Text Mining the Novel

Welcome to NovelTM, a multi-university digital humanities initiative led by Andrew Piper at McGill University. This project brings together researchers and partners from 21 different academic and non-academic institutions to produce the first large-scale quantitative history of the novel. Our aim is to bring new computational approaches in the field of text mining to the study of literature as…

McGill-led partnership projects receive SSHRC funding

Three innovative research partnerships at McGill University have received significant long-term investments from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) partnership grants program, totaling more than $6.8 million. Each project will use novel approaches to advance knowledge and understanding on critical issues of intellectual, social, economic and cultural significance — from teaching computers to…

Introducing .txtLab @ McGill

.txtLAB is a digital humanities laboratory at McGill University directed by Andrew Piper. We explore the use of computational and quantitative approaches towards understanding literary and cultural phemonena in both the past and present. Our aim is to engage in critical and creative uses of the tools of network science, machine learning, or image processing…

First Annual Workshop

This 2-day conference, to be held at McGill University in Montreal from November 20-21, will be the first in a series of annual meetings of the NovelTM team. In addition to Principal Investigator Andrew Piper, all grant co-investigators are expected to attend, as well as some collaborators, students, computer technicians and representatives from industry partners.…

Distant reading meets 19th Century Germany

NovelTM members Matt Erlin, Andrew Piper and Mark Algee-Hewiitt explore the notion of distant reading and how it applies to the analysis of 19th Century German literature and culture in a new book published by Camden House. Edited by Matt Erlin and Lynne Tatlock, Distant Readings: Topologies of German Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century is a “cutting-edge publication in the…