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Online//Physical Resistance & the State

#MeToo in the United States and India The #MeToo Movement brought renewed attention to issues of sexual harassment and violence, especially in the workplace. This movement quickly spread across the world, from #YoTambien in Latin America to #RiceBunny in China. #MeToo in the United States gained momentum in the context of Hollywood and the Harvey […]

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Exploring World History Dissertations, Digitally

Northeastern University’s World History PhD program was founded in 1994. World History, in general, is a growing field, with only a few doctoral programs around the country. What distinguishes world history? It is merely a concern with the whole world, or a focus on theories like world systems? What could a deeper analysis into Northeastern’s […]

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Text Mining Northeastern University’s World History Dissertations

As I was exposed to more world history in class this semester, I continued to return to the same question: what separates empire history from world history? Does the ability of empire to lend itself as a bridge to world history explain its frequency? Is empire actually a topic of high frequency within world history? […]

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Visualizing Data

According to Theibault’s piece “Visualizations and Historical Arguments,” Edward Tufte’s Envisioning Information is an influential work in regards to data visualization, exploring how best to represent information. The book relies heavily on the examples of visualizations provided throughout, such as Galileo’s visualizations of sunspots and dance notation. The most interesting aspect for me was the […]

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