NovelTM Members at 2015 MLA Convention

NovelTM members, Matt Wilkens , Jonathan Armoza and Laura Mandell will be taking part in the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver. Matt will participate in session 701, entitled “Geographies of Memory in Nineteenth-Century America,” which takes place on  Sunday, January 11 at 10:15-11:30 in 217 VCC West.  More information on Matt’s work and his interest in literary geography can…

Matthew Wilkens Wins Digital Innovation Fellowship

NovelTM would like to offer congratulations to team member Matthew Wilkens for winning a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Sciences (ACLS) for his groundbreaking research in the digital humanities. Matt is one of seven scholars to receive the council’s 2014 Digital Innovation Fellowship for his contribution to the field of literary geography.…

Book Was There Gets a Nod from the Economist

Book Was There by NovelTM principal investigator Andrew Piper has received mention in a feature essay on the future of the book in The Economist . Entitled “From Papyrus to Pixels,” the essay offers a brief history of reading and dispels certain doomsday assumptions that the rise of technology has meant demise for the book. Book Was There…

NovelTM Member Derek Ruths publishes new paper in Science

  NovelTM member Derek Ruths recently co-authored an article with Jürgen Pfeffer of Carnegie Mellon’s Institute for Software Research, which elucidates the potential hazards in mining social media data sets for academic research. Published in the November 28 issue of the journal Science, the article cautions against a generalized or superficial perspective when using social media…

Ted Underwood in Slate Magazine

NovelTM member Ted Underwood, and future members Hoyt Long and Richard Jean So recently published a compelling response to Thomas Piketty in Slate on money in the history of the novel. Drawing in part from HathiTrust Digital Library,  the authors counted references to amounts of money in 7,700 English-language works of fiction between 1750 and…

Matthew Jockers to Speak at Yale Friday Dec. 5

This Friday, NovelTM co-investigator Matthew Jockers will be at Yale to give a talk at “The Center for Historical Enquiry and the Social Sciences” followed by a text analysis with R workshop. December 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Yale University, Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208, New Haven, CT United States + Google Map Center for Historical…