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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Digital Humanities Graduate Student Research Gathering Series

Written on October 28, 2019 at 10:29 am, by

In December 2018, the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks awarded a Seedling Grant to Northeastern graduate students—in partnership with the Digital Scholarship Group—seeking to connect with other students doing Digital Humanities in Greater Boston. The goals of this series are to foster connections and provide students with resources and opportunities to share their research.  Continue Reading »

The Black Architects Archive

Written on October 21, 2019 at 4:29 pm, by

The Black Architects Archive (BAA) is a web-based, interactive repository of architectural practice that maps the genealogy of black architects from the nineteenth century to the present. The archive collects and displays the work of black architects across history in an effort to bring to light under-represented practitioners in architecture. By foregrounding architects who have  Continue Reading »

“Eruptive Art” with Visiting Scholar Melissa Schlecht

Written on October 10, 2019 at 9:03 am, by

  Commencing the DH Open Office Hours for this academic year, Melissa Schlecht—a NULab/DSG Visiting Scholar from the University of Stuttgart—presented her project, “Eruptive Art: The Depiction of Atmospheric Anomalies after Major Volcanic Eruptions in American Artworks of the 19th Century.” Inspired by a 2004 article by Norwegian astronomer Donald W. Olson which proposes that  Continue Reading »

The Prevalence of Backfire Effects After the Correction of Misinformation

Written on October 3, 2019 at 12:33 pm, by

A backfire effect is when a person reports believing even more in misinformation after a correction has been presented. In other words, instead of belief decreasing as intended, the person strengthens their belief in the very misconception the correction is hoping to rectify. Currently two backfire effects have gained popularity in the literature, the worldview  Continue Reading »

Digital Integration Teaching Initiative Spring 2020 Call For Partnerships 

Written on October 2, 2019 at 8:21 pm, by

The Digital Integration Teaching Initiative (DITI) is now accepting new faculty partnerships for the Spring 2020 academic year. Northeastern has committed to better teaching our undergraduates the digital tools, skills, and methods that will enable them to be successful in today’s world. The DITI was established to help faculty across CSSH to meet this goal.  Continue Reading »