Digital Culture and Humanities

Special Issue on Digital Culture and Humanities 

Guest Editors:

Anna Wing-bo Tso, Associate Professor, The Open University of Hong Kong 

Winnie Siu-yee Ho, PhD, Lancaster University

Call for proposal/papers

Digital humanities is a broad array of practices in the field of humanities which incorporate digital and computing technology in teaching, researching, knowledge producing, disseminating and scholarship. It not only translates traditional humanities into new media but also signifies a synthesis of technology and humanistic inquiries. In the digital age, humanistic inquiries expand and transform in unfathomable complexity; new contents are created in high speed. The emergence of electronic archiving, digital scholarship, digitized pedagogy, textual digitization, and software creation, for example, has brought huge impacts to schools, universities, libraries, museums, the mass media, etc. Aiming to investigate the phenomena of digitalization in humanities, culture, and education, this special issue cordially invites frontline international scholars to submit papers with a special focus on digital scholarship, digital archives, language, and communication in social media, as well as the educational implications of digital humanities. Up-to-date research with global insights and discussions of the latest developments in digital literature, library science, online games, social media, museum studies, information literacy, education and technology are most welcome.

Articles may address one or more of the following

Digital Scholarship: With technological advancement and rapid developments of new media forms, what are the new possibilities for research, teaching, and learning? How may research benefit from big data, digital repository, and/or other digital evidence? What digital information issues can be found regarding digital intellectual property, privacy, and confidentiality?      

Language in the digital world:  The web is a sea of language resources. In a digital setting surrounded by emails, blogs, chat rooms, discussion forums, search engines, social media, and online fan-fiction, what language phenomena can be observed? What are the challenges and opportunities for language and learning in the digital age?

Communication and new media analysis: Media literacy, which involves the skills and knowledge to read, understand, and produce texts, is most crucial in the ever-evolving multimedia environment. In what ways have media representations constructed our understanding and interpretations of the world around us? What gender, age, class, and/or race bias and inequalities can be observed in the new media?

Digital revolutions in libraries, galleries, and museums: How are data, books, and artworks organized and archived in the digital age? What social media marketing strategies are employed to increase the social media reach? To what extent do curators and librarians allow technological interactivity in museums, exhibitions, and libraries? 

 Timeline for Articles 

  • Proposals/abstracts due (150 words): 30 August 2019 

  • Proposal/abstract review complete: 15 September 2019

  • Submission of completed manuscripts (up to 6,000 words): 15 November 2019 

  • Manuscript review period: 16 November 2019 – 30 January 2020

  • Notification to authors of proposal/abstract acceptance/rejection: 31 January 2020 

  • Submission of completed revised papers: 15 March 2020 

  • Publication of special issue: 30 April 2020

 Please, refer to JOGLTEP’s author guidelines for details. 

Queries, proposals, and papers for consideration should be emailed to Anna Tso ( and Winnie Ho (