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The Journal is dead, long live The Journal!

Edward Vanhoutte
Editor-in-Chief, DSH. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities

DSH, short for Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, is a brand new Journal which publishes original contributions on digital scholarship in the humanities, and yet it is almost 30 years old. As the successor to and the continuation of LLC: The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, formerly known as Literary and Linguistic Computing, DSH is the longest standing journal in the field. At the same time, it is the latest addition to an exciting range of online and print scholarly journals devoted to the Digital Humanities.


After almost 30 years of publishing international peer reviewed scholarly papers in the continuously evolving field of what is now called the Digital Humanities, the Journal's name did not cover the subject anymore. Back in 1986, when the Journal was founded by the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC), literary and linguistic computing was exactly what it was all about. The first issue of Literary and Linguistic Computing (1986) published papers on authorship, style, meaning, text processing, linguistics, and lexicometrics. In 2015, the festive  celebratory 30th volume of the Journal will publish papers on oral history, film, ontologies, digital collections, and data modelling next to other papers of a more literary and linguistic nature. Therefore, the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) and the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH), who own the Journal, together with the journal's editorial team, have decided to rebrand in order to provide a better representation of the current digital research in the Humanities.


From 2015 onwards, the Journal will appear as Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (DSH), taking into account all digital scholarship undertaken in the Humanities in its widest meaning. The Journal will include, but will not limit itself to the Digital Humanities and welcomes (interdisciplinary) contributions from fields akin to or related to the Digital Humanities. Being the Journal of the ADHO, which currently groups seven international professional associations, the targeted readership is still the DH community. However, by moving the emphasis from one or other definition of the field to digital scholarly activity, and thus to scholars active in the Humanities, DSH hopes to broaden the interest and the scope in, of, and about the field. Because there is plenty of room left in our big tent.
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