Skip to Content

Monthly Archives: May 2019

Digital Public Humanities Panel

Written on May 17, 2019 at 3:41 pm, by

On March 21, the NULab and Humanities Center co-sponsored a panel, “Digital Public Humanities”, featuring presentations by four scholars who work in the digital public humanities: Alex Gil (Columbia University), Roopika Risam (Salem State University), Caroline Klibanoff (MIT Museum), and Jim McGrath (Brown University). Throughout their presentations, these scholars explored the public impact of digital  Continue Reading »

The Emotional Arcs of Television: NULab Project

Written on May 16, 2019 at 1:25 pm, by

Stories are a vital part of the human experience. Narratives and tales communicate comedy, mystery, and drama to inform and entertain readers, listeners, or viewers. In search of a final project for our natural language processing (NLP) class, my collaborator (and fellow Network Science PhD student) Jessica Davis and I wanted to use NLP techniques  Continue Reading »

NULab Faculty Members and Co-Director to Study Fake News with Facebook Data

Written on May 16, 2019 at 10:40 am, by

By Molly Callahan, Republished from News@Northeastern The persistence of fake news and misinformation is creating chaos across the globe. It’s affecting elections in the United States and India, and fueling protests in Sudan. But how does fake news spread? One common theory posits that fake news spreads from person to person on social media, which prevents reputable media organizations  Continue Reading »

DH Projects at the National Council on Public History

Written on May 14, 2019 at 3:14 pm, by

  Katie and Megan Woods recently graduated with their Master of Arts in History with a Concentration in Public History. They also obtained a Certificate in Digital Humanities with their project From Grateful Friends (a screenshot from the project is above). Their travel to the National Council on Public History’s 2019 annual meeting was partially  Continue Reading »

Visualizing French Muslims: NULab Project

Written on May 14, 2019 at 2:41 pm, by

France has the largest populations of Muslims in the Western world, making up an estimated 7.5% of the population. The Muslim population has been steadily growing in France since the end of the Second World War, a trend further intensified after the end of the Algerian War for Independence in 1962. Since their arrival, the  Continue Reading »

NULab Spring Conference 2019 on “Digital Storytelling”

Written on May 8, 2019 at 3:13 pm, by

On March 29, 2019 the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks hosted its third annual Spring Conference on the theme of Digital Storytelling. This interdisciplinary conference highlighted work and research of Northeastern faculty and graduate students with a keynote address given by Jessica Marie Johnson, Assistant Professor of History at Johns Hopkins. Throughout the day  Continue Reading »