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.…

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…

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…

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…

Featured Researcher: Stéfan Sinclair

Prof Sinclair is Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at McGill University and Director of the McGill Centre for Digital Humanities. His research focuses on the design, development, usage and theorization of tools for the digital humanities, especially for text analysis and visualization. He has leadership roles in the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH), the Canadian Society for Digital…