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Editors' Note: March 2024

Editors' note on the March 2024 issue of Reviews in Digital Humanities

Published onMar 25, 2024
Editors' Note: March 2024

Happy March from Reviews in Digital Humanities!

We’re excited to share this month’s issue, based on projects that came into our open submissions pool. While we’ve been publishing a lot of special issues and topic issues lately, we also receive submissions through our open submissions process. Anyone can submit their project for review in the journal. If you’ve been looking for a way to have your digital scholarship reviewed, consider submitting!

We’ve got a broad range of projects for you, from 16th century Italian poetry to early 20th-century cartoons to 19th century music and dance to a class effort to review digital scholarship.

This month, we feature:

  • Digital Humanists' Orlando Furioso, a website that documents the analytical and interpretative results of an interdisciplinary undergraduate senior seminar at Bowdoin College, directed by Crystal Hall and reviewed by Caterina Agostini;

  • Digital Memory Project Reviews, a collection of reviews for digital memory projects written by graduate students, directed by Aránzazu Borrachero and reviewed by Danielle Cooper;

  • Cartoon Asheville, a digitally accessible archive of the comic art of Willis “Billy” Borne, directed by David Dry and reviewed by Bart Schmidt; and

  • The Germania Musical Society in Newport, RI, a multimedia digital exploration of an influential immigrant orchestra, directed by Brian Knoth and reviewed by Nancy Newman.

In addition to their exciting content, Digital Humanists’ Orlando Furioso and Digital Memory Project Reviews are useful models for integrating digital humanities into the classroom. They directly engage students in hands-on making, which, in turn, shapes students’ thinking. We always like a replicable model, and both of these projects will offer instructors great ideas for their teaching.

Cartoon Asheville and The Germania Musical Society in Newport, RI share a regional approach to preserving and sharing culture. They demonstrate that paying close attention to local contexts and circumstances produces important insights, not just for Asheville, NC or Newport, RI, but for how we understand the intense relationship between culture and place. We’d love to see more projects that take the careful, place-based perspective in these projects.

We hope you enjoy this month’s issue!

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