Publication of issue 22: November 2018
Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2018
The development of computing technology and the expansion of the digital medium have given rise to major transformations from a social, political, cultural and epistemological perspective. Digital Humanities, as a field of research, critical reflection and action, has become one of the key agents in this process of transformation, contributing, on the one hand, to its own development; and on the other, to its critical analysis. Thus, the practice of Digital Humanities helps us expand contemporary society extending into new forms of access, production and distribution of knowledge, culture, social actions and political discourse, while also aware of its problems, imbalances and uncertainties.
The 3rd International Congress of the HDH, held in Malaga in October 2017, focused its attention on this crucial role performed by Digital Humanities, addressing three key aspects: societies, politics and knowledge. The following question was proposed for consideration: How are the Digital Humanities contributing – or might contribute – to the transformation of these dimensions in the diversity of the territorial and cultural contexts where the Digital Humanities are developed?
One of the main goals of this CFP is to compile the most significant contributions that were presented at the HDH2017 in order to expand their dissemination and scope. Therefore, we are inviting any participants of the HDH2017 interested in being featured in this issue to submit their research. However, this CFP is open to anyone working in the field of DH who would like to contribute to this special issue. Consequently, this monographic issue aims to present the current situation regarding Digital Humanities, in particular as practised in Spain and Latin America or directly related to Hispanic cultures, giving visibility to the aspects of the research being conducted and the epistemological, critical and methodological issues it is trying to address. Although it is true that Digital Humanities is now a global phenomenon that shares questions, challenges and methodologies, the idiosyncrasies of the local contexts in which the practice of Digital Humanities takes place constitute a key factor of singularity and difference, as do the thematic and linguistic spectrum they address. Therefore, in this monographic issue we also wish to contribute to the reflection on what aspects build the identity of these Digital Humanities.
For issue 22 of Artnodes, we are inviting the submission of articles which cover the following topics included in the CFP of HDH2017:
- What is the social impact and projection of Digital Humanities? In what way do Digital Humanities help us reconfigure sociocultural spaces, global-local dialectics, and regional and cultural diversity? How can they collaborate in the economic stimulation of regions? In what way can they contribute to the challenge of making the world more balanced, inclusive, tolerant and open?
- Where does their political dimension lie? What is or should be their role in the turbulent political times in which we live? What type of political construction are Digital Humanities in themselves? What policies sustain their current development and expansion?
- We know that Digital Humanities question the parameters that have defined the traditional academic system until now, but what is the real degree of transformation? Are Digital Humanities developing a knowledge that is really new? What are its methodological innovations, beyond the application of certain technologies? In what way does the diversity of knowledge that constitutes our world interconnect and hybridize? If the interdisciplinarity inherent to Digital Humanities exceeds the traditional concept of “areas of knowledge” inherited from modernity, where are the new frontiers in the processes of knowledge production now?
- Finally, will the hybrid space which Digital Humanities are helping to create become a new territory of freedom in which humans are able to experiment and create in the search for a better world?
The specific proposals can explore the following aspects of DH:
Network analysis and graph theory
Geospatial analysis, maps and mapping
Mobile applications and mobile design
Archives, repositories, sustainability and preservation
Information architecture and recovery
Copyright, licences and open access
Corpus and corpus linguistics
Digital science publishing
Digital critical publishing
Stylistics and stylometry
GLAM: galleries, libraries, archives and museums
History of Digital Humanities
Digital Humanities and critical discourses
Digital Humanities and new education models
Digital Humanities – pedagogy and curriculum
Digital Humanities – institutional support
Digital Humanities, entrepreneurship, social innovation and creative economy
Interfaces, user experience, accessibility and user-friendliness
Metadata, ontology and Semantic Web
Data mining and text mining
3D modelling, augmented reality and virtual reality
Code policies and epistemology
Natural language processing
Simulation and modelling
Critical theory of digital culture
Computer assisted translation
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Artnodes is an open-access academic journal produced by the UOC since 2002. It is published twice a year, in June and December. Its articles come from public calls for papers and are subject to blind review by experts in the corresponding subject area. The journal is indexed in Q2 of Scimago Journal & Country Rank (2016), CARHUS Plus+, Scopus (Elsevier), MIAR, Latindex, etc.
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