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15 Jun 2017

My Fond Farewell to MITH

By | 2017-06-15T09:40:04+00:00 Thu, Jun 15, 2017|Alerts, Community, News|

I can’t begin to say how grateful I am for the privilege of having served as Director of MITH for the past twelve years. If there is a more inspiring job anywhere, I’m not aware of it. I count myself especially fortunate to have held this position during the intellectual ferment marking the emergence of

29 Feb 2016

The Shelley-Godwin Archive Releases the Prometheus Unbound fair copy notebooks

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:54+00:00 Mon, Feb 29, 2016|Research|

The Shelley-Godwin Archive is pleased to announce the public release of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound fair copy notebooks, Bodleian MSS. Shelley e.1, e.2, and e.3. Beyond the fair copy of what is arguably Shelley’s greatest poem, these notebooks contain fair copies of his lyric poems “Ode to Heaven” and “Misery.—A Fragment,” as well as

24 Jan 2014

The Shelley-Godwin Archive: From a Textual to a Digital Condition

By | 2018-02-22T14:25:42+00:00 Fri, Jan 24, 2014|Community, Research|

At MITH we have been experimenting with the networked, distributed transcription and encoding of manuscripts during the first phase of our work on the Shelley-Godwin Archive, a project that aims to provide the digitized manuscripts of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, William Godwin, and Mary Wollstonecraft. The Archive will thus bring together for the

16 Jan 2013

MITH Welcomes New Staff Member

By | 2013-01-16T09:47:19+00:00 Wed, Jan 16, 2013|Community|

We are delighted to announce that Raffaele Viglianti will be joining MITH as a Research Programmer in early February 2013. Raffaele comes to MITH from the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London (KCL), one of the foremost institutions in the world for digital research in the humanities, where he was most recently a

29 Nov 2012

Shared Horizons Update

By | 2016-02-02T20:44:13+00:00 Thu, Nov 29, 2012|Events, News|

I am delighted to announce that David B. Searls will be joining us as the featured keynote for the Shared Horizons symposia. David was a Senior Vice President at GlaxoSmithKline, where he led the bioinformatics group for 13 years. He is now an independent consultant and serves on a number of scientific advisory boards. He

7 Mar 2012

Announcing MITH’s Newly Launched Website!

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:43+00:00 Wed, Mar 7, 2012|Community, News|

MITH is excited to announce the release of the newest iteration of our website. As you browse through the site, you will see revised content and a fresh design that we hope will make it easier for you to navigate through our projects, staff pages, and blog posts. We’ve added in new sections highlighting DH

31 Aug 2011

Introducing the MITH Monitor

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:18+00:00 Wed, Aug 31, 2011|Community, News|

As another academic year begins, I have the happy opportunity of welcoming you all back to MITH for what promises to be another exciting, event-laden year. In the past, I’ve taken this opportunity to review some of the highlights from the previous year and provide a few coming attractions. This year, however, we are beginning a

14 Jul 2011

New Models for Scholarly Communication

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:23+00:00 Thu, Jul 14, 2011|Community|

The Scholarly Communication Institute (SCI) is currently convening for their ninth annual meeting at the University of Virginia, July 13-15, 2011. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the SCI seeks to study, develop, and implement creative and innovative strategies to advance scholarly communication in the context of the ongoing digital revolution. This year’s meeting

23 May 2011

Position Available: MITH Assistant Director

By | 2016-02-02T20:51:45+00:00 Mon, May 23, 2011|Jobs, Opportunities|

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is seeking a full time Assistant Director to help initiate and manage our projects, someone who will deepen the expertise of our interdisciplinary team of humanities researchers and developers and who will contribute to a creative, high-energy, and team-oriented environment. The Assistant Director will generate grant

27 Apr 2011

MITH Welcomes New Community Lead

By | 2017-10-04T11:15:51+00:00 Wed, Apr 27, 2011|Community|

We are delighted to introduce Emma Millon, MITH's new Community Lead. Emma arrives at MITH from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, where she worked for three years as text-encoder and project manager for the Accademia di San Luca research database ( When she wasn't tagging, Emma organized