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: http://web.northeastern.edu/nulab/events/.

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
https://web.northeastern.edu/nulab/event/rstudio-basics/
Jan. 30: Training and querying models with word2vec
https://web.northeastern.edu/nulab/event/word2vec/

February 8, 2–3pm, 342 Curry Student Center
“The Uses and Abuses of Proxy Data”
Cameron Blevins, NULab Core Faculty Member
https://web.northeastern.edu/nulab/event/cameron-blevins-talk/

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
https://web.northeastern.edu/nulab/event/douglass-day/

February 23, 2–5pm, 433 Curry Student Center
Mindy Seu, Harvard University, and Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, UMass Boston
“Computational Poetry” workshop
https://web.northeastern.edu/nulab/event/generating-poetry/

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
https://web.northeastern.edu/nulab/event/fenwick-mckelvey/

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
https://web.northeastern.edu/nulab/event/scott-weingart-talk/

March 16, 9:30am–5pm, Raytheon Amphitheater
NULab Spring Conference: “Fake News/Real Knowledge: Histories, Structures, Futures”
Keynote speaker: Yochai Benkler, Harvard University
https://web.northeastern.edu/nulab/event/2018-conference/

March 26, 10am–12pm, 422 Snell Library
“An Introduction to Omeka” workshop
https://web.northeastern.edu/nulab/event/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
https://web.northeastern.edu/nulab/event/sharon-leon/

April 4, 1:30–2:30pm, 177 Huntington Avenue, 11th floor
Visiting Speaker, Timothy Tangherlini, UCLA
Co-sponsored with the Network Science Institute
https://web.northeastern.edu/nulab/event/timothy-tangherlini/

April 10, 2–4pm, 440 Curry Student Center
@mozzadrella, GitHub Education
“Teacher training on the basics of Git and GitHub” workshop
https://web.northeastern.edu/nulab/event/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
https://web.northeastern.edu/nulab/event/black-collectives/