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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Representing Is Hard. Online Town Halls Can Help

Written on November 30, 2018 at 3:14 pm, by

Republished from Roll Call By Michael A. Neblo, Kevin M. Esterling, and David M.J. Lazer OPINION — At the end of the movie “The Candidate,” Robert Redford’s character wins a Senate seat, and then immediately pulls aside his most trusted adviser and asks, “What do we now?” After the divisive election of 2018, we imagine that many newly  Continue Reading »

Northeastern hackathon creates tools and stories to better understand food insecurity in Boston

Written on November 30, 2018 at 2:31 pm, by

By Meredith Dietz and Paxtyn Merten Not every Boston neighborhood has equal access to healthy, affordable food. The city’s food system, in fact, is rife with vulnerabilities—from storm surges to food waste to transportation issues. So how can Boston maximize access to healthy food and protect its food web from disruptions? This question guided designers,  Continue Reading »

Speed Data-ing Event 2018

Written on November 19, 2018 at 11:52 am, by

On October 31st, 2018, the fourth-annual Speed Data-ing event brought together two panels of Digital Humanities and Computational Social Science researchers to discuss a range of research questions, methodologies, and datasets. A diverse array of projects were presented in lightning talks by scholars in the Journalism, English, and Political Science departments as well as the  Continue Reading »

Monica Martinez Keynote at Fall Welcome Event

Written on November 13, 2018 at 10:33 am, by

The NULab and DSG began the new academic year welcoming Dr. Monica Martinez, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Public Humanities Faculty Fellow at Brown University, as the keynote speaker at Northeastern’s Digital Scholarship Fall Welcome. In her talk, “Lives are Not Metadata: Recovering Histories in Texas,” Martinez explored her work recovering lost histories of  Continue Reading »

Digital Assignment Showcase

Written on November 1, 2018 at 3:43 pm, by

On October 24th, 2018, the NuLab hosted a showcase for digital assignments that may be adapted to courses in multiple different disciplines. The showcase began with an introduction by Lauren Nelson, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, who noted that the five assignments may be interpreted as long-term or short-term projects, and for large or  Continue Reading »