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“Storytelling, Archives, and Resilience”: reflecting on the role of community archives in the Boston Marathon bombing

Written on May 1, 2018 at 10:33 am, by

On Monday, April 23 – five years and a week after tragedy struck Boston in the form of the Boston Marathon bombing – faculty, staff, students and members of the community gathered in Alumni Center to share reflections on remembering traumatic events and processing grief through collections and digital archives. The event commemorated five years  Continue Reading »

Boston DH Week at the DSG and NULab

Written on March 1, 2018 at 10:37 am, by

During the week of March 12-16, Northeastern University will join with other local universities to participate in Boston Digital Humanities Week, bringing an array of programming about and for the digital humanities to the greater Boston area. Check out our upcoming on-campus events hosted by the Digital Scholarship Group and the NULab for Texts, Maps  Continue Reading »

Celebrating Frederick Douglass’ Birthday With a Transcribe-a-Thon

Written on February 20, 2018 at 3:06 pm, by

On February 14, the NULab for Texts, Maps and Networks, the Women Writers Project, the Digital Scholarship Group and Snell Library’s Open Access programming teamed up for a special Valentine’s Day celebration—a transcribe-a-thon and birthday party for Frederick Douglass. Faculty, staff and students from various disciplines across Northeastern gathered in the Digital Media Commons to  Continue Reading »

Marc Priewe, “Tracing Early American Captivity Narratives”

Written on April 20, 2017 at 10:13 am, by

We are fortunate this month to have Marc Priewe as a NULab visiting scholar. Marc is the head of American Studies at the University of Stuttgart and the German PI on a recently funded Digging into Data project, “Oceanic Exchanges,” in partnership with Ryan Cordell and an international team of collaborators.   On April 10th  Continue Reading »

The Science and Arts Collective of Northeastern University is hosting an event series!

Written on January 19, 2016 at 2:36 pm, by

Starting January 22nd, the Science and Arts Collective of Northeastern University will be hosting a series of working meetings. SACNU Goals: To promote interaction, communication and collaboration across scientific and creative disciplines at Northeastern University The emphasis of SACNU is to create a community and a platform for: Learning and using tools to ensure that  Continue Reading »

#1Lib1Ref: Imagine a World Where Every Librarian Added One More Reference to Wikipedia

Written on January 14, 2016 at 1:04 pm, by

Wikipedia turns 15 this year, and one of the many celebratory events happening in January is the #1Lib1Ref (One Librarian, One Reference) initiative, sponsored by the Wikipedia Library. From January 15th-23rd, librarians are encouraged to use their research powers to add just one good citation to sections in Wikipedia tagged with the “citation needed” request.  Continue Reading »

DH Open Office Hours with Dr. Lauren Klein

Written on November 12, 2015 at 1:14 pm, by

Dr. Klein joined us for DH Open Office Hours before her talk in 90 Snell Library. Dr. Klein is assistant professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, and in addition to her interest in digital humanities, also researches American literature and culture, media studies, and food studies. She also now edits the journal  Continue Reading »

DH Open Office Hours Overview: Special Guest Jim McGrath!

Written on October 6, 2015 at 1:16 pm, by

This week at DH Open Office Hours, we had the pleasure of Hosting Jim McGrath, a postdoctoral fellow in Public Digital Humanities at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University. He also was the former DSG Coordinator, and helped lead the Our Marathon project. We talked about different  Continue Reading »

DH Open Office Hours Overview

Written on September 23, 2015 at 2:48 pm, by

Today we had our second DH Open Office Hours session! Our session focused on the tools we use for DH. We talked about how the NULab graduate symposium will be working heavily with text analysis for the semester, and as a result, they’ll be working with R and Python. We also talked about the tools  Continue Reading »

DH Open Office Hours: Fall 2015

Written on September 10, 2015 at 1:28 pm, by

With the start of the new semester comes the start of this year’s Digital Humanities Open Office Hours! We’ll begin meeting on September 16th. These office hours are a great way for beginners to learn more about how to use different tools, or to turn an idea into a solid project. We’ll also share current and  Continue Reading »

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