The OpenMethods platform highlights curated content about Digital Humanities methods and tools.
With digital methods and tools becoming more and more part of the daily research routines of humanities scholars, practical reflections, descriptions of scientific breakthroughs accelerated by DH techniques and theoretical reflections play an emerging role in scholarly communication. Knowledge and critical discussion of digital methods and tools is much needed to prove the value, chances and challenges of “humanities computing”.
With the enormous amount of material available online, from blog posts, articles, expert reports, etc., we strongly feel the need to highlight and promote especially valuable multilingual and multidisciplinary Open Access content about Digital Humanities methods and tools on one dedicated platform. OpenMethods answers to this need.
How it works
The metablog approach entails that experts as members of the OpenMethods Editorial Team select already published content proposed by Community Volunteers and materials of their choice to be highlighted on the OpenMethods metablog. Topics of interest are descriptions of methods and tools, tool and methods critique, as well as practical and theoretical reflections about how and why humanities research is conducted digitally and how the increasing influence of digital methods and tools changes scholarly attitudes and scientific practices of humanities research.
The group of Digital Humanities experts, known as the OpenMethods Editorial Team, currently comprises 23 editors from 11 countries. If you are interested in joining the OpenMethods team, please contact the Chief Editor Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We do not publish original contributions on OpenMethods, but for this purpose we maintain the Digital Humanities Methods and Tools blog, a multilingual blogging space for Digital Humanities scholars who wish to share the methodological advancements of their research.
Interested in joining us as a guest author? Contact us!