Scholarly Editing – Call for contributions (Deadline: 6.1.2022)

Dear colleagues, and with apologies for cross-posting— 

The editors of Scholarly Editing have extended our deadline for contributions for volume 40 to June 1, 2022  Please consider contributing! In addition to our several sections of the journal, I’d like to highlight “Uncovering and Sustaining the Cultural Record” (see below), as the word count is quite brief (1,250-4,000 words). You can see examples of this section in our recently published volume 39.

With all kind wishes,

Noelle A. Baker, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)

Independent Scholar

Co-Editor in Chief, Scholarly Editing

Uncovering and Sustaining the Cultural Record

Editing primary sources for publication has extensive origins in multiple disciplines, as is evident from the membership of the Association for Documentary Editing, a multi-disciplinary organization that includes scholars from history, philosophy, literature, and musicology in the United States and abroad. We invite scholars, digital humanists, librarians, students, archivists, educators, and community members from outside these groups to contribute brief essays (1,250-4,000 words) about their experiences of uncovering and sustaining the cultural record as a set of practices, as a field, or as an act of recovery of silenced voices.

In issuing this invitation, we look forward to publishing a set of short essays that will demonstrate diversities of practice, perspective, and emphasis. Our goal is to explore capaciously the contexts of knowledge production as theorized by Roopika Risam in New Digital Worlds: Postcolonial Digital Humanities in Theory, Praxis, and Pedagogy (2019). Central questions include “how projects are designed, how material in them is framed, how data in them is managed, and what forms of labor are being used to create them.”