modeling of historical artifacts, 'born digital' dissertations, hashtag activism, augmented reality gaming, and mobile makerspaces, just to name a few.     

This special edition of DLP, Digital Humanities - The Shifting Contexts focuses on the shifting framework of scholars and practitioners who do not necessarily identify themselves digital humanists but use Digital Humanities tools and practices in their work. The Guest Editors of this issue include Dr. Megan Meredith-Lobay (University of British Columbia) and Allan Cho (University of British Columbia).  Each paper will be thoroughly reviewed by at least two qualified expert reviewers.   The co-editors invite contributions on the following, as well as other related topics:

  • Role of LIS in supporting non-traditional DH areas of scholarship, i.e. New Media Studies, Musicology, Archaeology, non-textual DH
  • Emerging areas of research, teaching, learning in the digital scholarship in the social sciences and humanities
  • Beyond “What is DH?” - exploring “Why DH?”
  • Non-traditional DH practice and practitioners: inclusion and exclusion
  • DH in non-western contexts
  • The intersections between DH and digital social science
  • Digital Humanities as Data Science.

Digital Library Perspectives is abstracted or indexed in Scopus, and other major sources. Further information regarding the journal can be found on the journal web site here.
Special Issue submissions should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at


Papers due: 1 February 2018 
First round decisions made: February 2018
Revised manuscripts due: March 2018 
Final decisions made: April 2018 
Planned publication: Volume 34 Issue 3 (August) 2018