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Best Practices and Methods for Digital Humanities: Projects on the History of Slavery and the Slave Trade

Méthodes et meilleures pratiques pour les projets en humanités numériques sur l’histoire de l’esclavage et de la traite négrière

Journal “Slaveries and Post-Slaveries/Esclavages et Post-esclavages”

Revue « Esclavages et Post-Esclavages / Slaveries and Post-Slaveries »

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Published on Friday, September 28, 2018 by Céline Guilleux


The International Research Center on Slaveries and Post-Slaveries (CIRESC) creates a new digital journal of international standing, Slaveries and Post-Slaveries/Esclavages et Post-esclavages, supported by the Institut des sciences humaines et sociales (InSHS). Its third issue deals with Digital Humanities' topic.


Special Issue “Best Practices and Methods for Digital Humanities: Projects on the History of Slavery and the Slave Trade” [temporary title]


  • Jane Landers,
  • Jean-Pierre Le Glaunec,
  • Henry Lovejoy
  • Paul Lovejoy.


An increasing number of digital humanities projects have emerged in the field of slavery studies, and new initiatives seek to connect data among and between these silos of information via Linked Open Data. This requires scholars to re-evaluate best practices and methods, in particular, how to use, operate, cite, give credit for intellectual and technological input, and make available data sustainable. Digital humanities projects require interdisciplinary teams of people and are challenging to manage. They are continuously evolving and expanding, undergoing ongoing technological updates and incorporating a wide-range of multimedia sources. Unlike the printed book or article, knowing how to cite digital projects is a concern because it is not always clear who contributed what and when. Preserving digital legacies also requires additional discussion and analysis.

The co-editors of the special issue welcome contributions from digital humanities projects related to the history of slavery and the slave trade and from all researchers in the field. Because Slaveries & Post-Slaveries is an online journal, contributions can take several forms including full-length articles, short reports and opinion pieces on digital sources and website construction, podcast development and interviews about the experiences of directing digital humanities projects, and website reviews.

Terms of submission

Authors should submit manuscripts (in French, English, Spanish, or Portuguese), resulting from unpublished research

by April 15th, 2019,

through ciresc.redaction@cnrs.fr. Submissions must respect the publication guidelines available in CIRESC’ website.

Editorial team of the journal

Editors in chief

  • Myriam Cottias (CNRS) & Céline Flory (CNRS)

Editorial Committee

  • António de Almeida Mendes (université de Nantes)
  • Cédric Audebert (CNRS)
  • Magali Bessone (université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  • Gaetano Ciarcia (CNRS)
  • Elisabeth Cunin (IRD)
  • Ary Gordien (université Paris 8)
  • Martha Jones (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Jean-Pierre Le Glaunec (université de Sherbrooke)
  • Beatriz Mamigonian (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina)
  • Hebe Mattos (Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora)
  • Jean-Christophe Monferran (CNRS)
  • Lotte Pelckmans (université de Copenhague)
  • Dominique Rogers (université des Antilles)
  • Anna Seiderer (université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis)
  • Alessandro Stanziani (CNRS / EHESS)
  • Ibrahima Thioub (université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar)

International Committee

  • Ana Lucia Araujo (université d’Howard, EU)
  • Mads Anders Baggesgaard (université d’Aarhus, Danemark)
  • Gwyn Campbell (Mac Gill University, Montréal, Canada)
  • Mariana Candido (University of Notre-Dame, EU)
  • Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch (université Paris 7 Denis-Diderot)
  • Madeleine Dobie (Columbia University, EU)
  • Roquinaldo Ferreira (Brown University, EU)
  • Alejandro de la Fuente (Harvard University, EU)
  • Chouki El Hamed University of Arizona, EU)
  • Aline Helg (université de Genève, Suisse)
  • Paulin J. Hountondji (université d’Abomey-Calavi, Bénin)
  • Martin Klein (University of Toronto, Canada)Jane Landers (Vanderbilt University, EU)
  • Paul Lovejoy (York University, Canada)
  • Joel Quirk (université de Witwatersrand, Afrique du Sud)
  • Benedetta Rossi (University of Birmingham, Grande-Bretagne)
  • Dale Tomich (University of Binghamton, EU)
  • Michael Zeuske (université de Leipzig, Allemagne)

Editorial Secretary

  • Chloé Beaucamp (CNRS)

To find out more about the journal


  • Paris, France (75)


  • Monday, April 15, 2019

Attached files


  • esclavage, diaspora, numérique, base de données


  • Chloé Beaucamp
    courriel : ciresc [dot] redaction [at] cnrs [dot] fr

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Information source

  • Chloé Beaucamp
    courriel : ciresc [dot] redaction [at] cnrs [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Best Practices and Methods for Digital Humanities: Projects on the History of Slavery and the Slave Trade », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, September 28, 2018, https://calenda.org/481091

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