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We’re looking for case studies and sample assignments to include in the Handbook. Case studies are short overviews of digital research projects that help Handbook readers see what digital research projects actually look like in practice. Sample assignments are ideas for how projects and lessons on digital topics can be implemented in a classroom, including details like how much time or expertise are required, and whether they work best for a certain size of class.
We accept submissions on a rolling basis.
We encourage submissions from digital humanities practitioners in a broad range of educational and cultural heritage contexts including higher education institutions, K-12, libraries, archives, museums, and those independent of institutional affiliation. Our authors have been project managers, principal investigators, research and teaching assistants, independent scholars, instructors, librarians, technical staff, graduate students, and faculty.
We welcome researchers engaged in ongoing, or mid-stage, projects to submit a case study as well as researchers who are in the process of finishing or who have recently finished a project. Assignments are best submitted after the author(s) have taught the assignment at least once.
If you have questions, please email us at digitalhandbook[at]duke[dot]edu.
If you are collaborating on your submission and would like your coauthors to have access to your submission in Pubpub, ask them to create a Pubpub account. Step 4 provides more information about how to add coauthors to your submission.
Multiple submissions in either category are welcomed, though we are interested in a wide range of project and assignment examples. For this reason, please limit multiple submissions to work that is substantially different in method, topic/theme, research question, etc.
Each template contains guidelines for formatting your submission. Download these to draft your submission offline or, if you wish to draft your submission directly in Pubpub, paste the template into a new pub in step 4.
Case Studies Submission Template
Sample Assignments Submission Template
Click the button below to create a draft submission, a “pub.” (Learn more about pubs here.) Paste in your chosen submission template and draft your submission directly in Pubpub or copy and paste your answers from a separate document. Note that changes will be automatically saved. (Learn more about how to edit pubs here.)
Give your submission a title. Click on “Untitled Pub” at the top your pub to add a name. Please include “SUBMISSION -” before your title, e.g. “SUBMISSION - Crafting A Necessary Space: The Virtual MLK Project”.
We encourage the inclusion of a variety of media: images, sound and video files, document attachments, and interactive embeds are all welcome. (You can learn more about how to add media here.) If you have questions about how to add media, we can work with you during the submission or editorial processes. Email us at digitalhandbook[at]duke[dot]edu.
To add collaborators, click the “Sharing” button to the right of your pub title. Use the search bar in the popup window that appears to find your collaborators. Select them from the list of suggestions to add them to the list. To grant them edit access change their status from “View” to “Edit” to the right of their name.
If you are creating multiple submissions, please create a separate pub for each submission.
Click “Request Publication” to release your submission for editorial review.
Email digitalhandbook[at]duke[dot]edu with the following information:
Your submission title.
Your list of authors and preferred byline order.
Which project type(s) your submission is most aligned with (please choose up to 3-4):
Your preferred Creative Commons license:
CC-BY - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
CC-0 - Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication
CC-BY-NC - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
CC-BY-ND - Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
CC-BY-NC-ND - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
Whether you need assistance uploading/embedding media.
An image that we may use as a banner and thumbnail for your pub.
Editorial reviews occur quarterly on or after March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31. We strive to review and respond to your submissions within 3 weeks of receiving your submission. The Handbook’s editors will add comments directly to your submission in Pubpub and will notify you of our decision via email. We aim to be as inclusive as possible within the Handbook’s scope but reserve the right to accept with minor revisions, accept with major revisions, or reject your submission.
Once you have received feedback, we work with you to address suggested changes and add media or other content as needed. We can be flexible with finalizing your submission but will not publish any submissions without going through the editorial review process and receiving your approval for publication.
All case studies and assignment authors are given full attribution, and all will receive a DOI. We publish each accepted submission as it completes the review process. Minor changes may be made to Case Studies and Assignments after publication, but please contact us before updating your pub.
Questions? Email us at digitalhandbook[at]duke[dot]edu.
This submission workflow, new to the Handbook as of June 2021, was inspired by the workflow created by NIME, the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression.
We welcome feedback and suggestions on existing content from researchers, students, and instructors, whether you’re an expert or a novice.