What We Do

Mailing list and Discussion Forum

<dm-l@uleth.ca> is the Digital Medievalist electronic mailing list. Members use the list to ask for advice, discuss problems, and share information. The list’s collegial atmosphere encourages a variety of conversations: from advanced discussions of problems in the implementation of particular languages or software to more basic questions about how to begin a computing project or find help with software, languages, and formats. Subscription is open to anyone interested in the use of digital media in the study of the medieval period.


Digital Medievalist (DM) is the project’s on-line, refereed Journal. DM accepts work of original research and scholarship, notes on technological topics (markup and stylesheets, tools and software, etc.), commentary pieces discussing developments in the field, bibliographic and review articles, and project reports. All contributions are reviewed by authorities in humanities computing prior to publication. Contributions to DM should concern topics likely to be of interest to medievalists working with digital media, though they need not be exclusively medieval in focus. They should be of a length appropriate to the subject under discussion; in most instances this means between 1,000 and 10,000 words. Journal submissions can be made through the Digital Medievalist Submission Portal. Enquiries can be sent to: DMedievalist[at]googlegroups[dot]com.
For current editors see Board Roles.

News Server

DM operates a news server. This can be used to announce new publications, software, or project, issue calls for papers, or promote conferences and congresses. Anyone is allowed to post news, although it will be moderated. If it has not already appeared in the DM-L mailing list, then it will be re-posted there.

Twitter and Facebook

All news that is posted to the DM website also eventually ends up on the DM Twitter account. DM also has an active Facebook group, where news and discussion is posted relating to digital medieval issues.