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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Political polarization and public science: reflections on a talk by Michael Macy

Written on February 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm, by

On February 3, the NULab co-sponsored a talk by Michael Macy titled “Can We At Least Agree on Science?” The talk, a synthesis of previously published work and a preview of a forthcoming paper, was an excellent example of how computational methods and large-scale datasets can shine new light on existing controversies in sociology and  Continue Reading »

Social Media and Academic Publishing

Written on February 6, 2017 at 11:05 am, by

On January 27th I had the opportunity to sit in on the NULab’s panel, “Social Media and the Modern Academic,” an informal discussion held by NULab co-director David Lazer and NULab faculty Moya Bailey and Ryan Cordell. I found their remarks useful for graduate students in the digital humanities, a field that is particularly visible and  Continue Reading »

Study by NULab Co-Director David Lazer Published in Science

Written on February 6, 2017 at 10:22 am, by

A new study led by David Lazer found that national election polls remain a strong indicator of election outcomes. In an article on the study from News@Northeastern, Lazer said of the study’s results: “The bottom line is that polls do surprisingly well across varied applications across the world, but they’re not magic. I think the  Continue Reading »

The Enterprise of Grant-Writing: Workshop with Julia Flanders

Written on February 3, 2017 at 8:36 pm, by

On February 2, Julia Flanders, Digital Scholarship Group Director, led a discussion on grant writing for graduate students in the Digital Media Commons at Snell Library. In her talk, (slides available here), Flanders stressed how important it is that those who are writing grant proposals remember that they are aiming to participate in a much  Continue Reading »

NULab Grants: Spring CFP

Written on February 2, 2017 at 11:02 am, by

NULab is once again inviting proposals for seedling grants, travel, and co-sponsorship of events related to digital humanities and computational social science. The deadline is March 17, 2017. Proposals should be submitted to Sarah Connell at sa.connell[at]northeastern[dot]edu. Seedling grant proposals should be no more than 2 pages, and travel and co-sponsorship proposals no more than  Continue Reading »