[Humanist] 31.282 pubs: digital humanities; web semantics; new journal

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Sep 5 17:36:33 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 282.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Hyvönen_Eero <eero.hyvonen at aalto.fi>                     (20)
        Subject: Final CFP: Special Issue on Web Semantics for Digital

  [2]   From:    Simon Ganahl <simon.ganahl at univie.ac.at>                   (5)
        Subject: Launch of the peer-reviewed open access journal Le

  [3]   From:    David Berry <D.M.Berry at sussex.ac.uk>                      (21)
        Subject: Book launch: Digital humanities

        Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2017 09:15:53 +0000
        From: Hyvönen_Eero <eero.hyvonen at aalto.fi>
        Subject: Final CFP: Special Issue on Web Semantics for Digital Humanities

Special Issue on Web Semantics for Digital Humanities
Deadline approaching: October 2, 2017

Journal of Web Semantics, the leading international journal in its field of research,  has announced a call for papers for a special issue on "Web Semantics for Digital Humanities". Digital humanities is a new and emerging field, which brings together humanities scholars, social scientists and computer and information scientists to work on agendas of both fundamental and applied research. The field combines digital semantic technologies and (big) digital heritage data. Digital humanities research is typically driven by core questions in each of these disciplines: on the one hand semantic technologies are applied in novel ways in addressing research questions of humanities and social sciences; on the other hand these areas stimulate the development of novel methods in computer and information sciences. This special issue is calling for the submission of novel and impactful research results demonstrating the design, development, evaluation and use of research methods and infrastructures based on Semantic Web technologies for cultural heritage data and use cases in digital humanities scholarship.

For more information, see:


Best regards - terveisin


P.S. Let me use this opportunity to inform you also about two open CFPs for Digital Humanities events to be held in Finland at the Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities (HELDIG):

HELDIG Digital Humanities Summit 2017

Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 2018

Prof. Eero Hyvönen, Director
Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities (HELDIG)
University of Helsinki and Aalto University
phone:  +358 50 384 1618
Heldig: Room A305, Metsätalo, Unioninkatu 40, Helsinki, http://heldig.fi<http://heldig.fi/>
Aalto: Room B128, Konemiehentie 2, Espoo, http://seco.cs.aalto.fi/
Homepage: http://seco.cs.aalto.fi/u/eahyvone/

        Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2017 13:29:46 +0200
        From: Simon Ganahl <simon.ganahl at univie.ac.at>
        Subject: Launch of the peer-reviewed open access journal Le foucaldien

Launch of the peer-reviewed open access journal Le foucaldien

We are pleased and proud to announce the launch of the peer-reviewed open access journal Le foucaldien, published by the Open Library of Humanities from September 1, 2017: https://foucaldien.net/. Le foucaldien is a spin-off from the foucaultblog, which was founded by a group of humanities scholars at the University of Zurich in 2013. The motives for launching the journal were to further professionalize the publication process, make the contributions digitally sustainable, and broaden the scope. As we migrated several research papers from the foucaultblog, Le foucaldien was able to start with thirty published articles as well as two completed and two ongoing special issues. Hence 2017 will already be the third volume of the journal.

Le foucaldien publishes interdisciplinary research along the lines of the philosopher and historian Michel Foucault (1926–1984) in English, German, and French. The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy credits Foucault with being "the author most frequently cited in the humanities" at the beginning of the 21st century, but his concepts are challenged in emerging fields such as media studies, digital humanities, post-colonialism, new materialism, and science and technology studies. Hence the main focus of Le foucaldien lies on updating and operationalizing Foucauldian approaches in preferably plain language.

The journal's publisher, the Open Library of Humanities (OLH), is a not-for-profit charity financed by an international consortium of libraries. Due to its non-commercial business model, the OLH does not charge any author fees. Le foucaldien's articles are double-blind peer reviewed, published under a cc-by open access license, indexed in all major databases, and archived long-term in HTML, PDF, and XML. The journal is edited by Maurice Erb, Simon Ganahl, and Patrick Kilian, who are assisted by Oriane Petteni and supported by an editorial board of highly renowned scholars. For details on the submission process, please visit Le foucaldien's website: https://foucaldien.net/about/submissions/.

The foucaultblog (http://www.fsw.uzh.ch/foucaultblog/) will of course continue to exist, but unlike our established practice, we won't publish extensive research papers and special issues any longer. On the one hand, the foucaultblog will regularly post announcements around the activities of Le foucaldien and the Foucauldian community in general; and on the other hand, we will go on to publish shorter essays, interventions, and commentaries by external authors. While Le foucaldien is positioned as a high-quality journal for substantial research along Foucauldian lines, the foucaultblog is an explicitly open platform unfolding a digital space for more experimental and subjective forms of writing.

        Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 08:51:05 +0000
        From: David Berry <D.M.Berry at sussex.ac.uk>
        Subject: Book launch: Digital humanities

Dear colleagues,

you are all invited to:

Norwegian book launch of “Digital Humanities”

Thursday 14 September, 18.00
Litteraturhuset (Oslo)
Free entrance, refreshments will be served

Please register your attendance at https://www.facebook.com/events/212019339331919/

David M. Berry and Anders Fagerjord present their new book "Digital Humanities: Knowledge and Critique in a Digital Age" (Cambridge: Polity, 2017).

Comments by Aleksander Refsum Jensenius and Charles M. Ess.

Polity Press offers the book at a discount at the book launch.

All best,

David and Anders

Professor David M. Berry

Professor of Digital Humanities
Co-Director, Sussex Humanities Lab

School of Media, Film and Music
University of Sussex,
East Sussex. BN1 8PP


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