The Programming Historian is Seeking a Subject Specialist Editor

3 Feb 2017 - 00:00

The Programming Historian ( is seeking an editor to work actively to solicit and edit lessons in a specific area or areas within the digital humanities. These lessons will focus on the analysis and interpretation phase of the research process, helping readers to move from digital data to publishable research.

Themes might include (but are not limited to):

  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Geographic Analyses of geospatial data
  • Network Analyses
  • Image Analysis
  • Visualisation and analysis of statistical data

There is significant scope to make this role your own. The editorial board will offer support on the practices of The Programming Historian’s editorial approaches and policies. In keeping with our commitment to diversity and access to digital humanities, the project team are particularly interested in hearing from women, members of any minority groups, and citizens of non-English speaking countries.

Launched in 2012, The Programming Historian offers more than 50 novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate their research. The Programming Historian is a volunteer-led initiative, controlled entirely by the ‘Editorial Board of the Programming Historian’ with the help of community contributors. It is not a legal entity, and does not currently receive direct funding from any source. Read scholarly reviews of our site:

Interested candidates should submit a short 1-2 page CV and a 1-page expression of interest outlining your interests, experience, and vision for the theme, to Adam Crymble ( by 28 February 2017. Please direct any questions to Adam in the first instance. Please note that this is a VOLUNTEER ACADEMIC SERVICE POSITION and there is no salary or stipend associated with this role.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Subject-specific expertise in thematic area
  • Time to commit the role
  • Self directed & reliable
  • Understanding of academic publishing beyond one’s own country
  • Editorial experience
  • Technical writing experience