About

startword, n.
(computer science) A string of letters that identifies the beginning of a valid sequence in a specified language.
(literature) The first appearance of a genre in print.

Startwords is a research periodical irregularly published by the Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton. More formal than a blog yet more speculative and iterative than a peer-reviewed journal, Startwords is a forum for experimental humanities scholarship. Embedded code, data physicalizations, design, and emerging forms of process documentation are detailed through writing that is essayistic, creative, and research-driven.

Each issue features two articles that speak to a common theme, feature, or concern. “Snippets” invite readers to engage with the digital evidence underlying those articles. Issues will be released one to three times a year, when we have something to share or say.

Startwords (ISSN 2694-2658) is built with the Hugo static site generator using a custom-made theme. In support of open access principles, we publish all articles under a Creative Commons license (CC BY 4.0) and the website code under an Apache 2.0 license.

Masthead

Editor Grant Wythoff

UX Designer Gissoo Doroudian

Technical Lead Nick Budak

Manuscript Editing Camey VanSant

Technical

  • Rebecca Sutton Koeser
  • Grant Wythoff

Board of Advisors

  • Natalia Ermolaev
  • Zoe LeBlanc
  • Meredith Martin
  • Rebecca Munson