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February Open Office Hours

Each week, the DSG hosts a “Digital Humanities Open Office Hours,” where beginning and experienced researchers share knowledge about how to use different tools, or discuss turning an idea into a solid project. We also share current and completed projects, as well as our experiences with many different facets of the DH world.  February hosted  Continue Reading »

Douglass Day 2019

On February 14, the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, the Women Writers Project, and the Digital Scholarship Group teamed up to celebrate Frederick Douglass’ birthday with a read- and transcribe-a-thon. The read- and transcribe-a-thon was part of a national celebration for Douglass’ birthday, organized by the Colored Conventions Project in association with the African American  Continue Reading »

2019 Call for CERES Proposals

  Call for Proposals   Deadline: May 15, 2019 Apply here: https://dsg.neu.edu/projects/new-projects/project-application   The Northeastern University Library’s Digital Scholarship Group (DSG) invites Northeastern faculty and staff to submit project proposals for new research projects using the CERES Exhibit Toolkit. We also welcome proposals for using CERES in classroom assignments. The deadline for proposals is May  Continue Reading »

January Open Office Hours

Each week, the DSG hosts a “Digital Humanities Open Office Hours,” where beginning and experienced researchers share knowledge about how to use different tools, or to turn an idea into a solid project. We’ll also share current and completed projects, as well as our experiences with many different facets of the DH world.  The month  Continue Reading »

Visiting Speakers: Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika

February 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 909 Renaissance Park Join us for “Punching History in the Face: how podcast journalism is challenging the dominant narrative of America’s Past,” a talk by Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika, co-creators of Gimlet Media’s new Peabody award-winning history podcast “Uncivil.” About Uncivil: “Uncivil brings you stories that were left out  Continue Reading »

October Open Office Hours

Each week, the DSG hosts a “Digital Humanities Open Office Hours,” where beginning and experienced researchers share knowledge about how to use different tools, or to turn an idea into a solid project. We’ll also share current and completed projects, as well as our experiences with many different facets of the DH world. The month  Continue Reading »

Interview: Talking Wikidata with Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, Visiting Wikipedia Scholar

Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight is a Wikipedia editor whom we have had the pleasure of hosting as a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar this year, supported by scholars in the Women Writers Project and Northeastern reference librarians. Rosie has worked to increase and improve the presence of Wikipedia articles on women and writing. I recently spoke to Rosie about  Continue Reading »

Our Marathon 1.0 to Our Marathon 2.0: Reflections on Digital Platforms

Our Marathon 1.0 launched in 2013 in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings as a crowdsourced digital archive aimed at healing and remembrance.  It launched on Omeka, an open-source content management system, which allowed for the original team to gather digital items, collect crowdsourced contributions, and build digital exhibits.  Our Marathon was rebuilt in 2017-2018  Continue Reading »

Augmentation and Enhancement of Crowdsourced Metadata for the Our Marathon Digital Archive

When I first entered my MLIS program at Simmons College, I never imagined that I would become a cataloger. I envisioned myself working at a reference desk, not sitting alone in a back room consulting volumes of arcane rules and standards. But after taking one cataloging course my entire perspective shifted. I realized that the  Continue Reading »

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

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 »

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