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.
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.
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 […]
Journalism.co.uk, 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.
The PressForward Plugin is a tool for aggregating and curating content from the web from within a WordPress dashboard. It is designed to support bloggers and editorial teams who wish to aggregate and share content from a variety of sources.
THATCamp Publishing is a free, one-day unconference on June 19 open to publishers, librarians, faculty and students, archivists, museum professionals, interested amateurs, technologists, administrators, and funders from the nonprofit and for-profit sectors — any and all who want to advance scholarly publishing in and for a digital age.
PressForward is pleased to announce the release of the inaugural issue of Spatial Demography, a new publicationfocused on the spatial analysis of demographic processes. This cross-disciplinary work involves modern demographic data visualization, enhanced geo-referenced data availability, and spatial statistics, facilitated through full color graphics, motion video tools, and a quick time-to-publication.
The advancement of scholarship relies on the timely communication of questions, methods, results, and reflections. The iterative publications Digital Humanities Now and theJournal of Digital Humanities are intended to facilitate this process. DHNow surfaces and distributes the conversations weekly in order to invite participation and feedback. The Journal of Digital Humanities then identifies the conversations that need a stable landing on which to pause and reflect before continuing onward.
An archived version of PressForward’s webinar for Educause is now available. More than 65 leaders in information technology and higher education logged in for the live webinar. The audio, slides, and chat transcript are still available for this overview of current efforts to distribute and evaluate scholarly work available on the open web. The webinar […]