About the Journal
The Journal of the Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA) is a peer-reviewed open-access journal of DHASA. Since its foundation in 2016, DHASA has become the official network of digital humanities scholars in Southern Africa. DHASA members come from a wide variety of fields in the humanities, social sciences, and computer sciences.
Our scope includes computational linguistics, human language technologies and literary studies, digital arts, and media. Technology criticism, digital library studies, information, and archive studies, are some of the major fields. The list is by no means exhaustive.
We welcome all scholarly reflections within the broader gambit of the Global South, meaning we not only encourage contributions from the geographical location of Southern Africa but also those viewpoints that represent the issues and concerns of digital humanities from this regional and idea sphere.
One of our key goals is to develop a ‘methodological commons’, “providing guidance in the development of standards and expertise to promote best practice in digital humanities teaching and research.” Another aim is to create a much-needed dialogue and critical reflection on digital humanities teaching and research to provide a voice and channel for debates on pertinent issues.
The DHASA Journal is an important initiative aimed at making the research output of our members and other interested scholars publicly available.
The journal is published yearly, where the proceedings of the bi-annual DHASA conference is published in the odd-numbered years (e.g. DHASA2021) and special thematic issues appear in the even-numbered years.
If you are interested in joining DHASA, please follow this link.