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.

22/05/21 ⌱ Health Language Lab
Op-Ed: Why ‘my body, my choice’ defines vaccine skepticism by Rishi Goyal, Arden Hegele, Dennis Tenen, for Los Angeles Times.
Article accepted to Digital Philology pending revisions.
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
01/06/16 ⌱ Plain Text
Manuscript accepted at Stanford University Press.
01/11/14 ⌱ piracyLab
piracyLab members Maxwell Foxman and Dennis Tenen publish “Book Piracy as Peer Preservation” in Computational Culture, no. 4.
01/03/14 ⌱ Sustainable Authorship
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.
01/02/13 ⌱ piracyLab
Mark Phillipson and Dennis Tenen on “Hacking the Archive” at New Media in Education Conference 2013.

Research teams are encouraged to seek external funding.

15/10/21 ⌱ Health Language Lab
Our undergraduate research team wins first place at the 4th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Columbia University.
02/09/20 ⌱ Health Language Lab
Columbia World Projects Announces Three Potential COVID-19 Projects in New Report.
04/10/18 ⌱ Torn Apart
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
01/08/16 ⌱ Git-Lit
Git-Lit awarded Association of Digital Humanities Organizations student travel bursary.
01/05/15 ⌱ Git-Lit
Git-Lit awarded an honorable mention in the NYCDH Graudate Student Digital Project Awards 2015.
01/05/15 ⌱ Small Axe Archipelagos
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.
01/05/15 ⌱ Science Surveyor
BIMI selects Science Surveyor for flagship project status in 2015/16.
The pilot project in Mumbai, India has been funded with generous support from the President’s Global Innovation Fund.
01/09/14 ⌱ Open Syllabus Project
The project is grateful to receive generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
01/09/14 ⌱ Science Surveyor
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.

10/11/21 ⌱ Health Language Lab
21/10/21 ⌱ Health Language Lab
Manabu Fujiwara, et. al. reporting for The Asahi Shimbun on Vaccine Mandates in the United States.
14/09/21 ⌱ Health Language Lab
Your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, answered by Clara Hendrickson writing for the Detroit Free Press.
13/09/21 ⌱ Health Language Lab
Ask the Experts: 2021’s States that Vaccinate the Most by Adam Mcann writing for Wallethub.
20/08/21 ⌱ Health Language Lab
Using AI to Study Vaccine-Hesitant Language: Interview with Dr. Dennis Tenen on Your AI Injection.
09/08/21 ⌱ Health Language Lab
What Fresno County Can Tell Us about Why People Haven’t Gotten the Shot by Mina Kim with Rishi Goyal for KQED.
02/06/21 ⌱ Health Language Lab
Residents Hesitant to Inoculate by Manabu Fujiwara writing for The Asahi Shimbun (in Japanese).
21/05/21 ⌱ Health Language Lab
Designed to Thrive: Communal Approaches to Collective Platforms by Dennis Tenen for The Reboot.
20/04/21 ⌱ Health Language Lab
‘Vaccine failure’ may be more common if you have a weakened immune system. Here’s why. by Katie Camero for Miami Herald.
09/04/21 ⌱ Health Language Lab
What Can We Do to Reduce Vaccine Hesitancy? by Caroline Harting for Columbia News.
03/04/20 ⌱ COVID Maker Response
Yesenia Torres interviews Madiha Choksi. WNYW Fox 5, Good Day NY. Aired at 9:45–9:50AM
01/04/20 ⌱ COVID Maker Response
Chelsea Katz interviews Madiha Choksi. Aired on NY1 3PM broadcast
27/03/20 ⌱ COVID Maker Response
3D-Printed Protection,” in Columbia News.
Ethnic Studies Faculty Embrace Academic Twitter,” in Diverse Issues in Higher Education by Sara Weissman.
03/08/18 ⌱ Torn Apart
16/07/18 ⌱ Torn Apart
La lucha por encontrar a los niños migrantes arrebatados a sus padres,” in La Jornada by Redacción Sin Fronteras.
13/07/18 ⌱ Torn Apart
13/07/18 ⌱ Torn Apart
Salem State professor helps create immigrant detention map,” in The Salem News by Dustin Luca (picked up by AP).
09/07/18 ⌱ Torn Apart
Digital Humanities for Social Good,” in Inside Higher Education by Lindsay McKenzie.
09/07/18 ⌱ Torn Apart
TL;DR: Tools for covering ICE” in Columbia Journalism Review by Sam Thielman.
03/07/18 ⌱ Torn Apart
Torn Apart: Mapping the Geography of US Immigration Policy,” in Feministing by Jess Fournier.
03/07/18 ⌱ Torn Apart
01/07/18 ⌱ Plain Text
“Necessary” and “convincing” Maisie Ridgway writes for Textual Practice.
26/06/18 ⌱ Torn Apart
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.
01/11/17 ⌱ Plain Text
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.
01/10/17 ⌱ Plain Text
“Plain Text is a vibrant call to rethink the two culture debate in broad cultural and political terms,” Jan Baetens writes for Leonardo.
01/09/17 ⌱ Plain Text
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.
01/02/16 ⌱ Open Syllabus Project
How a ‘Syllabus Commons’ Could Change Higher Education”, The Chronicle of Higher Education.
01/02/16 ⌱ Open Syllabus Project
“These Are the 100 Most-Read Female Writers in College Classes,” Time Magazine.
01/01/16 ⌱ Open Syllabus Project
What a Million Syllabuses Can Teach Us,” The New York Times.
01/12/15 ⌱ Rikers Bot
From the streets to programming tweets. Prison Education.
01/11/15 ⌱ Rikers Bot
How Rikers Inmates and Columbia Students Built A Twitter Bot–With No Internet. Fast Company, Innovation Agents.
01/10/15 ⌱ Rikers Bot
Kim Martineau wrote about the project for the Data Science Institute.
01/10/15 ⌱ Science Surveyor
Project featured at Nieman Lab.
01/09/15 ⌱ Science Surveyor
The team featured in the Communications of the ACM.
01/04/15 ⌱ piracyLab
Research featured in Le Monde print and online.
01/02/13 ⌱ piracyLab
Mark Phillipson and Dennis Tenen on “Hacking the Archive” at New Media in Education Conference 2013.
10/01/13 ⌱ piracyLab
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.