This peer-reviewed e-journal is devoted to the study and reformulation of received philological and philosophical ideas of writing and reading in the Digital Era. It is part of the Directory of Open Access Journals.
About the Journal
This peer-reviewed e-journal is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the impact of digital technologies and artificial intelligence on humanities.
Massimo Lollini, principal Investigator of the Oregon Petrarch Open Book started the on-line peer-reviewed open access journal entitled Humanist Studies & the Digital Age in January, 2011 to disseminate the research developed for two grants: 2010 NEH Digital Humanities Level II Start-Up Grant, The Oregon Petrarch Open Book 2012/2013 ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowship, Manuscripts and Incunabula in the Oregon Petrarch Open Book. The Editorial Board considered studies on Petrarch and the humanist age in all its manifestations and the Oregon Petrarch Open Book as the seminal topics of discussion of Humanist Studies & the Digital Age. Moreover, the journal has encouraged and published submissions to investigate more generally the interface of philological, interpretative, and digital inquiry in the area of early modern and modern studies. The University of Oregon library provided the “Open Journal System” developed by the Public Knowledge Project at Simon Fraser University as the initial publishing and editorial management system for the journal. JQ Johnson, at the time member of the team of the OPOB for the above mentioned grants and Director, Scholarly Communications & Instructional Support University of Oregon Libraries, was instrumental in the successful and timely implementation of the journal. The first issue of Humanist Studies & the Digital Age published the proceedings of “Francesco Petrarca from Manuscript to Digital Culture,” a day-long international symposium held at the University of Oregon in April of 2010 at the University of Oregon. The first three issues of Humanist Studies & the Digital Age were published annually. Since 2015 the journal adopted a bi-annual periodicity.
Currently, the magazine has broadened its area of interest and solicits interdisciplinary contributions, theoretical reflections, and presentations of projects focused on the impact of digital technologies and artificial intelligence on the Humanities.
Focus and Scope
This peer-reviewed e-journal is devoted to the reformulation of received philological and philosophical ideas of writing and reading literary works, motivated by the advent of electronic texts. The journal encourages new theoretical engagements based on comparative media studies, translations and interdisciplinary approaches to a new humanist philology, and a new humanist philosophy, made possible by digital technology. While the Editorial Board considers studies on Petrarch and the humanist age in all its manifestations and the Oregon Petrarch Open Book the seminal topics of discussion of HUMANIST STUDIES & THE DIGITAL AGE, we also encourage submissions that investigate more generally the interface of philological, interpretative, and digital inquiry.
Peer Review Policy
All articles in peer-reviewed sections of the journal will be reviewed by the editor and by at least 2 double-blind peer reviewers. Articles may be accepted with required revisions based on reviewer comments, rejected, or rejected with the option to resubmit. In the first of these cases, the revised draft will typically be re-read by the original reviewers.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. All articles are released under a Creative Commons Attribution No-Derivative-Works or more liberal license.
Humanist Studies & The Digital Age has been published annually, from 2011 to 2013. Since 2015 it is published bi-annually.
Invitation to Authors
Humanist Studies and the Digital Age is presently accepting submissions for future issues. We encourage all authors interested in the intersection of Humanism and technology to consider submitting an article for review.