The Journal of Open Humanities Data (JOHD) aims to be a key part of a thriving community of scholars sharing humanities data. The journal features peer reviewed publications describing humanities research objects or techniques with high potential for reuse. Humanities subjects of interest to JOHD include, but are not limited to Art History, Classics, History, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Music and musicology, Philosophy, Religious Studies, etc. Submissions that cross one or more of these traditional disciplines are particularly encouraged.
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Given the growing interest, continued relevance, and changing landscape of the pandemic with the start of a global vaccination roll out, as well as the diverse range of data papers we have received for the special collection, Humanities data in the time of COVID-19, the Journal of Open Humanities Data is opening up a second call for papers!
The current collection engages in critical analyses and describes open-access datasets covering various areas of enquiry around the pandemic, which draw on sources from diary contributions, oral and written narratives, photographs and maps, survey data, and social media and video accounts. These papers highlight the social and cultural impact of the virus, as well as subsequent government lockdown measures. The papers have diverse and impactful reuse potential and are of interest for a range of humanities and social science scholars.
We invite you to submit a data paper by 31 October 2021 that captures the human experience and global impact of COVID-19 through the perspective of the humanities.
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Posted on 14 Jul 2021
The lack of “guidelines and metrics for evaluating data creation, curation, sharing, and re-use” (Berez-Kroeker et al., 2018) poses a significant challenge for practitioners of language documentation, who often struggle to earn recognition from the academic community for the documentary records that they produce (Riesberg, 2018), reflecting a discipline-specific manifestation of broader lack of recognition of the merit of open scholarship for review and hiring (Alperin et al. 2019).
The aim of this Special Collection of the Journal of Open Humanities Data (JOHD) is to develop a detailed outline of what an effective peer-review process for documentary materials might look like, and how such a system would foster better recognition for these materials.
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Posted on 09 Mar 2021
Posted on 09 Mar 2021
Research in computational and quantitative approaches to humanities data is a fast growing interdisciplinary area. The first Computational Humanities Research workshop (CHR2020) took place online from 18 to 20 November 2020, organized by the DHLab of the KNAW Humanities Cluster in Amsterdam and The Alan Turing Institute. Although most research presented had a strong data-driven component, the focus of the workshop was primarily on methods, techniques, and computational analyses in humanities research. Thus, the challenges of the underlying humanities data for computational research remained relatively underexposed, but are at least as important. This special collection aims to highlight the challenges of humanities data for computational research.
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Posted on 22 Jan 2021
Posted on 21 Jan 2021