The Year in Digital Humanities Now

As 2013 rolls to an end and magazines and newspapers begin to reflect on the past year, we thought we’d take a look at the last twelve months in Digital Humanities Now. As part of the PressForward project’s research into scholarly communication, these periodic status updates help us better understand where we’ve been and provoke […]

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PressForward at the Museum Computer Network

Slides are now available for project director Joan Fragaszy Troyano and RRCHNM colleague Sheila Brennan’s presentation at the “New Approaches to Museum Publishing” panel at the Museum Computer Network meeting in Montreal on November 23, 2013.

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The New Editors-at-Large Corner on Digital Humanities Now

With a large and ever-growing readership our flagship publication, Digital Humanities Now relies on the tireless efforts of a rotating team of volunteers who read through curated RSS feeds and nominate items of interest for publication. One of the ongoing challenges for managing DHNow, however, has been coordinating the efforts of these volunteers. This post describes recent changes to our coordination methods and introduces the new “Editors-at-Large Corner” with information about our processes for our editors-at-large, readers, and community at large.

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Digital Humanities Now (and Then)

Over the past four years, Digital Humanities Now (DHNow) has used a variety of approaches to aggregating, reviewing, selecting, and disseminating scholarly content from the open web. By experimenting with DHNow, we are developing methodologies and technologies to facilitate community-sourced publications beyond digital humanities. In this post we detail some of the methods and technologies we have used along the way and our wishlist and plans for the future.

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Happy Anniversary, PressForward!

Happy Anniversary, PressForward! Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan foundation and based at George Mason University’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, the PressForward project was born two years ago with a mission to showcase the varied, dynamic, and provocative digital humanities scholarship published on the open web. To do this, the project […]

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PressForward at the Western Humanities Alliance Annual Meeting

Slides are now available for PressForward project director Joan Fragaszy Troyano’s presentation for the “New Publishing Tools, Aggregators and Presses” panel at the Western Humanities Alliance Annual Meeting in San Diego, California on November 1, 2013.

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Journal of Digital Humanities 2.2: Expanding Communities of Practice

Journal of Digital Humanities

The sixth issue of the Journal of Digital Humanities is now available online, with options to download as epub, PDF, or iBook.

The materials featured in this sixth issue of the Journal of Digital Humanities expose “communities of practice” in digital humanities beyond the constellations of people and institutions directly engaged in experimental and digitally-inflected scholarship. Communities of practice, socially constructed groups that form around shared interests or crafts, often generate forms of tacit knowledge that circulate informally. What distinguishes the works herein is their articulation of tacit knowledge produced during the course of project development. While they originate in diverse sites of digital humanities scholarship, these project strategically engage contingent audiences. Furthermore, each details conscious decisions that tailor its approach to collaborative creation and implementation.

Read the rest of the sixth issue of the Journal of Digital Humanities here.

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PressForward welcomes Stephanie Westcott!

We are very excited to have Stephanie Westcott join the PressForward team. Stephanie has worked in the publishing and communication fields in addition to teaching American history for the University of Wisconsin. Stephanie is an historian of popular culture, and received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012. At RRCHNM, Stephanie will help manage Digital Humanities Now and Journal of Digital Humanities, as well as conduct outreach for the PressForward plugin and project.

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Reflections on the Journal of Digital Humanities Editorial Process

Note: This post includes an update from September 16, 2013. The publication process at the Journal of Digital Humanities (JDH) has recently come under scrutiny, and we would like to take this opportunity to shed light on the journal’s operation and reflect on how we communicate our editorial practice. We value the community’s input on […]

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Plugin featured on, a British publication for the journalism profession, has profiled the new Pressforward plugin. Reporter Alastair Reed interviewed developer Aram Zucker-Scharff and project director Joan Fragaszy Troyano for background on the development of the plugin, as well as a description of its features.

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