A Model for Multilingual and Multicultural Digital Scholarship Methods Publishing: The Case of Programming Historian

Jennifer Isasi, Riva Quiroga, Nabeel Siddiqui, Joana Vieira Paulino, Alex Wermer-Colan

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Programming Historian (PH) was launched in 2008 as an introductory resource to Python, created by William J. Turkel and Alan MacEachern. In 2012, PH expanded its editorial team and thematic scope to become an open-access peer-reviewed journal of methodologies for digital scholarship relevant across the humanities and social sciences. The English-language version served as the original model of intake, open peer-review, and publication but in 2017, 2019 and 2021, respectively, PH added Spanish-, French-, and Portuguese-language versions. Becoming a unique set of multilingual journals, however, raised many obstacles along the way. This chapter will focus on the development of our multilingual and multicultural publishing strategies aimed at providing readability for our global audience, as we believe Programming Historian can provide a model for digital publishing and the digital humanities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMultilingual Digital Humanities
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781003831228
ISBN (Print)9781032491943
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences

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