[Humanist] 29.643 "How did they make that?" (call for submissions)

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Jan 21 10:16:53 CET 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 643.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

        Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:42:42 +0000
        From: "Padilla, Thomas" <tpadilla at mail.lib.msu.edu>
        Subject: “How did they make that?” Section CFP
        In-Reply-To: <73D050020ABFE848A84D2E0A7303A4DC3B48887E at mailbox1.lib.msu.edu>

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 10:41 AM
Call for Proposals

DHCommons Journal seeks procedural descriptions of how to launch and/or maintain an exemplary aspect of a stable digital project for potential publication in its second issue. We encourage you to emphasize in your submission a component of the project that came out particularly well and/or represented a significant challenge (e.g. data visualization, accessibility compliance, data cleaning and preparation). Readers should be able to come away with a sense of how they could begin to tackle a similar challenge. In spirit, these submissions should be inspired by Miriam Posner’s “How did they make that?” http://miriamposner.com/blog/how-did-they-make-that/

DHCommons will publish 1-3 procedural descriptions in each issue of DHCommons Journal. Submissions should be between 600-1000 words in length. Illustrative images are strongly encouraged. Submissions must correspond to digital projects that are publicly available. All submissions will be peer reviewed.

Authors of accepted submissions will be asked to participate in an interview about their project that will be published alongside their piece. The interview will provide an opportunity to describe the project aspect and the project as a whole in more depth. Attempts will be made to select submissions in line with the theme of the overall issue, digital diversity. DHCommons Journal's concept of “diversity”  includes diversity in project language, staff, academic subject, or goals, among other possibilities. DHCommons Journal invites submissions in a wide variety of languages. DHCommons Journal has an International Advisory Board and will work with authors to find reviewers in the language of submission whenever possible.

Examples of previously published work:

Fred Gibbs, "Editorial Sustainability and Open Peer Review at Programming Historian"<http://dhcommons.org/journal/issue-1/editorial-sustainability-and-open-peer-review-programming-historian>

Caitlin Christian-Lamb and Sara Sikes, "How Did They Make That: The Adams Timeline"<http://dhcommons.org/journal/issue-1/how-did-they-make-adams-timeline>

Submissions are due April 1, 2016

For more information visit:


Thomas G. Padilla
Digital Scholarship Librarian
Michigan State University Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive, 4W
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 884-8024
thomaspadilla.org http://www.thomaspadilla.org/

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