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Humanist Archives: June 15, 2022, 5:28 a.m. Humanist 36.67 - multiculturalism and Digital Humanities Quarterly

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        Date: 2022-06-14 07:51:11+00:00
        From: maurizio lana <>
        Subject: multiculturalism and Digital Humanities Quarterly


I went browsing through the DHQ website, under "dhq people": 
all the top level management roles (DHQ editors and Managing 
Editors) are filled by people based in North America.

now, DHQ is an international journal (owned by EADH and offered
to the worldwide DH community through ADHO), dealing with
culturally sensitive topics, where different countries and
cultures understand differently the role of the scholar, the
important issues, the appropriate methodology for studying a
topic, etc.

an all-North American management cannot appropriately
understand, comprehend, recognize, foster, cultural perspectives
that are varied and different from North American ones: because
it does not live them, does not practice them, does not know
them, doesn't discuss them or fight for them in its own
scientific context. an all-North American management structure
that presumed to be able to do so would be an expression of a
neo-colonial stance ("rest assured that we understand you") that
by the way hinders ADHO's efforts toward multicultural and
multilingual openness to which the Standing Committee on
Multilingualism and Multiculturalism that exists in ADHO from a
decade or so should bear witness.

so the recruitment for new editorial positions for a Peer
Reviews Editor, a Communications and Outreach Editor, a Data
Analytics Editor, and a Collaborative Development Editor could
be a little step towards the way of mixing the cultures - if all
those position were requested by, and given to, not-North
American people.

but the control room (DHQ
editors and Managing Editors) where the
relevant decisions are made remains entirely North American. and
this _is_ a problem in a multicultural context.


Il 14/06/22 06:23, Flanders, Julia
<> in Humanist ha scritto:

DHQ is embarking on an exciting new phase of editorial development and is
continuing its recruitment of new editorial positions in summer 2022 with four
calls for participation for a Peer Reviews Editor, a Communications and Outreach
Editor, a Data Analytics Editor, and a Collaborative Development Editor. Please
see the detailed call for each position on our website:

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these positions, please submit
a one-page statement by June 24, 2022 describing your interest in the position
and your vision for how you would contribute to DHQ’s mission, along with a copy
of your CV. We are especially interested in recruiting a diverse editorial team,
and in candidates who can contribute a global perspective on the DH field.
Statements and CVs can be uploaded via Google form. We’ll be interviewing
candidates via Zoom, and we expect to start orientation for this and the other
new editorial positions in late summer.

Please circulate to any interested colleagues or feel free to nominate anyone
you think we should know about!

Maurizio Lana
Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici
Università del Piemonte Orientale
piazza Roma 36 - 13100 Vercelli
tel. +39 347 7370925

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