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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Black Collectives, Black Data, and Public Imperatives

Written on April 20, 2018 at 12:54 pm, by

Jim Casey and Sarah Lynn Patterson discuss the Colored Conventions Project On Friday, April 13, the NULab welcomed Sarah Lynn Patterson and Jim Casey, national co-directors of the Colored Conventions Project (CCP), which is based at the University of Delaware. Starting in the fall, Patterson is an assistant professor in the English department at UMass  Continue Reading »

Our Marathon Featured in News@Northeastern

Written on April 14, 2018 at 8:38 am, by

In a recent News@Northeastern article, the Our Marathon project reflects on their work curating and preserving the artifacts and oral histories from the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing five years ago. When the project started, the team was led by NULab graduate students, Jim McGrath (PhD’15) and Alicia Peaker (PhD’14), as well as English  Continue Reading »

2018 Spring Conference: “Fake News/Real Knowledge.”

Written on April 14, 2018 at 8:35 am, by

On March 16, the NULab hosted its second annual conference on the theme “Fake News/Real Knowledge: Histories, Structures, and Futures.” The interdisciplinary conference highlighted work from faculty, graduate students, and research collaborators. Yochai Benkler, Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School and faculty co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and  Continue Reading »

New study, co-authored by William Hobbs, published in American Political Science Review

Written on April 5, 2018 at 9:03 pm, by

William Hobbs, Network Science Institute Postdoctoral Fellow and NULab-affiliated researcher, has published a new study “How Sudden Censorship Can Increase Access to Information,” co-authored with Margaret E. Roberts of the University of California, San Diego, in the American Political Science Review. Abstract: Conventional wisdom assumes that increased censorship will strictly decrease access to information. We delineate  Continue Reading »

The Jesuit Plantation Project Redux: Activating Derived Historical Data in a Digital Environment (Or, Death by Hand-Processed Data)

Written on April 3, 2018 at 2:56 pm, by

  In this early spring talk, Sharon Leon outlined how her archival research has brought to light information about 1,000 enslaved persons who resided on or nearby the Jesuit Plantations of Maryland in the century before the 1838 sale that transferred nearly 280 persons from the hands of the Jesuits into those of slaveholders in Louisiana.  Continue Reading »

New Tier 1 Grants Awarded to NULab Faculty and Co-Directors

Written on April 3, 2018 at 1:54 pm, by

We are pleased to announce that several NULab core faculty members and co-directors have been awarded TIER 1 grants for FY2019. TIER 1 awards are provided by the Colleges and Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education. This competitive program makes grants of up to $50,000 to support and encourage individual faculty members to form multidisciplinary  Continue Reading »