Debates in the Digital Humanities (DDH) 2023, the fourth volume of the series, is now available in a free, interactive, open-access version on the DDH Manifold website. This volume presents a state-of-the-field vision of digital humanities amid rising social, political, economic, and environmental crises; a global pandemic; and the deepening of austerity regimes in U.S. higher education. It includes crucial contributions to the field—from a vital forum centered on the voices of Black women scholars, manifestos from feminist and Latinx perspectives on data and DH, and a consideration of Indigenous data and artificial intelligence, to essays that range across topics such as the relation of DH to critical race theory, capital, and accessibility. Read the volume at https://doi.org/10.5749/9781452969565.
The Journal of Musicological Research has published a roundtable article, “Pedagogical Approaches to Music Encoding”. This article presents five essays from emerging scholars, librarians, and music faculty who are using music encoding as a pedagogical tool with undergraduate and graduate students in academic library and university settings. In these case studies and applications, the contributors are all using the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI), one of several music encoding standards. Read the article at https://doi.org/10.1080/01411896.2023.2231837.
“Operationalizing Canonicity: A Quantitative Study of French 19th and 20th Century Literature” by Jean Barré, Jean-Baptiste Camps, and Thierry Poibeau has been published by the Journal of Cultural Analytics. Read the article at https://doi.org/10.22148/001c.88113 .
Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ) has published Volume 17, Issue 2, Critical Code Studies. This issue, edited by Mark C. Marino and Jeremy Douglass explores the field of Critical Code Studies, defined as “the application of the hermeneutics of the humanities to the interpretation of the extra-functional significance of computer source code.” Read Critical Code Studies at http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/17/2/index.html.
IDEAH has published a special issue, Open, Digital, Collaborative Project Preservation in the Humanities. This special issue, edited by Luis Meneses, is a brief collection of paper submissions from the Open, Digital, Collaborative Project Preservation in the Humanities (Virtual) Conference in June 2021. The articles approach project preservation from unique perspectives. Read Open, Digital, Collaborative Project Preservation at https://doi.org/10.21428/f1f23564.aa85bf79.
Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ) has published Volume 17, Issue 1, Project Resiliency in the Digital Humanities. This issue, edited by Martin Holmes, J. Matthew Huculak, and Janelle Jenstad, argues that there is work to be done in getting Digital Humanities projects to the point of being archivable in the same way that libraries preserve books. Read Project Resiliency at http://digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/17/1/index.html.
British Newsreels, 1911-1930: Culture and Society on Film is a new video resource that comprises around 6,000 early twentieth century Topical Budget newsreels drawn from the British Film Institute and Imperial War Museums. Topical Budget was one of the major British newsreels of the silent era. These silent films, which reached a weekly audience of up to five million, offer fascinating insights into British life, culture and society with subjects ranging from the First World War, the Royal Family, and domestic and international politics through to sport, leisure and fashion. View British Newsreels at https://www.amdigital.co.uk/collection/british-newsreels-1911-1930.
“Text-Mining Metadata: What Can Titles Tell Us of the History of Modern and Contemporary Art?” by Mike Bowman has been published by the Journal of Cultural Analytics. Read the article at https://doi.org/10.22148/001c.74602.
The National Archives UK has published the third and final module of Colonial Caribbean, the definitive primary source collection documenting life under British colonial rule. Drawn from the vast archives of the British Colonial Office, this extensive digital resource covers three centuries of Caribbean history and is essential for all students and researchers of the Caribbean and British colonial rule. View Colonial Caribbean at https://www.amdigital.co.uk/collection/colonial-caribbean.