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There are many ways to participate in the NULab’s interdisciplinary community of staff, students, faculty, and researchers.

Become a faculty or research affiliate

If you are a Northeastern faculty member, postdoc, or research scientist who works with digital or computational methods—or if you are interested in learning more about these—we’d love to have you join our community of affiliated faculty members and researchers. NULab affiliation provides access to the NULab’s networking resources and to our grants programs. The NULab is delighted to bring together a diverse community of faculty and researchers at Northeastern’s Boston, Oakland, and London campuses.

If you are interested in joining the NULab, please email us with a brief description of your research interests in digital humanities or computational social science. 

Other opportunities for involvement with the NULab

There are also many other ways to get involved with the NULab community: 

  • We have an exciting calendar of talks, panels, workshops, and other events that are a great way to meet people in the community and learn about new research and teaching in digital scholarship. Events are announced on the NULab homepage—or see our list of past events
  • The NULab’s Digital Integration Teaching Initiative partners with humanities and social science faculty to help integrate digital methods and skills in a wide range of classes. The DITI team includes graduate students with expertise in a wide range of digital tools and methods—such as computational text analysis, narrative mapping, qualitative coding, website development, digital and data ethics, and many more—and we partner with faculty to create workshops on digital and computational methods that will enhance existing class learning goals. The DITI circulates calls for new partners in February and October; see our faculty guidelines for more information. The DITI also shares a number of resources for asynchronous teaching and learning, which can be used and adapted at any time.
  • The Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities allows students to pursue an organized course of study in DH. Current Northeastern MA and PhD students can pursue the DH Certificate as part of completing their degree requirements, or students can also pursue the DH Certificate as a standalone course of study
  • We collaborate with the Digital Scholarship Group to host the NUDIGITAL listserv. This list brings together all areas of digital scholarship, digital humanities, computational social science, media studies, and other related fields, and it’s a great way to ask questions and stay up-to-date on what’s happening in digital scholarship at Northeastern.
  • We also co-host the NUDIGITAL Community Slack workspace, which includes focused discussions on topics in digital humanities and computational social science, channels for posting events and opportunities, and spaces to ask & answer questions. The Slack is also the home for the NULab’s three working groups, on digital cultural heritage, civic tech, and critical making. Please fill out our request form to receive a join link for the NUDIGITAL Slack.
  • If you are interested in learning more about Digital Humanities and Computational Social Science, we maintain a set of resource pages with tutorials, sample datasets, crib sheets, and more.

If you have questions or would like more information about the NULab, please don’t hesitate to contact us.