Rediscovering the Refugee Scholars of the Nazi Era

Rediscovering the Refugee Scholars of the Nazi Era

The Rediscovering the Refugee Scholars project is a research effort by Northeastern University faculty and graduate students  Continue Reading »

Margaret Fuller Transnational Archive: Mapping Topographies of Revolution

Margaret Fuller Transnational Archive: Mapping Topographies of Revolution

The Margaret Fuller Transnational Archive aims to digitally map networks of publication involving Margaret Fuller  Continue Reading »

The Early Caribbean Digital Archive

The Early Caribbean Digital Archive

The Early Caribbean Digital Archive is an open access collection of pre-twentieth-century Caribbean texts, maps,  Continue Reading »

Digital Humanities Quarterly

Digital Humanities Quarterly

Note: Because the ADHO server is in an unplanned downtime, DHQ is currently down. We apologize for the  Continue Reading »

Current Projects

  • Critical Fan Toolkit (CFT)

    The Critical Fan Toolkit (CFT) is an open, public, digital dissertation; it provides a collection of resources and data for fans, teachers, and researchers who are invested in integrating critical fan practices into their everyday ...

    Read more...
  • Mapping Transformation: How changing neighborhood identities affect civic life

    Mapping Transformation is an ongoing journalism research project conducted by graduate students in Northeastern University’s School of Journalism. The project aims to map the Boston landmarks that have undergone, or are currently undergoing, a name ...

    Read more...
  • XM-LGBT

    XM<LGBT/> seeks to build a qualitative coding system that thinks more deeply about LGBTQ+ people and about queer theory, forefronting these methods and ways of thinking. This project began in 2016 as part of project ...

    Read more...
  • Letterpress Goes 3D

    Letterpress Goes 3D (LG3D) seeks to investigate modes of media production, the materiality of historical texts, and the relation between old and new media by reverse engineering nineteenth-century woodcuts and creating new press materials using ...

    Read more...
  • Visualizing Early Colonial Philadelphia: A Digital Narrative on the Role of Health in Philadelphia’s Early Urbanization

    Visualizing Early Colonial Philadelphia will be a digital component to Nebiolo’s dissertation, “Constructing Health: Concepts of Well-Being in the Creation of Early Atlantic Cities” to highlight some of the urban spaces discussed in the dissertation.* ...

    Read more...
  • Digital Humanities Graduate Student Research Gathering Series

    In December 2018, the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks awarded a Seedling Grant to Northeastern graduate students—in partnership with the Digital Scholarship Group—seeking to connect with other students doing Digital Humanities in Greater Boston. ...

    Read more...
  • The Black Architects Archive

    The Black Architects Archive (BAA) is a web-based, interactive repository of architectural practice that maps the genealogy of black architects from the nineteenth century to the present. The archive collects and displays the work of black ...

    Read more...
  • The Prevalence of Backfire Effects After the Correction of Misinformation

    A backfire effect is when a person reports believing even more in misinformation after a correction has been presented. In other words, instead of belief decreasing as intended, the person strengthens their belief in the ...

    Read more...
  • Novels in the News: The Reprinting of Fiction in Nineteenth-Century Newspapers

    “Novels in the News: The Reprinting of Fiction in Nineteenth-Century Newspapers” investigates the republication history of novels and short fiction within the hybrid medium of the nineteenth-century newspaper. This project seeks to understand not simply ...

    Read more...
  • Cycles of Conflict, a Century of Continuity: How Place Shaped the Women’s Movement over One Hundred Years

    The tension between social stability and social change is foundational to social science: society is constantly changing, yet institutions are slow to change. It is the intersection of these two dynamics that is ultimately responsible ...

    Read more...
  • 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 ...

    Read more...
  • Algorithmic Bias in AI-Assisted Conversations

    What does the introduction of reply suggestions generated by AI do to human communication? Whose “voice” is represented in these machine-generated responses and whose voice is diminished by them? Google, LinkedIn, and Facebook are now offering ...

    Read more...
  • The Atlas of Southern Memory

    Partially supported by a NULab grant

    In an era of contentious debates about who and what should be commemorated in the public sphere, the conversation has largely been limited to physical monuments like statues, plaques, and landmarks. These structures advance narrow ...

    Read more...
  • Gossamer Network: The U.S. Post and State Power in the American West

    Partially supported by a NULab grant

    Between the 1860s and the 1890s, the western United States underwent one of the most dramatic reorganizations of people, land, capital, and resources in American history. It had taken Anglo-Americans the better part of two ...

    Read more...
  • Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks In Historical Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914

    Partially supported by a NULab grant

    Oceanic Exchanges (OcEx) is funded through the Transatlantic Partnership for Social Sciences and Humanities 2016 Digging Into Data Challenge. The dramatic expansion of newspapers over the 19th century created a global culture of abundant, rapidly circulating ...

    Read more...
  • Art of the March

    Partially supported by a NULab grant

    A Documentary Project Dedicated to the Organizers and Participants of the Boston Women’s March, January 21, 2017 Art of the March is an online archive and interactive presentation of protest signs and posters collected in the ...

    Read more...
  • Her Truth

    Partially supported by a NULab grant

    One of Nackey Loeb’s editorials displayed on C-SPAN shortly before the 1984 New Hampshire presidential primary For nearly 20 years, Nackey Scripps Loeb served as publisher of the Manchester (NH) Union Leader, a role that gave ...

    Read more...
  • A People’s Atlas of the Nuclear United States

    “A People’s Atlas of the Nuclear United States” is a digital public humanities project that documents and interprets the relational geographies of nuclear materials used by the United States military. The Atlas is structured to ...

    Read more...
  • Undergraduate Research Initiative

    The Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) encourages undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities to carry out research and other creative activities in collaboration with, or under the close supervision of, faculty members ...

    Read more...
  • Rediscovering the Refugee Scholars of the Nazi Era

    The Rediscovering the Refugee Scholars project is a research effort by Northeastern University faculty and graduate students in Jewish Studies, Journalism, Public History, and Computer Science to retrace the forgotten career and life pathways of a group ...

    Read more...
  • News-based Early Warning System

    Partially supported by a NULab grant

    This project explores whether a real time sentiment index, constructed using the universe of Reuters news, can help in forecasting GDP and predicting extreme events, such as large reversal in capital flows, in emerging markets. Compared ...

    Read more...
  • #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice

    Partially supported by a NULab grant

    Through a unique combination of network analytics and critical readings of tweet texts, #HashtagActivism: Networked Counterpublics in the Digital Age examines how and why Twitter hashtags have become an important platform for historically disenfranchised populations ...

    Read more...
  • Margaret Fuller Transnational Archive: Mapping Topographies of Revolution

    Partially supported by a NULab grant

    The Margaret Fuller Transnational Archive aims to digitally map networks of publication involving Margaret Fuller and the circles of European and American political and cultural figures, including Horace Greeley, and Giuseppe Mazzini and Cristina Trivulzio ...

    Read more...
  • Networks of Coexistence: Explaining Variation in Cross-Ethnic Ties

    Partially supported by a NULab grant

    What factors lead individuals in volatile environments to form social ties across ethnic divisions? Prior research suggests that close contact with other groups can improve attitudes and quell stereotypes but can also spark violent conflict, particularly ...

    Read more...
  • LA County Jail Oral History Project

    Partially supported by a NULab grant

    The LA County Jail Oral History Project aims to document the conditions, culture, and recent history of the LA County Jail system through the oral histories of former and current inmates. The oral history project and ...

    Read more...
  • (Re)Making/(Re)Marking: Rhetoric, Genre, and Markup in the Writing Classroom

    Partially supported by a NULab grant

    Image from teaching journal, July 7, 2016 This project studies the writing and experiences of students as they compose XML markup in a series of writing classes taught at Northeastern. In addition to writing their assignments ...

    Read more...
  • Assessing the Impact of Online Personalization on Algorithmic Culture

    Partially supported by a NULab grant

    Today, many major websites personalize the content that they show to users. Examples include: Google Search, which personalizes search results to try and surface more relevant content; Amazon and Netflix, which personalize product and movie ...

    Read more...
  • Social Network Processes in Collaborative Decision-Making

    How do we best organize agents to solve difficult problems? Should they compete or collaborate? If they collaborate, who should collaborate with whom? While organizing problem­-solving work as a competition can provide strong incentives to ...

    Read more...

Past Projects