Call for Papers: Special Issue on Irish Studies and Digital Humanities [Deadline: January 15th, 2014]

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Irish Studies and Digital Humanities [Deadline: January 15th, 2014]
Issue 3 of Breac, a Digital Journal of Irish Studies, seeks to foreground the intersections between the digital humanities and work in the field of Irish Studies.The guest editors of this issue, Matthew Wilkens and Sonia Howell, invite submissions addressing the results of digital humanities projects as well as commentaries on the intersections and possibilities for future collaborations between Irish Studies and the digital humanities. Capitalizing on Breac‘s digital form, we welcome submissions which can be best facilitated by an online journal.In keeping with Breac‘s commitment to linguistic diversity, we also welcome submissions in languages other than English.
While the focus of the issue is one the intersection between Irish Studies and Digital Humanities, we welcome submissions that fall more heavily within either discipline. For example, we are interested in papers which introduce/address DH tools, methodologies, and/or approaches which may be of interest to practitioners in the field of Irish Studies. Equally, we also welcome papers from humanities scholars in Irish Studies or related fields, that engage with the “digital turn” and its impact on traditional humanities disciplines.
Topics of interest include, but are by no means limited to:

  • Data mining
  • Geospatial analysis
  • Data visualization
  • Scholarly editing
  • New media
  • Digital literature or poetry
  • Digital humanities and the Irish language
  • Digital humanities and world literature
  • Digital humanities and Nation Studies

The issue will include essays from Hans Walter Gabler (editor-in-chief of the Critical and Synoptic Edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses), Matthew Jockers (author of Macroanalysis and co-founder of the Stanford Literary Lab), and Padraig Ó Macháin (Director of Irish Script on Screen). It will also feature a review of Franco Moretti’s Distant Reading by Joe Cleary (author of Literature, Partition and the Nation-State: Culture and Conflict in Ireland, Israel and Palestine).
Questions regarding submissions may be sent to the Editors at


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