The NULab is delighted to announce our spring calendar of events. We have some very exciting talks, workshops, and other events planned for the semester, organized around our year-long focus on fake news, information, and misinformation. You can find additional details and registration information for these events at:

NULab events are free and open to the public, but some require registration and guests from outside the Northeastern community should RSVP to sa.connell[at]northeastern[dot]edu.

We hope to see you this spring!

NULab Spring Events

Series on Fake News, Information, and Misinformation
Co-sponsored with the Shorenstein Center and hosted at Harvard University

March 1—Kate Starbird, University of Washington, 11:30am–1pm at 434 Wexner, Harvard Kennedy School
April 5—Deb Roy, MIT, 1:30–3pm at Littauer Building, Room L-130, Harvard Kennedy School
April 12—Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard University, 11:30am–1pm at 434 Wexner, Harvard Kennedy School
April 23—Brendan Nyhan, Dartmouth College, 11:30am–1pm at 434 Wexner, Harvard Kennedy School

Events Hosted at Northeastern

Every Wednesday, 12pm, Digital Scholarship Commons, Snell Library, 2nd Floor
DH Open Office Hours
Co-sponsored with the Digital Scholarship Group (DSG)

January 29 and 30, 10am–12pm, 422 Snell Library
“Vector Space Models for Humanists” workshop
Jan. 29: Basics of R and RStudio
Jan. 30: Training and querying models with word2vec

February 8, 2–3pm, 342 Curry Student Center
“The Uses and Abuses of Proxy Data”
Cameron Blevins, NULab Core Faculty Member

February 14, 12–3pm, Digital Scholarship Commons
“Douglass Day” transcribe-a-thon and celebration
Co-sponsored with the DSG, Open Access at Snell, and the Women Writers Project

February 23, 2–5pm, 433 Curry Student Center
Mindy Seu, Harvard University, and Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, UMass Boston
“Computational Poetry” workshop

Feb 27, 2pm, 346 Curry Student Center
“The Internet Possessed: The Programs Optimizing Our Communication from the ARPANET to the Internet”
Visiting speaker Fenwick McKelvey, Concordia University
Co-sponsored with Microsoft Research

March 12, 1–2:30pm, 346 Curry Student Center
“Geometries of Thought: What the history of network visualizations reveals about how we think”
Visiting speaker Scott Weingart, Carnegie Mellon University

March 16, 9:30am–5pm, Raytheon Amphitheater
NULab Spring Conference: “Fake News/Real Knowledge: Histories, Structures, Futures”
Keynote speaker: Yochai Benkler, Harvard University

March 26, 10am–12pm, 422 Snell Library
“An Introduction to Omeka” workshop

March 28, 10am, 440 Curry Student Center
“The Jesuit Plantation Project Redux: Activating Derived Historical Data in a Digital Environment (or, Death by Hand-Processed-Data)”
Visiting speaker Sharon Leon, Michigan State University
Co-sponsored with the Department of History

April 4, 1:30–2:30pm, 177 Huntington Avenue, 11th floor
Visiting Speaker, Timothy Tangherlini, UCLA
Co-sponsored with the Network Science Institute

April 10, 2–4pm, 440 Curry Student Center
@mozzadrella, GitHub Education
“Teacher training on the basics of Git and GitHub” workshop

April 13, 1–4pm, 346 Curry Student Center
“Black Collectives, Black Data, and Public Imperatives”
Talk and workshop with Jim Casey and Sarah Patterson, Colored Conventions Project