Access Workshop 2017

McGill is very pleased to host the fourth annual NovelTM workshop here in Montreal. This year’s theme is “Access” where we will be discussing issues surrounding the accessibility of literary data and code. What kinds of metadata do we consider necessary for the study of literature? How can we make sure our data is representative…

Identity: Annual NovelTM Workshop 2016

I am very pleased to announce the upcoming workshop for the NovelTM research group. This year’s theme is “Identity” and will be taking place at the Banff Research Centre in Banff, Alberta. For two days participants will meet and share new work that uses computational modelling to understand the various ways that novels construct identity…

Is Data Good for Creative Writing?

This past spring Andrew Piper conducted an interview with Gabriela Pereira, host of @DIYMFA Radio. These are a fantastic series of podcasts for aspiring writers to learn more about the craft without paying enormous sums of money to attend an MFA program. Below is an introduction to the interview as well as link to listen…

Stanford Literary Lab Announces New Blog: Techne

The Stanford Literary Lab is pleased to announce the launch of our new blog, Techne (https://litlab.stanford.edu/techne). Considering the form of the technical blog as expansively as possible, Techne will give our members and collaborators a forum to present the internal work of the Lab to a broader audience, and to share our methods and research…

NovelTM at DH 2016 in Krakow

Many of members of the NovelTM project recently participated in DH 2016 in Krakow, Poland. Below is a list of papers by and activities related to NovelTM co-investigators: • New Scholars Symposium Geoffrey Rockwell was a co-organizer of the pre-conference New Scholars Symposium that brought graduate students, postdocs, and early career scholars together for a…

Launch of Hermeneutica by Geoffrey Rockwell and Stéfan Sinclair

Hermeneutica: Computer-Assisted Interpretation in the Humanities, by two novelTM scholars, Geoffrey Rockwell and Stéfan Sinclair, has just been published by the MIT Press. Hermeneutica is part of a hybrid project that includes Voyant Tools which has also been rewritten. For more see the web site hermeneuti.ca  or voyant-tools.org . On the web site you can see…

Gender and Big Data: Finding or Making Stereotypes?

In collaboration with Visualizing English Print and the Middle Modernity Group, the Digital Humanities Research Network is pleased to present the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture Annual Lecture: “Gender and Big Data: Finding or Making Stereotypes?” Laura Mandell (Professor of English and Director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture, Texas A&M University)…

Geoffrey Rockwell at the University of Verona

Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell is finishing up three months as a Visiting Professor at the University of Verona. While there he lectured on Text Editing and Analytics in the Digital Humanities and Why the Digital Humanities Matter. He also ran a seminar for PhD students on Ethics and Big Data that made the case for the…