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Monthly Archives: January 2019

New research by NULab Co-Director David Lazer published in Science

Written on January 25, 2019 at 2:18 pm, by

A new paper “Fake news on Twitter during the 2016 U.S. presidential election” by Nir Grinberg, Kenneth Joseph, Lisa Friedland, Briony Swire-Thompson, and David Lazer has recently been published in Science. The paper finds that:  “There was a proliferation of fake news during the 2016 election cycle. Grinberg et al. analyzed Twitter data by matching Twitter accounts to specific  Continue Reading »

NULab Seedling and Travel Grants: Spring 2019 CFP

Written on January 23, 2019 at 10:22 am, by

Call for Proposals: The 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 1, 2019. 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 »

Cycles of Conflict, a Century of Continuity: How Place Shaped the Women’s Movement over One Hundred Years

Written on January 22, 2019 at 2:50 pm, by

The tension between social stability and social change is foundational to social science: society is constantly changing, yet institutions are slow to change. It is the intersection of these two dynamics that is ultimately responsible for macro social patterns, but measuring this intersection is difficult to do at scale. In this project, I use a  Continue Reading »

The Birth of Boston

Written on January 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm, by

The Birth of Boston project is a partnership between faculty and graduate students in Northeastern’s History department, working closely with the Massachusetts Historical Society on using materials from their collections to investigate how historical narratives and data can be located geographically. The project is exploring mechanisms for linking multiple archival datasets and considering methods for  Continue Reading »

NULab Spring Calendar of Events

Written on January 11, 2019 at 3:16 pm, by

The NULab is delighted to announce our spring calendar of events. We have some very exciting talks, conferences, workshops, and other events planned for the spring semester, organized around our year-long focus on digital storytelling. You can find additional details and registration information for these events, including the Misinformation Speaker Series co-sponsored with the Shorenstein  Continue Reading »