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September 11, 2019

Le Programming Historian en français s'élargit! Appel à candidatures pour de nouveaux membres

Sofia Papastamkou

Le Programming Historian publie en libre accès des tutoriels ouvertement évalués par des pairs qui permettent l’initiation à et l’apprentissage d’un large éventail d’outils numériques, de techniques et de flux de travail pour faciliter la recherche et l’enseignement en sciences humaines et sociales. Le projet repose intégralement sur le travail de volontaires non rémunéré(e)s.

August 8, 2019

Programming Historian's English Publication Seeks Managing Editor

Adam Crymble

Programming Historian publishes novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching. The managing editor for Programming Historian in English is a voluntary leadership role which comes with it the ultimate authority for the publication. All editors report directly to the managing editor, who has the executive power to accept or reject any paper, and to intervene as they see appropriate in the peer review of any lesson under their remit.

They should be a strong voice and a spokesperson for their publication. They are responsible for quality, and for managing expectations of editors, authors, and reviewers, as well as ensuring that all rules, policies, and relevant laws are followed by members of their team.

On a practical level, the duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Act as first point of contact for prospective authors and collaborators
  2. Solicit feedback on lesson proposals from the Editorial Board and inform author accordingly
  3. Assign editors to lessons in progress upon submission
  4. Monitor peer review process to ensure timely publication
  5. Manage disputes with editors where appropriate
  6. Take final decision on publication, and manage the final publication process as per the guidelines

The candidate will be supported by the rest of the team, which prides itself on creating a collegiate environment. We would be pleased to hear from candidates who also have an interest in supporting the project as a member of our technical team. The technical team is responsible for maintaining and extending the technical infrastructure of Programming Historian, including but not limited to the Jekyll/GitHub pages deployment, page template styling, and integration with 3rd-party services.

Interested candidates should submit a 1 page CV and 200-word expression of interest to Anandi Silva Knuppel ([email protected]) by 31 August 2019.


  • Fluent in English
  • Editorial experience
  • Time to commit the role
  • Self directed
  • Can attend monthly Skype meetings


  • Interest in Digital Humanities
  • Experience with digital community building

July 9, 2019

Programming Historian en español recibe Premio HDH 2018

Jennifer Isasi

Programming Historian en español recibe el premio a Mejor iniciativa formativa desarrollada durante el año 2018 de la HDH.

June 30, 2019

2019 Mid Year Newsletter

Jennifer Isasi

Newsletter #1

June 30, 2019

Bulletin d'information de mi-année 2019

Jennifer Isasi

Bulletin d’information #1

June 30, 2019

Boletín informativo de mitad de año 2019

Jennifer Isasi

Boletín informativo #1

April 8, 2019

Welcome to The Programming Historian en français!

Sofia Papastamkou

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