On Method book series from Columbia University Press publishes concise, provocative reflections on the process of doing research in the humanities. From close reading to curatorial practice: critical making, mapping, walking, computing, annotating, visualizing, collecting, or experimenting—on the street, in the lab, or in the archives—the series presents advanced field practitioners in dialogue with their materials, tools, and techniques.
The editorial collective seeks proposals for book projects of 30,000–50,000 words, which articulate a single method: explain its history, its possibilities, and limitations. We would like for our volumes to inspire novice readers as well as to challenge accepted orthodoxies, addressing a wide audience across disciplines, and representing a rich variety of perspectives from authors who write with passion about their craft.
Editors: Marta Figlerowicz (Yale), Alex Gil (Yale), Marisa Parham (UMD), Dennis Yi Tenen (Columbia).