May 4, 2020
Call for Editors
The English edition of The Programming Historian is seeking editors to work actively to solicit and edit lessons. These lessons should focus on providing humanities and social science scholars with the skills to interpret the outputs of digital methods, allowing readers to move from digital data to publishable research.
Managing editor Sarah Melton (Boston College) will offer support on the practices of The Programming Historian’s editorial approaches and policies. In keeping with our commitment to diversity and access to digital humanities, the project team are particularly interested in hearing from women, members of any minority groups, LGBTQ+ members, and peoples from the Global South.
Launched in 2012, The Programming Historian offers more than 80 novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate their research. In recent years, the publication has expanded to include Spanish and French editions. The Programming Historian is a volunteer-led initiative, controlled entirely by the ‘Editorial Board of the Programming Historian’ with the help of community contributors. Read our reviews:
Lincoln Mullen, ‘Review of the Programming Historian’, The Journal of American History, vol. 103, no. 1 (2016), pp. 299-301.
Cameron Blevins, ‘Review of the Programming Historian’, The Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy, vol. 8 (2015).
Interested candidates should submit a 1-page expression of interest outlining your interests, experience, and vision for the publication, to Sarah Melton ([email protected]) by 1 June 2020. Please direct any questions to Sarah in the first instance. Please note that this is a VOLUNTEER ACADEMIC SERVICE POSITION and there is no salary or stipend associated with this role.
Experience in Digital Humanities, Cultural Heritage Informatics, Digital Scholarship, or related fields
Time to commit the role
Self directed & reliable
Understanding of academic publishing beyond one’s own country
Technical writing experience
Spanish or French-language skills