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16 Nov 2015

NEH launches contest to use Chronicling America database for new web-based creative projects

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:56+00:00 Mon, Nov 16, 2015|Alerts, Opportunities, Research, Uncategorized|

MITH would like to call attention to a new opportunity from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), to create new web-based creative projects. The Library of Congress has developed a user-friendly Application Program Interface (API) to explore the data contained in Chronicling America. While previously working at the Library of Congress, MITH’s Lead Developer

3 Nov 2015

Please welcome Oliver Gaycken as MITH’s newest Vambery Fellow!

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:56+00:00 Tue, Nov 3, 2015|Alerts, Fellows, Research|

MITH is pleased to announce that Oliver Gaycken, Vambery Distinguished Professor of Comparative Studies for the 2015-16 academic year, has also been named a MITH Vambery Fellow for the same period. Faculty recipients of the Vambery fellowship are selected on the basis of demonstrated work in European and American comparative literary studies in print, in

28 Oct 2015

MITH, ARHU and Synergies Mellon project featured in President Loh video

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:56+00:00 Wed, Oct 28, 2015|Alerts, Community, Research|

This morning President Wallace D. Loh circulated a video to the UMD community that featured selected research and creative work being conducted throughout the university. In addition to all of President Loh’s narration being shot on location at MITH, the video features the new Mellon-funded project Synergies among Digital Humanities and African American History and

16 Jul 2015

MITH partners in $1.25 Million Mellon Grant Awarded to UMD’s Arts and Humanities College

By | 2016-07-11T11:44:07+00:00 Thu, Jul 16, 2015|News, Research|

A $1.25 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund research, education and training at the intersections of digital humanities and African American studies at the University of Maryland. The grant will help to prepare a diverse community of scholars and students whose work will both broaden the reach of the digital humanities

1 Jun 2015

Recap Part II: Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing across the Disciplines Workshop (CrowdCon)

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:58+00:00 Mon, Jun 1, 2015|Events, Research|

Last week, we posted Part I of a series of two blog entries detailing the outcomes of our workshop entitled Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing across the Disciplines (CrowdCon). For the second entry, we’ve gathered the final storified tweets and videos of the event, covering big challenges in research crowdsourcing, best practices and

21 May 2015

Recap Part I: Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing across the Disciplines Workshop (CrowdCon)

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:58+00:00 Thu, May 21, 2015|Events, Research|

From May 6-8, 2015, MITH teamed up with Dartmouth College and the iSchool at University of Maryland to host a workshop entitled Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing across the Disciplines (CrowdCon).  The goal of the workshop was to expand the ongoing conversations about best practices for engaging the public across both the humanities

15 Apr 2015

The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies and MITH present: Digitizing the Cairo Genizah Collections, on April 29

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:59+00:00 Wed, Apr 15, 2015|Alerts, Events|

The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland present: Digitizing the Cairo Genizah Collections Dr. Roni Shweka Harry Starr Fellow, Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm MITH Conference Room 0301

10 Mar 2015

MITH developer Ed Summers named recipient of the 2015 Kilgour Award

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:01+00:00 Tue, Mar 10, 2015|Alerts, News, Research|

MITH is delighted to announce that our Lead Developer, Ed Summers, was recently named the 2015 recipient of the Kilgour Award. The Kilgour is jointly awarded by the The Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the OCLC, for “research relevant to the development of information technologies,

18 Feb 2015

Open Call for Applications: “Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing Across the Disciplines”

By | 2015-02-18T10:04:20+00:00 Wed, Feb 18, 2015|Alerts, Events, Research|

We are pleased to issue an open call for applications to “Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing Across the Disciplines.” This workshop, to be held at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, on May 6-8, 2015, is being led by Dartmouth College and the University of Maryland, with the support of the

22 Jan 2015

Mark your calendars … MITH’s Spring 2015 Digital Dialogues are coming up!

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:02+00:00 Thu, Jan 22, 2015|Alerts, Community, Digital Dialogues, Events|

MITH is excited to announce the lineup of speakers for our Spring 2015 Digital Dialogues season!  Our six speakers come from a wide variety of research specialties ranging from ranging from Digital Musicology to Literature/Digital Editions to Urban Media Art and Interaction Design. Reserve the date now for: Tuesday February 24, 2015: Shannon Mattern Tuesday March 3, 2015: Mauricio Giraldo Tuesday March