Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Journal of the Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa

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Upcoming deadline: 15 May 2022

We invite authors and particularly those from the Digital Humanities community to submit manuscripts to a special issue of the JDHASA. In this special issue, we want to investigate the manifold connections of the Digital Humanities with academic disciplines that are not usually connected with DH. We also welcome comparative Digital Humanities studies of different datasets, and hands-on or analytical work in the sciences where Digital Humanities methods or approaches are applied. Practical examples of the application of Digital Humanities and their application to real life problems are equally welcome. In particular, research within the context of Southern Africa is encouraged.

Topic of Interests include but are not limited to:

  • Connections of Digital Humanities and the Sciences, e.g., DH meets Medicine, Social Science, Education, Geography, or Climate Change;
  • Digital Humanities methods applied to multiple fields of Humanities, such as Literature and Music, Social Sciences and NLP, Language studies and Education;
  • Applications of Digital Humanities to real life problems in developing countries and communities;
  • Digital Humanities research in low-resource environments;
  • Theoretical or Hermeneutic studies of multi-disciplinary Digital Humanities.

Formal requirements: 

  • Manuscripts are to be submitted as PDF and .docx or .odt (or as zip-compressed Latex folder) on our website; Submissions have to be made directly via the journal website ( );
  • All submissions should be formatted according to our ODT, LaTeX and Word style guides
  • Submissions should be max. 15 pages long excluding references;
  • The review process will be open (for both authors and reviewers).

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline 15 May 2022
  • Notification to authors, first review: 16 July 2022
  • Revised manuscripts due: 31 August 2022
  • Notification to authors, second review: 30 September 2022
  • Final version: 15 November 2022
  • Publication: December 2022

About the journal

The Journal of the Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA) is a peer-reviewed open-access journal of DHASA. Since its foundation in 2016, DHASA has become the official network of digital humanities scholars in Southern Africa. DHASA members come from a wide variety of fields in the humanities, social sciences, and computer sciences.

Guest editors

Franziska Pannach, Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities, Germany
Menno van Zaanen, South African Centre for Digital Language Resources, South Africa