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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Tweeting Under Pressure

Written on October 31, 2013 at 6:08 pm, by

Cen­sor­ship on the Chi­nese ver­sion of Twitter does little to stifle dis­course, according to researchers in Northeastern’s Col­lege of Com­puter and Infor­ma­tion Science. Read more about NULab faculty member Christo Wilson’s research here.

Our Marathon: Digital Archive At Northeastern Opens on Six-Month Anniversary of Boston Bombing

Written on October 25, 2013 at 11:24 pm, by

The Early Caribbean Digital Archive

Written on October 24, 2013 at 1:11 am, by

The Early Caribbean Digital Archive is an open access collection of pre-twentieth-century Caribbean texts, maps, and images. Texts include travel narratives, novels, poetry, natural histories, and diaries that have not been brought together before as a single collection focused on the Caribbean. Plantation slavery and settler colonialism are defining aspects of the early Caribbean—and both  Continue Reading »

Boston Data Swap

Written on October 23, 2013 at 9:57 pm, by

Northeastern University’s NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, in conjunction with the Boston Globe Labs as well as the Boston Area Research Initiative, has launched a new model for cross-disciplinary data collaboration. The inaugural Boston Skill Swap brought together over 40 local graduate students and professionals to work as teams on six Boston-related datasets provided  Continue Reading »

New Media and American Literary History Conference

Written on October 23, 2013 at 1:36 am, by

Bringing together digital humanities and book history scholars, this conference will feature workshops and plenaries on American literary history and new media. Organized by Ryan Cordell with support from the Mellon Foundation, the Department of English, the Humanities Center, and the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. Watch a live webcast of the event here.

NULab Hosts Workshop: Accessible Futures in the Humanities

Written on October 23, 2013 at 1:35 am, by

The fist workshop in the Building an Accessible Future for the Humanities Project will take place at Northeastern University on Nov. 15-16, 2013. At the workshop, humanists, librarians, information scientists, and cultural heritage professionals can learn about technologies, design standards, and accessibility issues associated with the use of digital technologies. This important project is a  Continue Reading »

CSSH hosts the DPLAfest

Written on October 23, 2013 at 1:35 am, by

Northeastern University will host a day of workshops to celebrate the groundbreaking first national digital library—the Digital Public Library of America.

George Williams: Accessibility in Digital Environments

Written on October 23, 2013 at 12:22 am, by

George Williams is an associate professor of English at the University of South Carolina Upstate, where he teaches courses on literature and writing. His research focuses on how to make digital environments more accessible to people with disabilities. For example, he is currently co-director of a project called Accessible Future, a series of workshops —  Continue Reading »

Open Office Hours

Written on October 22, 2013 at 1:33 am, by

269A Snell Library, every Thursday, noon- 2 p.m. A weekly meeting of faculty and students working on digital humanities projects. If you would like to learn more about the digital humanities or receive help with a DH project, stop by to talk with experts. All levels welcome! View office hours 

Anita Sarkeesian

Written on October 22, 2013 at 1:19 am, by

Anita Sarkeesian is a media critic and the creator of Feminist Frequency, a video webseries that explores the representations of women in video games and pop culture narratives. Her work focuses on deconstructing the stereotypes and tropes associated with women in popular culture as well as highlighting issues surrounding the targeted harassment of women in  Continue Reading »

3Qs: The social impact of social networks

Written on October 22, 2013 at 1:12 am, by

Digital Humanities Quarterly

Written on October 21, 2013 at 11:23 pm, by

Note: Because the ADHO server is in an unplanned downtime, DHQ is currently down. We apologize for the inconvenience!  Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ) is an open-access, peer-reviewed, digital journal covering all aspects of digital media in the humanities. Edited by Julia Flanders at Northeastern University and published by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), DHQ is also  Continue Reading »

Reflections on Marathon bombing, six months later

Written on October 20, 2013 at 11:54 pm, by

Northeastern University Launches Digital Archive of Boston Marathon Bombings

Written on October 20, 2013 at 11:52 pm, by

Researchers developing Boston Marathon digital archive

Written on October 20, 2013 at 11:50 pm, by

Six Months Later, Exhibit Revisits Boston Bombings

Written on October 20, 2013 at 11:47 pm, by

City marks 6 months since bombing

Written on October 20, 2013 at 11:38 pm, by

Top 10 Viral Hits of the Pre-Civil War Years

Written on October 20, 2013 at 9:50 pm, by

Daily Chart: Obamacare’s hidden parentage

Written on October 20, 2013 at 9:46 pm, by

Knowledge Organization and Data Modeling

Written on October 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm, by

Knowledge Organization and Data Modeling in the Humanities was a three-day workshop of invited participants, made possible with generous funding from the DFG/NEH Bilateral Digital Humanities Program, and held on March 14-16, 2012 at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The workshop included presentations, panels, and discussion sessions focusing on questions of data modeling for  Continue Reading »


Written on October 20, 2013 at 8:20 pm, by

Tapas is the TEI Archiving Publishing and Access Service for scholars and other creators of TEI data who need a place to publish their materials in different forms and ensure it remains accessible over time.

Women Writers Project

Written on October 20, 2013 at 8:09 pm, by

The Women Writers Project is a long-term research project devoted to early modern women’s writing and electronic text encoding. The project has been working since 1988 on building an electronic collection of rare and less familiar texts, and on researching the complex issues involved in representing early printed texts in digital form. The WWP’s goal  Continue Reading »

Women Writers Project

Written on October 20, 2013 at 8:06 pm, by

Viral Texts Project

Written on October 20, 2013 at 7:34 pm, by

The Viral Texts Project seeks to develop theoretical models that will help scholars better understand what qualities—both textual and thematic—helped particular news stories, short fiction, and poetry “go viral” in nineteenth-century newspapers and magazines.

Viral Networks in 19th-Century U.S. Newspapers

Written on October 20, 2013 at 7:25 pm, by

Boston Data Swap, in co-operation with the Boston Globe

Written on October 20, 2013 at 7:17 pm, by

In October 2013, NULab hosted day one of a two-day workshop for users of big data in conjunction with the Boston Globe. Events took place on Northeastern’s campus as well as at the Globe offices over the course of two days.

OUR MARATHON, The Boston Bombing Digital Archive

Written on October 19, 2013 at 12:33 pm, by

Our Marathon is a crowdsourced digital humanities initiative that collected stories, photos, oral histories, social media activity, and other content related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath. The project was active from April 2013 to August 2014. Over this period, close to 10,000 items were added to Our Marathon’s collections, thanks in  Continue Reading »

OUR MARATHON, The Boston Bombing Digital Archive

Written on October 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm, by