[Humanist] 26.724 pubs: DHCommons, a new journal

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Jan 28 07:21:07 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 724.
           Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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     Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2013 12:23:07 -0500
     From: Neil Fraistat <fraistat at umd.edu>
     Subject: centerNet's New Journal: DHCommons

Dear all,

centerNet is delighted to announce that two of its sponsored projects,
DHCommons and arts-humanities.net, will merge under the DHCommons moniker.
The two sites' databases of digital humanities projects will be combined,
becoming the hub for people to find projects and organizations to find
people. This expanded *DHCommons* will include an overlay journal, which
will be centerNet's official ADHO-sponsored publication. * *The overlay
journal concept on which the new publication will be based was proposed by
the arts-humanities.net transition committee chaired by Geoffrey Rockwell
(University of Alberta).

Using the underlying database architectures of *arts-humanities.net* and the
DHCommons website, the journal will provide much-needed peer-review of
mid-stage digital humanities projects. The decision to move in this new
direction acknowledges and responds to technological and philosophical
changes that gradually are transforming promotion and tenure criteria in the
academy. By peer reviewing digital humanities projects, the new * DHCommons*
will provide useful guidance about potential collaborations as projects
develop. Peer-reviewed assessments will help address one of the biggest
problems the field faces in the academy’s reward system, which has had a
hard time knowing how to evaluate DH work.

Our thanks to the *arts-humanities.net* transition committee for its
thoughtful recommendations and to the board of *DHCommons* for rising to
this occasion.

We hope to have an editorial staff and international advisory board in place
by Spring and look forward to a public launch this Fall.

Katherine Walter and Neil Fraistat


--Neil Fraistat
Professor of English & Director
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
University of Maryland
301-405-5896 or 301-314-7111 (fax)
Twitter: @fraistat

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