Blog:  iNSolution

Whoo-​​hoo! A Simpsons word-​​search tool

Ben Schmidt, an assis­tant pro­fessor of his­tory who spe­cial­izes in the dig­ital human­i­ties, has cre­ated a Book­worm that allows users to search ref­er­ences to spe­cific words used throughout The Simp­sons’ 25-​​season run by season, episode, and even time within each episode. Excellent.

When history goes digital

With sup­port from the National Endow­ment for the Human­i­ties, the Dig­ital Schol­ar­ship Group at North­eastern is hosting an inter­na­tional ser­vice called TAPAS that will pro­vide low-​​cost pub­lishing and storage ser­vices for users to create, curate, and share high-​​quality data using open-​​source tools.

Libraries swapping stacks for bytes

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity cel­e­brated the work of the newly cre­ated Dig­ital Public Library of America with a day­long series of work­shops focused on the future of the online repository.

Reflections on Marathon bombing, six months later

North­eastern will com­mem­o­rate the six-​​month anniver­sary of the Boston Marathon bombing by hosting a spe­cial one-​​day exhibit encour­aging people to add to Our Marathon, the university’s crowd-​​sourced dig­ital archive.

The evolution of language, from Shakespeare to present day

Assis­tant pro­fessor David Smith is lever­aging dig­ital human­i­ties tech­niques to ana­lyze syn­tactic changes throughout his­tory in an effort to under­stand how lan­guages evolve.