Encoding and Decoding Digital Humanities

deadline for submissions: 
January 30, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
New Academia
contact email: 

We are pleased to announce this call for paper for the proposed anthology in this emerging field of Digital Humanities.  We are seeking academics and professionals in the field who might like to send us a scholarly abstract for consideration for inclusion in the book. The aim of this scholarly collection is to bring forth how digital humanities has shaped humanities studies and our culture.

Concept note:

The digital world has proliferated our lives, we live, thrive, despair, bask and become digital beings. There has been a paradigm shift in our lives and perception of the world. It has transformed the conventional mode of knowledge. Reading (Kindling) literature from its rubrics will enhance and enlarge the domain of literature. Digital tools and methods augment research and develop critical acumen. It takes into account the opportunities and challenges on the encounter of digital and humanities. Its field is vast and encompasses the entire human record, from prehistory to the present.

Digital Humanities is an active intersection of computers and humanities. It is an interdisciplinary field that contributes to our knowledge of computing. It triggers collaborative and team spirits for sustainable development. Anne Burdick defined, “Digital Humanities is less a unified field than an array of convergent practises that explore a universe in which print is no longer the primary medium in which knowledge is produced and disseminated”.  Its popularity can be gauged from its communities known as “DHers”.  From Shakespeare Quartos Archive to Orlando Project, and many others, Digital Humanities has revolutionised the field of humanities. Its scope is immense as human and humanistic approaches are intertwined.

We appreciate paper focusing on how digitalization of artistic work, informational, formation/ obliteration of identity, culture, creativity, geographies, hybridizations, gender, race, ethnicity, globalization, democracy, authoritarianism, etc. Inquiries on how what and why of digital humanities. The following sub-points can be used to deliberate on the research possibilities of digital humanities, may include but are not limited to are:

  • Digital humanities, theory, method and concept
  • Digital performative
  • Digital violence, conflict and peace
  • Digital queerness and transgender
  • Digital folklore and indigenous studies
  • Digital biographies and autobiographies
  • Digital translation
  • Digital literature
  • Digital reading and consuming of text
  • Digitalisation of text
  • Digital space (Gender issues)
  • Digital transformation via various social media platforms.
  • Digital archives and partition literature
  • Digital pedagogies
  • Video-graphic criticism

Guidelines for authors

  • Last date to submit abstract:30 December 2021
  • Critical proposals should include a 200-400 word abstract along with a brief bio-note in about 100 words.
  • Email abstracts and chapters to: digihumani@gmail.com
  • Upon selection of abstracts, authors should send original, unpublished essays in English language with a significant research statement.
  • Full-length chapter submission:30 January 2022
  • Essays should follow MLA 8th Edition with a word limit of 3500-4000 words.


The collection of essays will be published by an international/national publishing house.


Dr Sachin Londe (Assistant Professor, K. N. Bhise Arts, Commerce and Vinayakrao Patil Science College, Kurduwadi (Maharashtra))

Dr Somnath Panade (Assistant Professor, Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara, Maharashtra)

Dr Pulkita Anand (Assistant Professor, Shahid Chandrashekhar Azad Govt. PG College, India)


**Please send proposals to digihumani@gmail.com with Digital Humanities in the subject line. If you have any questions, please contact digihumani@gmail.com