About this Journal

Legal history is traditional in its methods and techniques of research. This is not necessarily a problem, but researchers applying digital tools to legal sources need a place to go. The Journal for Digital Legal History ("DLH") wants to showcase both new methods and the application thereof, by including elaborate graphics, datasets, links, Jupyter Notebooks, metadata and tutorials. As such, the DLH does not limit itself to traditional formats and offers a platform for innovative research, to reach out to colleagues interested in novel approaches and methodologies.

We have a continuous call for contributions, please head to the 'News' page for more information. In addition, for each issue, one or multiple specific calls for contributions will be sent out, also to be found under the 'News' page.

  • Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2022 • Journal for Digital Legal History | 2022

    Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2022 • Journal for Digital Legal History | 2022


The first issue of the Journal for Digital Legal History.

Short notice


Short notice : To commemorate shared pasts. Legislation related to enslavement and multicultural relations in the Dutch West Indies colonies, c. 1670 – c. 1870

Marijcke Schillings and Henk-Jan van Dapperen

2022-11-14 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2022 • Journal for Digital Legal History | 2022

Latest News Posts

Invito a presentare contributi (versione breve)
Posted by Annemieke Romein on 2022-06-16

Il Journal for Digital Legal History (DLH) è una rivista internazionale ad accesso aperto e peer-reviewed ospitata dalla piattaforma Open UGent. Siamo lieti di invitare i ricercatori che si occupano di storia giuridica con approcci digitali, empirici e computazionali a contribuire al nostro primo numero annuale che uscirà nel novembre 2022. La rivista accoglie i progetti e i risultati di [...]

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Chamada de Trabalhos
Posted by Annemieke Romein on 2022-06-16

The Journal for Digital Legal History (DLH) é uma revista internacional de acesso livre diamante-diamante com revisão por pares e hospedada pela plataforma Open UGent. Temos o prazer de convidar pesquisadores que trabalham em história do direito com abordagens digitais, empíricas e computacionais para o nosso primeiro número anual a ser publicado em Novembro de 2022. A revista acolhe todos [...]

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CfC: Dedicated "Focus-section: Global DLH: show, tell and teach".
Posted by Annemieke Romein on 2022-05-30

We are pleased to invite proposals from researchers and others working with digital legal history at any stage of their career for a special section of the Journal for Digital Legal History for publication in November 2022. The theme of this section is "Global DLH: Show, tell and teach". We actively encourage ECR and researchers from more diverse background to publish with us (non-English [...]

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