CfP: Digital Translation History. Processing Historical Data with New Methodologies

7. July 2024
Call for papers


See also the complete Call for chapters. In the last twenty years, digital humanities made a splash in the literary field , but digital methods have slowly seeped into translation studies and, particularly, into translation history . (...) We encourage chapter proposals that may focus on the following issues:

  1. Theoretical and methodological challenges when applying digital approaches and digital methods to translation history.

  2. Reflections on collaboration, digitization processes, enrichment with semantic data, and data sharing between institutions which can help balance out inequalities between spaces in terms of representation and power.

  3. Specific case studies on the use of digital methods to explore translation as a social space of historical and cultural making.

  4. The use of digital humanities to shed light into agents of translation and deeply explore their relevance in the building of translation practices.

  5. Any discussion on how digital methods and digital tools can contribute to current research on digital heritage in translation and on to what extent digital methods and the use of AI, for example, contribute (or not) to the democratization of research in the humanities and, specifically, in translation studies and translation history

Authors should submit an abstract (300 words), affiliation, bio-note and a short reference list to Diana Roig Sanz ( and Philip Hofeneder ( The deadline has been extended to 7 July 2024.

All papers will be published in a top-ranked publisher, and will undergo a double-blind peer review process. The expected publication calendar is as follows:

7th July 2024: submission of abstracts

12th August 2024 at the latest: acceptance or rejection of book chapters proposals

15th December 2024: first submission of a 7500 word paper.

January-March 2025: double-blind peer review process.

April- May: revision of first draft June: second and final submission.

Expected book publication: Fall 2025.


List of references:

See the complete call for paper.

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Diana Roig-Sanz and Philipp Hofeneder


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