- Collecting, Preserving, and Disseminating Endangered Cultural Heritage for New Understandings and Multilingual Approaches

Special Issue “Collecting, Preserving, and Disseminating Endangered Cultural Heritage for New Understandings and Multilingual Approaches.”



Special Issue Editors 

Guest Editors 

Amel Fraisse

Univ. Lille, EA 4073 - GERiiCO - Groupement d’Etudes et de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Information et Communication, F-59000 Lille, France.
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Interests: information science, computational linguistics, knowledge and language diversity

Ronald Jenn

Univ. Lille, EA 4074 - CECILLE - Centre d’Études en Civilisations Langues et Lettres Etrangères, F-59000 Lille, France

Interests: Translation Studies, Translated texts, Mark Twain, Digital Humanities

Shelley Fisher Fishkin

Stanford University, English Departement and Director of American Studies program

Special Issue Information

As Digital Humanities continue to gain momentum, the field is intersecting with an ever-widening range of disciplines including Natural Language Processing, Library and Information Science, History, Literature, and Translation Studies to name only a few. The growth of these fields within DH enables us to break new scientific ground. For example, the existing reservoir of public domain translations of literary texts, once tracked and digitalized, provides a new wealth of linguistic resources to sustain and salvage endangered languages and help us map  the global circulation and reception of texts.

This special Issue of the Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities provides an opportunity to present recent research works that aim at collecting, preserving, and disseminating endangered cultural heritage for new understandings and multilingual approaches.

We welcome submissions including but not limited to the following topics:


  • Collecting and aligning translated texts in and for under-resourced languages
  • Multilingual parallel and comparable corpora and their circulation
  • Natural Language Processing to preserve knowledge diversity
  • Knowledge circulation in a translational context
  • Open data, open access and data preservation
  • DH, crowdsourcing and digital libraries
  • DH and the circulation of translated literary genres
  • Collaboration and computing for endangered data
  • Ethics and data privacy issues in a global context


Manuscript Submission Information


Manuscripts should be submitted online (further details are forthcoming). All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website.