A Dominican Prayer Book, created in the 15th century, from the Northeastern archives joins manuscripts spanning the 9th to the 17th centuries in “the largest exhibit of pre-1600 manuscripts ever mounted in North America.” Students in a “History of Books” class helped determine the date of the book’s creation, notes Giordana Mecagni, above, head of special collections at Northeastern.
Northeastern faculty members were hard at work this summer preparing to teach their fall courses. Here’s a look at some of the brand new courses they’ve developed and the work that goes into preparing for the new academic year.
Ryan Cordell, an assistant professor of English and a digital humanities expert, is using a newly digitized corpora of historical texts, including newspapers, magazines, and novels, to identify the popular elements of 19th-century culture.
At Saturday’s #onerun event in Boston, a team of digital humanities researchers will showcase its project: Our Marathon, a comprehensive archive of materials that tell the story of the Boston Marathon bombings and the people affected.
The sprawling cast of characters in the Irish novel Finnegans Wake compares to the meme culture that permeates the Internet today, according to research by English major Tom Murphy.
Northeastern on Wednesday hosted “THATCamp,” a so-called “unconference” that offered attendees a unique way to navigate the novel field of digital humanities.
Studies in American Fiction 36.1 (2008): 3-26.