Slavic Digital Humanities from Below

October 27, 2018

A Slavic and East European Blog Series on the Practices and Theories of Digital Methods

As digital humanities enters the academic mainstream, scholars have become interested in the epistemological, ethical, ideological, and political dimensions of its contributions to literary and cultural studies. Often missing in these conversations, however, are the voices of the practitioners of digital humanities – those conceptualizing research projects, compiling and analyzing datasets, and writing code.

A robust community of scholars continues to grow around digitally-inclined approaches in the Slavic and East European field. This blog series invites researchers to write about their understanding of digital humanities. However, rather than proposing a strictly theoretical focus, we encourage contributors to reflect on their work from the perspective of their own research practice. What are the concrete methodologies and tools of digital research? How do these methodologies change scholarship at a foundational level? How does the laboratory of digital humanities prepare critical interventions into disciplinary knowledge?

Evaluating scholarship from this perspective, this blog series seeks to represent and conceptualize digital humanities as an ongoing intellectual project in our field. Slavic Digital Humanities from Below is also an attempt at a conscious exploration of digital humanities as the collaborative practice of a highly interconnected community. Embracing the affinity between our scholarship, social media, and digital publishing, contributors to this series are invited to join an online working group through the (free) Humanities Commons network to share resources and workshop their contributions to the blog.

The Slavic and East European Blog (SEEB) was established by the Slavic and East European Journal (SEEJ). As part of this blog, the series Slavic Digital Humanities from Below is envisioned as an opportunity for scholars of all career stages to share essays that provide new angles to an ongoing critical debate. Submissions should be between 500 and 1,000 words long and are subject to review.

With proposals for contributions and further question, please contact:
Philip Gleissner
Assistant Professor
Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
The Ohio State University