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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Ryan Cordell and David Smith are Principle Investigators on $1.5 million Digging into Data Grant

Written on March 31, 2017 at 12:49 pm, by

“Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks in Historical Newspaper Repositories, 1840-1914 (OcEx),” a project that will study information flow in nineteenth century newspapers across national and linguistic boundaries, was recently awarded a $1.5 million grant as part of The Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities Digging into Data Challenge. NULab Core Faculty Members Ryan  Continue Reading »

On Respecting “Deep Knowledge” in Collaborative Feminist Work: a Discussion with Jacque Wernimont

Written on March 23, 2017 at 11:05 pm, by

On Wednesday March 15th, Arizona State University English Professor Jacque Wernimont held a discussion with a group of graduate students, faculty, and staff at Northeastern on the topic of building digital feminist communities. I was particularly excited for Jacque’s visit, as a group I helped organize at Northeastern, the Digital Feminist Commons, co-sponsored the event  Continue Reading »

Feminist Methods in Digital Spaces

Written on March 22, 2017 at 9:35 am, by

The “Feminist Methods in Digital Spaces” panel brought together four experts from a range of digital disciplines to discuss their experiences in applying feminist methods to pedagogy and research in digital humanities, online discourse, computer science, and game design. The event was co-sponsored by the NULab for Texts, Maps and Networks and the Digital Feminist  Continue Reading »

#HashtagActivism: Networked Counterpublics in the Digital Age

Written on March 14, 2017 at 4:02 pm, by

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 to advance counter narratives and advocate for social change. We contend that members of these marginalized groups, in the tradition  Continue Reading »

NULab Co-Director David Lazer Co-Authors New Article in Science

Written on March 5, 2017 at 3:18 pm, by

David Lazer, co-director of the NULab, is co-author on an article recently published in Science titled “The need for a translational science of democracy.” In the article, Lazer and his colleagues call for the creation of “a translational science of democracy that maintains scientific rigor while actively promoting the health of the body politic,” in light  Continue Reading »