Digital research methods (i.e. the use of digital technology to collect and/or analyze research data) have become increasingly relevant over the past decade, allowing humanities researchers to formulate new questions, to find new connections in their data, and/or to synthesize very large amounts of data.  Similarly, the use of digital media has grown in relevance for the transmission of research results.  Given these advances, the editors at Encounters are creating a new section for digital methods and media, which will make its first appearance in the November 2017 issue.

We are see seeking submissions from researchers that integrate digital methods and/or digital media in their work.  Digital methods include (but are not limited to) text analytics, text topic modeling, computer-vision image analysis, GIS analysis, or any network analysis.  Digital media include (but are not limited to) software, websites, interactive displays, or data visualizations. We are accepting either paper submissions or digital submissions.  We encourage the submissions of papers that feature links to digital works or project websites, and we especially encourage the submission of digital works that can be published as web pages on our website.  Digital submissions may include (but are not limited to) interactive narratives and/or interactive data visualizations.

Guidelines for paper submissions: up to 7500 words in pdf or doc or docx format.

Guidelines for digital submissions: must run on an html platform. 

Deadline: June 1st, 2017.

For further information on submissions please contact Ana Jofre (ajofre@faculty.ocadu.ca).