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Monthly Archives: November 2019

“Misinformation Sharing” with Visiting Speaker Miriam Metzger

Written on November 21, 2019 at 1:30 pm, by

After the 2015 Brexit Referendum in the United Kingdom and the 2016 presidential election in the United States, so-called “fake news” has been a central component of political discourse. Fake news stories have proliferated online through social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter and the abundance of fake news has led to numerous congressional hearings  Continue Reading »

Makandal Text Network: NULab Project

Written on November 13, 2019 at 3:05 pm, by

As a 2018–2019 NULab Fellow, I worked with the Early Caribbean Digital Archive (ECDA) to investigate disability and slavery in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century texts, studying how we can read, represent, and understand this complex history. The ECDA focuses on decolonizing the archive through remix and reassembly, using the affordances of a digital archive to create  Continue Reading »

Digital Scholarship Group & NULab Fall Welcome 2019

Written on November 13, 2019 at 12:38 pm, by

  Introduction On October 30th, 2019, the NULab and the Digital Scholarship Group (DSG) hosted the sixth annual Fall Welcome event, featuring an exciting group of lightning talks from Northeastern graduate students and faculty, as well as a keynote lecture by Professor Laura K. Nelson, Department of Sociology and Anthropology.   Lightning talks In his  Continue Reading »

NULab Faculty Member John Wihbey Weighs in on Mitt Romney’s Secret Twitter Account

Written on November 7, 2019 at 2:51 pm, by

Reposted from News@Northeastern By Molly Callahan This week Mitt Romney—a former Republican candidate for president and current U.S. senator—revealed that he has a secret “lurker” Twitter account. He hinted at the existence of the account during an interview with The Atlantic, and it took mere hours after the article’s publication for a reporter at Slate  Continue Reading »

“Frenemies” with Visiting Speaker Jaime Settle

Written on November 3, 2019 at 3:50 pm, by

  Would you be upset if your child (or hypothetical child) wanted to marry someone from the opposing political party? Americans have responded more negatively to this inter-party marriage question in recent decades. In the 1960s, less than ten percent of Americans responded “no” to the question. Today, more than thirty percent of Americans respond  Continue Reading »