Group for Experimental Methods in Humanistic Research
at Columbia University
We support the publishing efforts of our members by a rigorous internal peer-review process.

Findings appear in New Literary History, no. 1 (April 20, 2018): 119–47.
“A Macro-Etymological Analysis of James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” published in Reading Modernism with Machines, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Manuscript accepted at Stanford University Press.
piracyLab members Maxwell Foxman and Dennis Tenen publish “Book Piracy as Peer Preservation” in Computational Culture, no. 4.
The Sustainable Authorship Workshop publishes Tenen, Dennis, and Grant Wythoff. “Sustainable Authorship in Plain Text.” The Programming Historian.

Talks, lectures, and workshops related to our projects.

“Character and Agency in Arthur Hailey’s Airport.” Talk by invitation at the Harvard NHC Novel Theory seminar on April 2, 2018.
Mark Phillipson and Dennis Tenen on “Hacking the Archive” at New Media in Education Conference 2013.

Research teams are encouraged to seek external funding.

APDU Vizualization of the Week,” in APDU Weekly - October 4, 2018.
The project received summer grant funding ($9000) with generous support from the Data Science Institute Scholars Program and the Data, Media, & Society Center.
Muslim World Manuscript Project receives $500,000 from the CLIR Hidden Collections Mellon Grant
08/16 git-lit
Git-Lit awarded Association of Digital Humanities Organizations student travel bursary.
We are funded and sponsored by Georgetown Humanities Initiative Incubator Grant, HumanitiesDC Humanities Vision Partnership Grant for 2019-2020, Prince Hall Grand Lodge. We are in collaboration with Geogretown University and Detroit Community Technology Project’s Data DiscoTech.
BIMI selects Science Surveyor for flagship project status in 2015/16.
The project has been funded with generous support from the NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant Award.
Project receives $5,000 from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Carnegie to further research on semantic analysis of conflict in microblogging platforms and hate speech.
05/15 git-lit
Git-Lit awarded an honorable mention in the NYCDH Graudate Student Digital Project Awards 2015.
The pilot project in Mumbai, India has been funded with generous support from the President’s Global Innovation Fund.
The project is grateful to receive generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
The project is grateful to receive generous support from the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University in the form of a planning grant for the academic year 2014/15.

Our work has recieved national and international recognition.

La lucha por encontrar a los niños migrantes arrebatados a sus padres,” in La Jornada by Redacción Sin Fronteras.
Salem State professor helps create immigrant detention map,” in The Salem News by Dustin Luca (picked up by AP).
Digital Humanities for Social Good,” in Inside Higher Education by Lindsay McKenzie.
TL;DR: Tools for covering ICE” in Columbia Journalism Review by Sam Thielman.
Torn Apart: Mapping the Geography of US Immigration Policy,” in Feministing by Jess Fournier.
“Necessary” and “convincing” Maisie Ridgway writes for Textual Practice.
Editors’ Choice: Torn Apart/Separados in Digital Humanities Now by Editors At-Large.
“Character and Agency in Arthur Hailey’s Airport.” Talk by invitation at the Harvard NHC Novel Theory seminar on April 2, 2018.
“Inside Punjab’s plan to ‘digitise’ its past” in Daily Times by Aneeq Ejaz.
Architectures of Knowledge: Lahore covered in Urdu Point.
James Edward Draney calls the work “an important and engaging book … which provides a lucid and legible map to our often vertiginous computational climate” in Los Angeles Review of Books.
“Plain Text is a vibrant call to rethink the two culture debate in broad cultural and political terms,” Jan Baetens writes for Leonardo.
Plain Text adds to the impressive work of such computationally savvy theorists as Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Alexander Galloway, Alan Liu, Rita Raley, and others to make a clear, forceful case for computational poetics as a necessary literary practice in the digital age,” Katherine Hayles writes for Critical Inquiry.
“These Are the 100 Most-Read Female Writers in College Classes,” Time Magazine.
From the streets to programming tweets. Prison Education.
How Rikers Inmates and Columbia Students Built A Twitter Bot–With No Internet. Fast Company, Innovation Agents.
Project featured at Nieman Lab.
Kim Martineau wrote about the project for the Data Science Institute.
The team featured in the Communications of the ACM.
Research featured in Le Monde print and online.
Mark Phillipson and Dennis Tenen on “Hacking the Archive” at New Media in Education Conference 2013.
Sarah Laskow from Columbia Journalism Review covers piracyLab. The story was picked up by Melville House, Bookforum, and ActuaLitté.

Placements are a reflection of individual achievement. The group offers support in the form of mock interviews, portfolio preparation, and application review.

Durba Mitra, a historian of sexuality in South Asia and an integral member of the xpMethod group, will join Harvard’s Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality as its first full-time faculty member in the fall of 2017.
Susanna Allés Torrent joins the faculty at the University of Miami, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
Jonathan Reeve admitted to the Columbia English and Comparative Literature Ph.D. program.
Aaron Plasek admitted to the Columbia History Ph.D. program.