Scholar peers inside technology’s ‘black box’

Through the emerging field of digital humanities, researchers are uncovering more and more fascinating information about old texts and materials using advanced computing tools such as data visualization and text mining. For example, it’s not uncommon for a scholar to investigate the comparison between the use of a particular word in prose and poetry, and how its meaning has changed over time.

But that’s just the half of it, according to renowned digital humanist Julia Flanders, who joined Northeastern this summer as a professor of the practice and whose interdisciplinary scholarship includes an appointment in the Department of English …read more