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NULab Seedling and Travel Grants: Spring 2019 CFP

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 »

The Birth of Boston

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 »

David Smith Awarded NEH Grant for OCR Project

NULab core faculty member David Smith has been awarded an $82,019 Digital Humanities Advancement Grant for the project “Improving Optical Character Recognition for Handwritten Marginalia.” This project draws on Internet Archive collections to “further research in enhanced optical character recognition techniques for historical print books and automatic discoverability of handwritten marginalia.” For the National Endowment  Continue Reading »

Representing Is Hard. Online Town Halls Can Help

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

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 »

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