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Supporting the Programming Historian

The Programming Historian is a volunteer-driven project. We are committed to open source values and our content will not disappear behind a paywall. However, in order for it to grow, improve, and sustain our work, in 2018 the Editorial Board of The Programming Historian started to put in place financial and policy-based mechanisms for accepting sponsorship and donations. This enables us to:


The project is grateful for the following support:

Individual donors to the Programming Historian are vital to growing, improving, and sustaining our work. We welcome both one-time and ongoing donations:

Institutional Partner Programme

The Programming Historian Institutional Partner Programme enables your library, university, or research centre to support the growth, development, and sustainability of our award winning open access publishing platform.

By joining the Institutional Partner Programme you will receive the following benefits:

Partnership rates for 2020 are set at £1,000 GBP (approximately $1,300 USD / €1,180 EUR) and £150 (approximately $195 USD / €175 EUR) for partners in ODA eligible countries. Rates are due annually from the date of first payment. Rates are published in January each year.

To become a Institutional Partner, please email James Baker at [email protected] with “Institutional Partners Programme” in the subject line. Your email should include the following information:

Note that upon email with the subject line “Institutional Partners Programme” you agree to the following conditions:

  1. You are authorized to commit to expenditure of the institution whose name you use.
  2. Once a method of payment is agreed and funds requested you will enter a legally binding agreement for the amounts specified.
  3. The Programming Historian Editorial Board reserves the right to reject funds from any organization or individual for any reason.
  4. The Programming Historian is an international volunteer-driven project whose financial activities are administered by ProgHist Limited, a Not for Profit Company Limited by Guarantee that is registered in England, Company Number 12192946.
  5. The purpose of the Programming Historian is to advance the education of the public in the humanities in particular in the use of digital tools and techniques and to promote research for the public benefit in all aspects of that subject and to publish the useful results.

If you represent an organisation or group who are interested in sponsoring The Programming Historian, please contact James Baker to discuss. Sponsorship can be financial, in-kind, or a combination of both. Sponsorship length and value are negotiable.

All sponsorship is subject to agreement by the Editorial Board of The Programming Historian. In order to avoid perceived conflicts of interest, safeguard our peer review process, and ensure our academic integrity, the Editorial Board have agreed not to accept the following forms of sponsorship

Haven’t got any money?

The Programming Historian runs on the far-from-endless energy of volunteers, and we want to hear from anyone who shares our interest in teaching digital methods, forging new processes of peer review, and building diversity in the digital humanities community. So if you are unwilling or unable to donate to The Programming Historian, but want to contribute in some way, please see our ‘Contribute to The Programming Historian’ page where we’ve outlined common ways to contribute.

Management of Donations and Sponsorship

Donations and sponsorship are managed by James Baker on behalf of the Editorial Board of The Programming Historian.