This is the first of a new occasional series of articles called Distant Reading Recommends. In each article, an Action member will introduce a novel, published between 1850 and 1920, from one of the participating countries in our Action. These novels may be important or notable within the individual nation’s literary tradition, but less well-known in […]

Action members Mike Kestemont (University of Antwerp) and Maciej Eder (Polish Academy of Sciences) are happy to report that they have recently secured funding for a three-year, collaborative research project, following a joint call of the Research agency of Flanders (FWO) and the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS). The project can be considered a spin-off […]

This guest post, written by Monika Barget, project manager at the Centre for Digital Humanities, Maynooth University, Ireland, reports on one of the two recent Distant Reading Training Schools that were held at the inaugural European Association for Digital Humanities Conference in Galway, Ireland. Two of my colleagues from Maynooth University and I attended the COST […]

This guest post was written by Action Member Dr Pieter Francois (WG1 & WG3), Associate Professor in Cultural Evolution at Oxford University. Over the past six months I have been in extensive contact with Professor Tao Wang and his Digital History Centre at Nanjing University, China. Our mutual friend, Simon Mahoney (University College London), who […]

Following our recent Action meetings in Antwerp, WG2 member and Chief Content Architect at Wolters Kluwer Germany, Christian Dirschl, offered the following thoughts on our project from his perspective as an Information Scientist working in an industrial setting. At the beginning of October, I participated in the meeting of Working Groups 2 and 3 in […]

Over the last few months, the Distant Reading COST Action has been present at several Digital Humanities conferences with a poster providing some basic information about our Action. In May, the poster was presented at the DH Budapest conference by Jessie Labov. The conference has been organized by Gabor Pálko and his colleagues at the […]

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It is with great pleasure that we announce that in the last few months, we have had three recent additions to our COST Action network! Austria, Lithuania and Denmark joined the Action, bringing the total number of countries currently involved in the Distant Reading COST Action to thirty! We would like to welcome the colleagues […]

1st Call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) Applications in COST Action “Distant Reading for European Literary History” (CA 16204) First call for Grant Period 2, for Missions occurring before March 31st, 2019. COST Action “Distant Reading for European Literary History” (CA16204) is launching a new call for applications for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs). […]

We are proud to relay the news that the Czech Inter-COST project “Modeling of Complexity in Literary Texts” has just been launched. During the next three years, Dr. Silvie Cinkova and her team will investigate matters of readability in literary texts from the nineteenth century, for example adapting readability measures to the Czech language and […]