[Humanist] 28.534 LLC becomes DSH

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Dec 4 07:01:16 CET 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 534.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 15:57:24 -0500 (EST)
        From: llcjournal at edwardz.be
        Subject: LLC becomes DSH

The Journal is dead, long live The Journal!
Edward Vanhoutte
Editor-in-Chief, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (DSH)

DSH is a brand new Journal which publishes original contributions on digital scholarship in the humanities, and yet it is almost 30 years old. As the successor to and the continuation of Literary and Linguistic Computing (LLC), the Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities is the longest standing journal in the field. At the same time, it is the latest addition to an exciting range of online and print scholarly journals devoted to the Digital Humanities.

After almost 30 years of publishing international peer reviewed scholarly papers in the continuously evolving field of what is now called the Digital Humanities, the Journal's name did not cover the subject anymore. Back in 1986, when the Journal was founded by the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing [ALLC], literary and linguistic computing was exactly what it was all about. The first issue of Literary and Linguistic Computing [1986] published papers on authorship, style, meaning, text processing, linguistics, and lexicometrics. In 2015, the festive 30th volume of the Journal will publish papers on oral history, film, ontologies, digital collections, and data modelling next to other papers of a more literary and linguistic nature. Therefore, the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations [ADHO] and the European Association for Digital Humanities [EADH], who own the Journal, together with the journal's editorial team, have decided to rebrand it in order to provide a better representation of the current digital research in the Humanities.

From 2015 onwards, the Journal will appear as DSH. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities will cover all digital scholarship undertaken in the Humanities in its widest meaning. The Journal will include, but will not limit itself to the Digital Humanities and welcomes interdisciplinary contributions from fields akin or related to the Digital Humanities. Being the Journal of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations [ADHO], which currently groups 7 international professional associations, the targeted readership is still the DH community. However, by moving the emphasis from one or other definition of the field to digital scholarly activity, and thus to scholars active in the Humanities, DSH hopes to broaden the interest and the scope in, of and about the field. Because there is plenty of room left in our big tent.

Best wishes,

Edward Vanhoutte
DSH Digital Scholarship in the Humanities

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