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10/18/16 Andrew Mao: Studying Teamwork and Cooperation in the Virtual Lab

Written on October 14, 2016 at 2:48 pm, by

Studying Teamwork and Cooperation in the Virtual Lab Andrew Mao For decades, physical behavioral labs have been a primary, yet limited, method for controlled experimental studies of human behavior. Now, software-based “virtual labs” on the Internet allow for studies of increasing complexity, size, and scope. In this talk, I highlight the potential of virtual lab  Continue Reading »

10/13/2016 NULab Info Session: the DH/CSS Job Market

Written on October 7, 2016 at 12:39 pm, by

Date: 10/13/2016 Time: 1:30–2:30 PM Location: 211 Snell Library, Digital Scholars Commons Seminar Space Sponsored By: the NULab: for Texts, Maps, and Networks Contact: Nulab@neu.edu Speaker: Ryan Cordell (English), Sarah Connell (English), Ben Schmidt (History), and Nick Beauchamp (Political Science) Digital Humanities and Computational Social Sciences Job Markets Are you a graduate student conducting Digital  Continue Reading »

10/07/2016 NUVis Speaker Series: Steven Braun

Written on October 6, 2016 at 1:35 pm, by

Cultivating Narratives of Self in Information Visualization Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM Location: Snell Library Room 90 (basement) Sponsored By: Northeastern University Visualization Consortium (NUVis) Contact: s.braun@northeastern.edu Speaker:Steven Braun | Data Analytics and Visualization Specialist in Snell Library’s Digital Scholarship Group We are often drawn to information visualization because of the power it wields as  Continue Reading »

10/06/2016 Faculty Works-in-Progress: Imke Reimers

Written on October 6, 2016 at 1:29 pm, by

Digitization, Disintermediation, and the Supply of New Products Time: 3:30 to 4:30 Location: 909 Renaissance Park Sponsored By: Presented by the CSSH Dean’s Office and the Northeastern Humanities Center Contact: nuhumanities@neu.edu Speaker:Imke Reimers Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, College of Social Sciences and Humanities Imke Reimers joined Northeastern in 2014 as an assistant professor of  Continue Reading »

October 14 & 15: 7th annual New Directions in Text as Data conference

Written on October 4, 2016 at 3:04 pm, by

7th annual New Directions in Text as Data conference Northeastern University October 14 & 15 Learn more at http://www.northeastern.edu/textasdata2016/ Due to space constraints, attendance at the conference is limited. However we have a few spots available for members of the Northeastern community and area colleagues. If you are interested in attending, please emailtext.as.data.2016@gmail.com to find  Continue Reading »

October 28: Élika Ortega: Distributed Media Architectures in Print-Digital Literature

Written on October 3, 2016 at 3:01 pm, by

Please join us at 2pm on October 28 in the Digital Scholarship Commons in Snell Library for a talk by Élika Ortega, NULab core faculty member and assistant professor of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies. Professor Ortega will be presenting her research in a talk titled: “Distributed Media Architectures in Print-Digital Literature.” We hope to see you  Continue Reading »

Fall Welcome Event

Written on September 27, 2016 at 9:41 am, by

Please join us October 17th from 3:00-6:30pm in 90 Snell Library for a Fall Welcome hosted by Northeastern University’s NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks and Northeastern University Library’s Digital Scholarship Group. We hope to bring together colleagues on campus and in Greater Boston interested in digital scholarship. We invite you to come by for:  Continue Reading »

Zeynep Tufekci: Computational Social Science as Gatekeeper

Written on September 20, 2016 at 8:16 pm, by

Computational Social Science as Gatekeeper: Promise & Peril as it extends beyond Academia Zeynep Tufekci Computational social science (CSS) is not confined to academia. If anything, some of the best data sources for CSS are proprietary databases which belong to software and technology companies. Computational social science appeals to for well-resourced corporations outside the technology  Continue Reading »

Gary King: How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument

Written on September 7, 2016 at 9:06 pm, by

How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument Gary King, Distinguished Professor at Harvard University The Chinese government has long been suspected of hiring as many as 2,000,000 people to surreptitiously insert huge numbers of pseudonymous and other deceptive writings into the stream of real social media posts, as  Continue Reading »

GIS & Data Visualization Open Office Hours

Written on August 16, 2016 at 11:31 am, by

Stop by Snell Co-Lab D near Argo Tea to meet with Steven Braun and Bahare Sanaie-Movahed, the library’s data visualization and GIS specialists. These informal drop-in open office hours are perfect for those who want to learn more about the fields or get help with specific projects!

David Krackhardt: The Paradox of Friends

Written on May 16, 2016 at 1:40 pm, by

DAVID KRACKHARDT Professor of Organizations at the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management and the Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University The Paradox of the Paradox of Friends: How “Inversity” Improves Network Interventions We demonstrate that the commonly held conceptualization of the Friendship Paradox in a network results in a further paradox.  Continue Reading »

Derek Ruths: Getting From Data to Observations

Written on May 3, 2016 at 2:01 pm, by

Research Colloquium “Getting from data to observations: a computational perspective” The availability of massive social media datasets presents new opportunities for the study of society, culture, and history. In order to render these datasets useful, we need ways of transforming these mountains of, often unstructured, data into well-defined observations of the human phenomena that produce them (e.g.,  Continue Reading »

Intro to 3D Printing

Written on May 3, 2016 at 11:39 am, by

Come to the 3D Printing Studio to learn about the process of additive manufacturing and to see the various technologies of 3D printing in action!

Network Models for Long-Range Planning with Behavioral Biases

Written on April 28, 2016 at 2:55 pm, by

Network Models for Long-Range Planning with Behavioral Biases JON KLEINBERG Tisch University Professor, Department of Computer Science, Department of Information Science, Cornell University There are many settings where people set long-range goals and make plans to achieve them. Such long-range planning is becoming an integral of the experience in many on-line contexts, where for example  Continue Reading »

Frames and Fields on Twitter with Robert Ackland

Written on April 27, 2016 at 2:51 pm, by

Frames and Fields on Twitter ROBERT ACKLAND Associate Professor, School of Sociology and ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods; Leader, Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks (VOSON) Lab Australian National University This presentation outlines preliminary findings from a research project focusing on activism on Twitter. We characterise an online activist field as  Continue Reading »

GIS & Data Visualization Open Office Hours

Written on April 21, 2016 at 1:13 pm, by

Stop by Snell Co-Lab D near Argo Tea to meet with Steven Braun and Bahare Sanaie-Movahed, the library’s data visualization and GIS specialists. These informal drop-in open office hours are perfect for those who want to learn more about the fields or get help with specific projects!

DH Open Office Hours

Written on April 20, 2016 at 1:08 pm, by

Digital Humanities Open Office Hours are held each week in the Digital Scholarship Commons (on the second floor of Snell Library). DH Open Office Hours are opportunities for students, faculty members, and librarians to discuss recent developments in the field of digital humanities and their own research. These are informal, conversational meetings held every week, and  Continue Reading »

Using Social Media for Health Studies with Ingmar Weber

Written on April 19, 2016 at 3:07 pm, by

Using Social Media for Health Studies INGMAR WEBER Senior scientist in the Social Computing group at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) In this presentation, I’ll give an overview of research at the Qatar Computing Research Institute on using social media for health studies. Most of our work is related to understanding lifestyle diseases such  Continue Reading »

Eric Baumer, Good Friends and Bad Habits: Why It’s (Not) Easy to Quit Social Media

Written on April 19, 2016 at 2:05 pm, by

What role does technology play in mediating human communication and social interaction? Moreover, what roles could it play, should it play, or should it not play? From designers, to sociologists, to policy makers, numerous perspectives on information technology require engaging with such questions. My research explores these questions, both by implementing novel technological systems and  Continue Reading »

GIS & Data Visualization Open Office Hours

Written on April 14, 2016 at 1:11 pm, by

Stop by Snell Co-Lab D near Argo Tea to meet with Steven Braun and Bahare Sanaie-Movahed, the library’s data visualization and GIS specialists. These informal drop-in open office hours are perfect for those who want to learn more about the fields or get help with specific projects!

DH Open Office Hours

Written on April 13, 2016 at 1:06 pm, by

Digital Humanities Open Office Hours are held each week in the Digital Scholarship Commons (on the second floor of Snell Library). DH Open Office Hours are opportunities for students, faculty members, and librarians to discuss recent developments in the field of digital humanities and their own research. These are informal, conversational meetings held every week, and  Continue Reading »

Collective Graph Identification with Lise Getoor

Written on April 12, 2016 at 3:09 pm, by

Collective Graph Identification LISE GETOOR Professor, Computer Science Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz Graph data (e.g., communication data, financial transaction networks, data describing biological systems, collaboration networks, the Web, etc.) is ubiquitous. While this observational data is useful, it is usually noisy, often only partially observed, and only hints at the actual  Continue Reading »

Jacques Savoy: Analysis of the Style and Rhetoric of American Presidents Over Two Centuries

Written on April 8, 2016 at 2:18 pm, by

Can natural language processing help us get an overview of a corpus of text?  What can we learn or what useful information can we extract from a set of governmental speeches?  If yes, then how?   Taking, for instance, the annual State of the Union (SOTU) addresses (available from 1790 to 2016), can we detect patterns  Continue Reading »

GIS & Data Visualization Open Office Hours

Written on April 7, 2016 at 1:09 pm, by

Stop by Snell Co-Lab D near Argo Tea to meet with Steven Braun and Bahare Sanaie-Movahed, the library’s data visualization and GIS specialists. These informal drop-in open office hours are perfect for those who want to learn more about the fields or get help with specific projects!

DH Open Office Hours

Written on April 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm, by

Digital Humanities Open Office Hours are held each week in the Digital Scholarship Commons (on the second floor of Snell Library). DH Open Office Hours are opportunities for students, faculty members, and librarians to discuss recent developments in the field of digital humanities and their own research. These are informal, conversational meetings held every week, and  Continue Reading »

Why Is the News Media So Horrible? What We (and the Web) Can Do About It

Written on March 30, 2016 at 10:56 am, by

NULab faculty member and assistant professor of journalism and new media gives a talk about how we can change the news media.

Global Media Monitoring with Marko Grobelnik

Written on March 28, 2016 at 3:11 pm, by

We will demonstrate an operational media monitoring system that involves a large number of data streams in multiple languages. The system for Global Media Monitoring platform http://EventRegistry.org includes (a) collecting media information from 300,000 news and social media sources, (b) performing linguistic and semantic processing in multiple languages, (c) forming events and event sequences, (d) streaming information  Continue Reading »

DH Open Office Hours

Written on March 23, 2016 at 11:45 am, by

Digital Humanities Open Office Hours are held each week in the Digital Scholarship Commons (on the second floor of Snell Library). DH Open Office Hours are opportunities for students, faculty members, and librarians to discuss recent developments in the field of digital humanities and their own research. These are informal, conversational meetings held every week, and  Continue Reading »

GIS & Data Visualization Open Office Hours

Written on March 17, 2016 at 11:44 am, by

Stop by Snell Co-Lab D near Argo Tea to meet with Steven Braun and Bahare Sanaie-Movahed, the library’s data visualization and GIS specialists. These informal drop-in open office hours are perfect for those who want to learn more about the fields or get help with specific projects!

DH Open Office Hours

Written on March 16, 2016 at 11:42 am, by

Digital Humanities Open Office Hours are held each week in the Digital Scholarship Commons (on the second floor of Snell Library). DH Open Office Hours are opportunities for students, faculty members, and librarians to discuss recent developments in the field of digital humanities and their own research. These are informal, conversational meetings held every week, and  Continue Reading »

GIS & Data Visualization Open Office Hours

Written on March 10, 2016 at 11:41 am, by

Stop by Snell Co-Lab D near Argo Tea to meet with Steven Braun and Bahare Sanaie-Movahed, the library’s data visualization and GIS specialists. These informal drop-in open office hours are perfect for those who want to learn more about the fields or get help with specific projects!

Anupam Basu, Spenser’s Spell: Linguistic Change & Historical Stylometrics

Written on March 3, 2016 at 2:30 pm, by

Spenser’s Spell: Linguistic Change and Historical Stylometrics Dr. Anupam Basu This talk will investigate one of the basic truisms about Edmund Spenser’s language – that it is distinguished by more or less systematic archaizing. A long editorial and critical tradition has held that the orthography of Spenser’s texts was distinctive and that Spenser extended the  Continue Reading »

GIS & Data Visualization Open Office Hours

Written on March 3, 2016 at 11:38 am, by

Stop by Snell Co-Lab D near Argo Tea to meet with Steven Braun and Bahare Sanaie-Movahed, the library’s data visualization and GIS specialists. These informal drop-in open office hours are perfect for those who want to learn more about the fields or get help with specific projects!

DH Open Office Hours: Sarah Connell

Written on March 2, 2016 at 11:31 am, by

Sarah Connell of the Women Writers Project will be presenting her talk, entitled “What Stuff Are You Reading Here?”: Encoding Intertextuality in Early Women’s Texts. Digital Humanities Open Office Hours are held each week in the Digital Scholarship Commons (on the second floor of Snell Library). DH Open Office Hours are opportunities for students, faculty members,  Continue Reading »

Sounding Poetry with Digital Tools

Written on February 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm, by

Sounding Poetry with Digital Tools Dr. Joanne Swafford Although poetry is often treated as silent print on a page, this talk details how digital tools can augment poetry’s aural and performed dimensions. The talk presents two such digital projects: “Songs of the Victorians,” an archive and analysis of musical settings of famous Victorian poems, and  Continue Reading »

DH Open Office Hours

Written on February 24, 2016 at 11:27 am, by

Digital Humanities Open Office Hours are held each week in the Digital Scholarship Commons (on the second floor of Snell Library). DH Open Office Hours are opportunities for students, faculty members, and librarians to discuss recent developments in the field of digital humanities and their own research. These are informal, conversational meetings held every week, and  Continue Reading »

Textual Environments: The Reinventions of Reading in Electronic Literature with Elika Ortega

Written on February 22, 2016 at 2:37 pm, by

Textual Environments: The Reinventions of Reading in Electronic Literature Dr. Élika Ortega In this talk I discuss a literary phenomenon I typify as a textual environment. Textual environments are works of electronic literature made up of a print book component and an electronic one. Because of their distributed architecture, textual environments are, indeed, laboratories to  Continue Reading »

Contesting Misognynoir: Black Women’s Digital Resistance in American Culture with Moya Bailey

Written on February 18, 2016 at 2:39 pm, by

Contesting Misogynoir: Black Women’s Digital Resistance in American Culture Dr. Moya Bailey Contesting Misogynoir: Black Women’s Digital Resistance in American Culture examines Black women’s critical responses to anti-Black misogyny in American media that is propelled via digital platforms. I first created the portmanteau misogynoir to name the specific combination of anti-Black and misogynistic representation in  Continue Reading »

DH Open Office Hours: Moya Bailey & Brooke Foucault Welles Work In Progress Talk

Written on February 17, 2016 at 11:21 am, by

This week’s DH Open Office Hours will feature a NULab Works in Progress talk by faculty members Brooke Foucault Welles, Moya Bailey, and collaborator Sarah Jackson. Join us at 1 PM on Wednesday in the DSC to hear about their work in Hashtag Activism and networked counterpublics in the digital age! Digital Humanities Open Office Hours  Continue Reading »

The Postal West: A New Spatial History with Cameron Blevins

Written on February 11, 2016 at 2:41 pm, by

The Postal West: A New Spatial History Dr. Cameron Blevins When the U.S. Civil War drew to a close in 1865, much of the American West remained a sparsely settled periphery with only tenuous connections to the rest of the country. Over the next three decades, the region underwent one of the most dramatic reorganizations  Continue Reading »

Presidential Speaker Series: “The Future of Dating”

Written on February 11, 2016 at 12:54 pm, by

See how love and mathematics combine as President Aoun has a conversation with Christian Rudder, founder of OK Cupid. This is the first in the new presidential speaker series “The Future of…” All those interested in Big Data will find this talk interesting – and apt, considering that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

Dan O’Brian: Exploring the Opportunities for an Urban Network Science

Written on February 10, 2016 at 2:10 pm, by

DAN O’BRIAN Research Director, Boston Area Research Initiative; Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Criminology and Criminal Justice, NEU Exploring the Opportunities for an Urban Network Science Urban informatics is an emerging interdisciplinary field that leverages modern digital data and technology to reveal the behavioral and social dynamics. It has only been  Continue Reading »

Science & Arts Collective: Intro to Resources for Data Visualization

Written on February 5, 2016 at 1:15 pm, by

In this 1-hour session, we have CAMD graduate student Skye Moret-Ferguson and in-house Snell library visualization expert Steven Braun tell us about how they got interested in data visualization, how thinking about effective visualizations can give us a better understanding of the data itself and what are the cutting edge technologies making waves in the  Continue Reading »

NULab Work-in-Progress: Alicia Sasser Modestino

Written on January 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm, by

NULab Works In Progress: Changing Employer Skill Requirements Over the Business Cycle Join NULab faculty member Alicia Sasser Modesto as she discusses her current work in on “upskilling”. In the wake of the Great Recession, policymakers and academics have expressed concerns about rising employer skill requirements. Using a large database of online job postings for  Continue Reading »

What Do Sodoku and Turbulence Have In Common?

Written on January 25, 2016 at 2:46 pm, by

What do Sudoku and turbulence have in common?What do Sudoku and turbulence have in common? ZOLTÁN TOROCZKAI Professor of Theoretical Physics and Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame The mathematical structure of many number-puzzles such as Sudoku is akin to hard constraint satisfaction problems lying at the basis of applications that  Continue Reading »

Know Your Data! Know Your Methods! with Jurgen Pfeffer

Written on December 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm, by

Know Your Data! Know Your Methods! JÜRGEN PFEFFER Assistant Research Professor for Societal Computing, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University In this talk I want to focus on two fundamental issues related to Computational Social Science (CSS). First, CSS data are almost always secondary data and often researchers have only limited information about how  Continue Reading »

Mathematics of Crime with Andrea Bertozzi

Written on November 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm, by

Mathematics of Crime ANDREA BERTOZZI University of California Los Angeles There is an extensive applied mathematics literature developed for problems in the biological and physical sciences. Our understanding of social science problems from a mathematical standpoint is less developed, but also presents some very interesting problems, especially for young researchers. This lecture uses crime as  Continue Reading »

Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: Quantifying Kissinger

Written on November 3, 2015 at 3:47 pm, by

Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: Quantifying Kissinger Wednesday, November 18 3:00 – 4:00 pm 90 Snell Library Micki Kaufman, Modern Language Association Scarcity of information is a common frustration for historians. For students of twentieth- and twenty-first century history, however, the opposite problem is also increasingly common — overwhelmed by a deluge  Continue Reading »

Lauren Klein on “Feminist Data Visualization: Rethinking the Archive, Reshaping the Field”

Written on October 20, 2015 at 3:41 pm, by

“Feminist Data Visualization: Rethinking the Archive, Reshaping the Field” Lauren Klein, Georgia Tech November 4, 3:00-4:00 pm 90 Snell Library Join NULab in welcoming Dr. Lauren Klein to Northeastern on Wednesday, November 4 at 3:00 pm. She will give a talk entitled “Feminist Data Visualization: Rethinking the Archive, Reshaping the Field.” Light refreshments will be  Continue Reading »

Literature Together: participatory digital editions, social annotation, and the public humanities

Written on October 8, 2015 at 7:23 pm, by

Literature Together: Participatory Digital Editions, Social Annotation, and the Public Humanities October 21, 3:00 pm 90 Snell Library Join NULab for a talk by Dr. Amanda Visconti. Light refreshments will be served. An early promise of digital humanities—radically increased public access to human culture past and present—has largely been kept, but making projects publicly accessible  Continue Reading »

Open Access Month

Written on October 8, 2015 at 7:13 pm, by

This year at Snell Library, the DSG is expanding our traditional Open Access Week celebration to the entire month of October! Many members of the library staff, as well as our friends in Academic Technology Services, have generously agreed to offer programming with a focus on “open” this month, giving us a fantastic schedule of events.  Continue Reading »

Critical Engagements with Race, Memory, and the Built Environment: A Primer for Digital Humanities

Written on September 29, 2015 at 8:04 pm, by

Critical Engagements with Race, Memory, and the Built Environment: A Primer for the Digital Humanities   October 14, 2015 3:00-4:00 pm 90 Snell Library Reception to follow at the Digital Scholarship Commons Angel David Nieves, Ph.D. Associate Professor & Co-Director, Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) Hamilton College, Clinton, NY   Despite the narrative that has long been  Continue Reading »

Event Alert – Data-ism: Where it Shines, Where it Stumbles

Written on September 14, 2015 at 11:35 pm, by

Steve Lohr, New York Times Sponsored by NULab and the Network Science Institute Network Science Institute 177 Huntington Ave. – 11th Floor    (mention at the entrance that you are there for the Lohr talk at the Netsci Institute) Boston MA 02115 12-1pm, pizza will be served TITLE: Data-ism: Where it Shines, Where it Stumbles  Continue Reading »

Boston DH Meet Up

Written on April 28, 2015 at 5:29 pm, by

Anna Kijas will host a Boston DH meet-up Friday, May 1 from 2-4 pm at Boston College. Registration is required.

New Ecologies of Scholarship: Evaluating Academic Production in the Digital Age

Written on April 15, 2015 at 8:51 pm, by

The NULab is organizing a one day symposium on Monday, May 18 in the Cabral Center at the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute to discuss changing standards for evaluating digital scholarship in the humanities. Institutional mechanisms of appraisal are struggling to make sense of new mediums for scholarly work such as digital publishing, collaborative projects, and  Continue Reading »

Stephen Ramsay Talk on “Code, Games, Puppets, and Kleist”

Written on March 31, 2015 at 10:06 pm, by

  Code, Games, Puppets, and Kleist Stephen Ramsay, The University of Nebraska—Lincoln “Code, Games, Puppets, and Kleist” uses Heinrich von Kleist’s 1810 essay, “On the Marionette Theater” as an analogy for understanding the discourses around modern video game development. Ramsay suggests that innovations in game technology follow an arc that is unlike that of almost  Continue Reading »

New OCR Methods for Early Printings

Written on March 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm, by

Join NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks core faculty member Dr. David Smith and Digital Classicist New England for:   New OCR Methods for Early Printings Uwe Springmann Digital Humanist Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich Access to texts in the form of machine actionable data is a prerequisite for research in Digital Humanities. If one’s goal is to  Continue Reading »

From Texts, to Data, and to Visuals: Computational Methods and the Study of the Chinese Political Elite

Written on March 27, 2015 at 3:38 pm, by

Join the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks core faculty member Dr. David Smith and Digital Classicist New England for: From Texts, to Data, and to Visuals: Computational Methods and the Study of the Chinese Political Elite Song Chen Harvard University This paper reflects on the methodology and preliminary findings of an evolving project that  Continue Reading »

NULab Works-in-Progress Series: Spring 2015

Written on March 26, 2015 at 12:25 am, by

“Fugitive Texts: Searching for Attributions in the Viral Texts Data” by Abby Mullen (History Department) When: Thursday, April 2nd from 2-3pm Where: 422 Snell Description: The Viral Texts project is all about the reuse of text in nineteenth-century publications. Surrounding those texts are paratexts that can help us to understand a great deal more about these shared texts, and about the  Continue Reading »

Speed Data-ing

Written on February 24, 2015 at 8:31 pm, by

  Speed Data-ing is a NULab centric data-exchange that aims to bring people seeking data together with people who have data but limited time to explore it. Each of a dozen or so datasets will have 3 minutes to share its secrets. We’re focusing on data from the Northeastern community so it will also be  Continue Reading »

#transform(ing)dh Writing and Research

Written on January 21, 2015 at 9:15 pm, by

Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholar in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Digital Humanities, Dr. Moya Bailey, will give a talk entitled “#transform(ing)dh Writing and Research: An Autoethnography of Digital Humanities Feminist Ethics” on Thursday, February 12 at 3:00 pm in 270 Holmes Hall.    Through interviews and evaluation of social media posts, Professor Moya  Continue Reading »

Exploring the “Social” in New Media Systems

Written on January 16, 2015 at 4:30 pm, by

Exploring the ‘Social’ in New Media Systems Michael Stefanone, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Communication University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Thurs. Jan 22 @ 4pm Center for Complex Network Research (CCNR), Dana Research Center  110 Forsyth Street – Take the LARGE elevator to the 5th floor. Traditional and new mass media systems  Continue Reading »

NULab Fellow Reading Group Series

Written on November 12, 2014 at 5:24 pm, by

The NULab Fellows are continuing their reading group series next week with a recent article on archival silence and digital methods recommended by Professor Ryan Cordell. We will meet next Wednesday, November 19th at noon in the DSC. A pdf is attached! The Image of Absence: Archival Silence, Data Visualization, and James Hemings Lauren F. Klein  Continue Reading »

IDV Lecture: Applying a grammar of visualization to millions of texts: the Bookworm Project

Written on November 12, 2014 at 4:55 pm, by

Applying a grammar of visualization to millions of texts: the Bookworm project Benjamin Schmidt, Assistant Professor at Northeastern University core faculty at the NuLab for Texts, Maps, and Networks Introduction: Isabel Meirelles, Northeastern University Wednesday, November 12th, 5.30pm Ground floor Auditorium, Visitor Center Leon street 40 Boston 02115 Abstract: Large textual collections in the humanities  Continue Reading »

Gephi Workshop with NULab Fellow Devin Gaffney

Written on November 6, 2014 at 2:57 pm, by

NULab Fellow Devin Gaffney, of the Network Science Department, will lead a workshop on November 5 at 1:00 pm on the network visualization tool Gephi. The workshop will be held in the Center for Complex Network Research, Dana Hall, 5th floor. The workshop will take place in two phases. Phase I, from 1:00-2:00 pm, will  Continue Reading »

Open Access Week, October 20 – 26

Written on October 16, 2014 at 2:15 pm, by

Open Access Week 2014 is set for October 20 – 26! The theme is “Generation Open”– highlighting the importance of students and early career researches as advocates for change. Snell Library has several events planned to celebrate, including one highlighting the work of a Northeastern student. An Open Access Week table will be set up  Continue Reading »

NULab Fellows announce DH/CSS reading group

Written on October 14, 2014 at 5:04 pm, by

The NUlab Fellows are starting up a Digital Humanities / Computational Social Science reading group to benefit the graduate students and faculty connected with NUlab. Interested people from elsewhere are, of course, welcome as well. The idea is to bring the NUlab together around highly relevant interdisciplinary research and engage in cross disciplinary discussion. For  Continue Reading »

2014 Boston Fall Data Festival

Written on October 7, 2014 at 9:02 pm, by

http://www.bostondatafest.com/ 2014 Boston Fall Data Festival November 3–9, 2014 Boston’s second annual 2014 Data Festival brings together the meetup community, entrepreneurs, VCs and others to highlight our data-centric scene. Metro Boston is wonderfully diverse, with some of the best minds, universities, and companies globally. Program Schedule Monday November 3 06:00 PM Boston Data Festival 2014 Kickoff  Continue Reading »

Barrs Lecture Series– William Noel, “The Open Book: Medieval Data in the 21st Century”

Written on October 3, 2014 at 2:49 pm, by

This year’s Barrs Lecture Series, “The Open Book: Medieval Data in the 21st Century” presented by William Noel, will be held October 16 at 4:00 pm in 346 Curry Student Center. William Noel is the DIrector of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts and Founding Director of the Schoenberg Institute for  Continue Reading »

Discussions @ DSC to feature NULab core faculty Professor Isabel Meirelles

Written on September 23, 2014 at 6:02 pm, by

The Digital Scholarship Commons will offer a series of informal discussions this semester exploring the role of digital technologies in teaching, learning, and research. Faculty and graduate students are welcome. Bring a bag lunch to 211 Snell. Light refreshments will also be served. The first Discussion of the year is on Data Visualization and will  Continue Reading »

Xinru Page to speak at Northeastern on “Overcoming the Privacy Paradox and Designing for Adoption of Location-sharing Systems”

Written on September 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm, by

Overcoming the Privacy Paradox and Designing for Adoption of Location-sharing Systems   Xinru Page, Ph.D. Center for Complex Network Research 2pm – 3pm, Monday, September 22 In recent years, location-sharing systems have become widely available (e.g. Foursquare, Glympse, Google Latitude). Sharing one’s location can serve many purposes, such as safety, coordination or staying connected. Nonetheless,  Continue Reading »

Matthew Brashears to Speak at Northeastern

Written on September 17, 2014 at 5:49 pm, by

Matthew Brashears of Cornell University will present the following talk at Northeastern on Thursday, September 18 at noon in 540 Holmes Hall.   Social Networks, Compression Heuristics, and the Evolution of Human Intelligence Matthew Brashears, Cornell University 12pm on September 18, 2014 (a light lunch will be served) 540 Holmes, Northeastern University The ability of primates, including  Continue Reading »

Katherine Bode presents “Digital Humanities and Digitized Newspapers: The Australian Story”

Written on September 10, 2014 at 6:51 pm, by

Katherine Bode, from the Australian National University, will present a talk on September 30 at noon in 342 Curry Student Center. Please join us! This presentation focuses on a project that employs one of Australia’s leading digital resources, the Trove database. Created by the National Library of Australia, Trove contains the largest holding of digitized  Continue Reading »

Digital Humanities Open Office Hours: Spring Semester 2015

Written on September 10, 2014 at 5:26 pm, by

Digital Humanities Open Office Hours Digital Humanities Open Office Hours will be held this spring semester on Tuesdays* from 2:00-3:15 pm in the Digital Scholarship Commons (2nd floor of Snell Library). *note: the first meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 21th from 2:00-3:15. DH Open Office Hours are opportunities for students, faculty members, and librarians to  Continue Reading »

Discovering Latent Network Structure in Point Process Data

Written on August 27, 2014 at 5:58 pm, by

Date: September 4, 2014 – 3:00pm to 4:30pm Scott Linderman, Computer Science Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University presents Discovering Latent Network Structure in Point Process Data Venue: Center for Complex Network Research, Northeastern University Boston, MA Networks play a central role in modern data analysis, enabling us to reason about systems by studying the relationships between their parts.  Continue Reading »

Open, Reproducible and Exploratory Data Science

Written on August 20, 2014 at 8:32 pm, by

Data Science involves the application of scientific methodologies to data driven computations across a wide range of fields. As Drew Conway has clarified, it sits at the intersection of hacking/programming, math/statistics and domain specific expertise. Because data science is data- and computing-centric it requires powerful software tools. In this talk I will describe open source  Continue Reading »

WIRE Workshop: Working with Internet Archives for Research

Written on June 13, 2014 at 6:17 pm, by

Please join us on Tuesday for a series of public presentations highlight ongoing research at the intersection of network analysis, large-scale data and archival Internet studies. This workshop is hosted by a team of scholars from Rutgers University, Northeastern University, and the Internet Archive. The aim of the workshop is twofold. The workshop will provide a forum for presentations  Continue Reading »

A Reception for the Boston Marathon Bombing Digital Archive

Written on April 10, 2014 at 1:42 pm, by

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities and NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks invite you to a reception to launch the opening of Our Marathon’s Boston Marathon Bombing Digital Archive Exhibit. This exhibit will be on display at International Village through the end of April.

Dr. Stuart W. Shulman presents “Tools for Text”

Written on March 6, 2014 at 10:00 pm, by

Tools for Text   Dr. Stuart W. Shulman Founder & CEO of Texifter Research Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst 12pm – 1:15pm, Monday, March 10 Center for Complex Network Research 5th floor Dana Building, Northeastern University (take elevator on left) Tools for reviewing, coding, and retrieving text found in qualitative data  Continue Reading »

Omeka & Neatline Workshop

Written on March 5, 2014 at 4:50 pm, by

The NULab for Texts, Maps and Networks is happy to announce a day-long Omeka/Neatline workshop on Saturday, April 5, led by Core Faculty Member Ryan Cordell. This workshop will introduce participants to the Omeka digital archive software (omeka.org) and the Neatline geospatial exhibit building plugin (neatline.org). We will learn how to:   • Decide whether  Continue Reading »

Github workshop with Navid Dianati

Written on February 21, 2014 at 6:03 pm, by

In this workshop, we will review the basics of the popular and open source revision control software Git, as well as the free online hosting service GitHub. Through examples, we will see how Git may be used for source code documentation and revision control in single-author and collaborative projects. Join us at the Center for Complex  Continue Reading »

Gephi workshop with Katya Ognyanova

Written on February 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm, by

This workshop provides an introduction to basic and advanced network visualization techniques using the free software tool Gephi (www.gephi.org). We will go over data structure and formats, graph layouts, various features and controls that help highlight key aspects and uncover hidden patterns in a network. The workshop will also cover dynamic graph visualization: a way to present  Continue Reading »

Zotero workshop with Brian Keegan

Written on February 21, 2014 at 5:57 pm, by

Come learn how to use the open-source Zotero reference management tool to share scholarship with collaborators and colleagues. This workshop will cover some collaborative features of Zotero and best practices for merging it with your existing research workflows. Join us in 400B Holmes Hall at Northeastern University. Lazer Lab postdoctoral research fellow Brian Keegan will lead  Continue Reading »

Catherine D’Ignazio Lecture: Art, Maps, and Civic Engagement

Written on February 12, 2014 at 6:28 pm, by

The MFA program for Information Design and Visualization  cordially invites you to a lecture by   Catherine D’Ignazio – Art, Maps and Civic Engagement   Catherine D’Ignazio (a.k.a. kanarinka) is an artist, software developer and media researcher at the MIT Center for Civic Media. Her research centers around civic data and experimental geography — mapping  Continue Reading »

Upvotes, Downvotes, and Initial Conditions: An Analysis of Reddit’s Curation Mechanisms

Written on January 29, 2014 at 6:53 pm, by

Greg Stoddard, Harvard & Northwestern Center for Complex Network Research 1 – 2pm, Tuesday, February 4 In recent years, the social news site Reddit.com has grown exponentially in popularity as more and more people use it to find good content from around the web. According to Alexa estimates, Reddit is the 84th most popular website and receives  Continue Reading »

Our Marathon at the Watertown Public Library

Written on January 24, 2014 at 8:15 pm, by

Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive will be at the Watertown Free Public Library onSaturday, January 25th from 1-4pm. Our Marathon is a crowd-sourced digital archive of stories, photos, video, and social media related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and its aftermath. This event is an opportunity for members of the Watertown community  Continue Reading »

Tracing the Flow of Policy Ideas in Legislature

Written on January 24, 2014 at 8:12 pm, by

In the US Congress, only a very small proportion of bills become law. The surviving bills may serve as vehicles for policy ideas originating in other bills, but there is currently no reliable way to learn when this occurs. Using the legislative history of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as our test  Continue Reading »

Studying Transatlantic Reception and Readership: The Women Writers Project

Written on January 24, 2014 at 7:02 pm, by

Julia Flanders (Professor of the Practice, English; Director, Digital Scholarship Group, College of Social Sciences and Humanities and University Libraries) will present this talk as part of the Humanities Center and CSSH Dean’s Office’s “Faculty Works-in-Progress” series, Monday, January 27, 12:00-1:00 pm, 310R Renaissance Park.

Collaboration and Friendship Networks among Faculty within a University: Gender Differences and Climate Implications

Written on December 5, 2013 at 11:11 pm, by

Who: Christina Falci, PhD Title of the Talk: “Collaboration and Friendship Networks among Faculty within a University: Gender Differences and Climate Implications” Where: 540 Holmes Hall When: December 10, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm There will be lunch –please R.S.V.P. at http://fs6.formsite.com/NUadvanceIT/form141/index.html The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology  Continue Reading »

Critical Mass, Viral Tags and Political Hashtags: the Dynamics of Contagious Phenomena in Social Media

Written on November 4, 2013 at 3:30 pm, by

Social media sites like Twitter enable users to engage in the spread of contagious phenomena: everything from information and rumors to social movements and virally marketed products. The dynamics of these phenomena have been studied extensively from a theoretical perspective, but a gap exists between models and empirical studies of social contagions. In this talk,  Continue Reading »

The Center Cannot Hold

Written on November 4, 2013 at 3:24 pm, by

Join NULab and David Sparks, of the Boston Celtics, as he presents a talk on a social network approach to explaining ideological polarization. The lack of quantitative data on House candidates makes many theories of electoral politics difficult to test. Perhaps the most fundamental shortcoming of current data is the lack of ideological estimates for  Continue Reading »

A Computational Analysis of Agenda Setting with Alice Oh

Written on November 4, 2013 at 3:18 pm, by

Agenda setting theory explains how media affects its audience. While traditional media studies have done extensive research on agenda setting, there are important limitations in those studies, including using a small set of issues, running costly surveys of public interest, and manually categorizing the articles into positive and negative frames. In this paper, we propose to tackle these limitations with a  Continue Reading »

Boston Data Swap

Written on October 23, 2013 at 9:57 pm, by

Northeastern University’s NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, in conjunction with the Boston Globe Labs as well as the Boston Area Research Initiative, has launched a new model for cross-disciplinary data collaboration. The inaugural Boston Skill Swap brought together over 40 local graduate students and professionals to work as teams on six Boston-related datasets provided  Continue Reading »

New Media and American Literary History Conference

Written on October 23, 2013 at 1:36 am, by

Bringing together digital humanities and book history scholars, this conference will feature workshops and plenaries on American literary history and new media. Organized by Ryan Cordell with support from the Mellon Foundation, the Department of English, the Humanities Center, and the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. Watch a live webcast of the event here.

NULab Hosts Workshop: Accessible Futures in the Humanities

Written on October 23, 2013 at 1:35 am, by

The fist workshop in the Building an Accessible Future for the Humanities Project will take place at Northeastern University on Nov. 15-16, 2013. At the workshop, humanists, librarians, information scientists, and cultural heritage professionals can learn about technologies, design standards, and accessibility issues associated with the use of digital technologies. This important project is a  Continue Reading »

CSSH hosts the DPLAfest

Written on October 23, 2013 at 1:35 am, by

Northeastern University will host a day of workshops to celebrate the groundbreaking first national digital library—the Digital Public Library of America.

George Williams: Accessibility in Digital Environments

Written on October 23, 2013 at 12:22 am, by

George Williams is an associate professor of English at the University of South Carolina Upstate, where he teaches courses on literature and writing. His research focuses on how to make digital environments more accessible to people with disabilities. For example, he is currently co-director of a project called Accessible Future, a series of workshops —  Continue Reading »

Anita Sarkeesian

Written on October 22, 2013 at 1:19 am, by

Anita Sarkeesian is a media critic and the creator of Feminist Frequency, a video webseries that explores the representations of women in video games and pop culture narratives. Her work focuses on deconstructing the stereotypes and tropes associated with women in popular culture as well as highlighting issues surrounding the targeted harassment of women in  Continue Reading »

Boston Data Swap, in co-operation with the Boston Globe

Written on October 20, 2013 at 7:17 pm, by

In October 2013, NULab hosted day one of a two-day workshop for users of big data in conjunction with the Boston Globe. Events took place on Northeastern’s campus as well as at the Globe offices over the course of two days.