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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Making it Digital: Part 2

Written on October 31, 2017 at 3:46 pm, by

After the the morning talks concluded, participants in the October 20, 2017 “Making it Digital” Workshop were organized into groups based on common interests and concerns related to developing digital assignments for the higher-education classroom. Four of the groups discussed particular tools or techniques to be used: maps and/or GIS, text-analysis tools, TEI/transcription projects, and  Continue Reading »

Alice Marwick on Misinformation, Disinformation, and Trolls

Written on October 29, 2017 at 3:53 pm, by

[A NULab and Shorenstein Center Event on #fakenews] More than fifty people packed available chairs, corners, and floor space of a room in the Curry Student Center at Northeastern University to hear Alice Marwick present her talk, Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online. The talk stemmed from a Data and Society report published in May 2017,  Continue Reading »

New National Study on Young Adults’ News Consumption by NULab and Northeastern Faculty

Written on October 26, 2017 at 12:40 pm, by

John Wihbey, NULab core faculty member, and Dan Cohen, Dean of Libraries and Vice Provost for Information Collaboration at Northeastern, begin research for Project Information Literacy’s national study on how young adults consume news and gather information. They join Alison J. Head, director of the study and senior researcher at the metaLab at Harvard, and Panagiotis  Continue Reading »

A People’s Atlas of the Nuclear United States

Written on October 17, 2017 at 10:39 am, by

“A People’s Atlas of the Nuclear United States” is a digital public humanities project that documents and interprets the relational geographies of nuclear materials used by the United States military. The Atlas is structured to articulate scalar relationships — from the planetary to the corporeal — and to simultaneously present cartographic, textual, and image-based information  Continue Reading »

Undergraduate Research Initiative

Written on October 16, 2017 at 2:56 pm, by

The Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) encourages undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities to carry out research and other creative activities in collaboration with, or under the close supervision of, faculty members with relevant research expertise. With the support of this fund, the College aims to help undergraduate students develop or enhance  Continue Reading »

Roopika Risam Keynote at Fall Welcome Event

Written on October 3, 2017 at 12:21 pm, by

Roopika Risam, Salem State University, began the new year for the NULab and DSG with the keynote speech at Northeastern’s Digital Scholarship Fall Welcome event. Her talk, “Reconstructing the Global Du Bois: Notes on an Investigation,” discussed the preliminary stages of her work exploring W. E. B. Du Bois’s career through digital tools. Although the  Continue Reading »