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28 Nov 2016

MITH is now accepting Digital Dialogues speaker nominations for Spring 2017!

By | Mon, Nov 28, 2016|Alerts, Digital Dialogues|

MITH is accepting nominations for potential speakers for our Digital Dialogues series in the Spring 2017 semester. Digital Dialogues is MITH’s signature events program, held almost every week while the academic semester is in session. Digital Dialogues is an occasion for discussion, presentation, and intellectual exchange that you can build into your weekly schedule. To [...]

17 Nov 2016

Visualizing Poster Activity on Usenet

By | Thu, Nov 17, 2016|Fellows, Research|

This is the second in series of blog posts by 2016-17 Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Avery Dame on the progress of his dissertation, “Talk Amongst Yourselves: Community Formation in Transgender Counterpublic Discourse Online,” which explores the affective and structural meanings assigned to “community” in English-language transgender discourse online. One of the biggest challenges of working [...]

9 Nov 2016

Dana Williams and Kenton Rambsy Digital Dialogue

By | Wed, Nov 9, 2016|Uncategorized|

Dana A. Williams
Howard University
Kenton Rambsy
University of Texas, Arlington
MITH Conference Room
Tue, Nov 15, 2016
12:30 pm

Patterns in literary scholarship suggest that serious considerations of a literary period do not fully begin until at least a generation after its emergence. Accordingly, meaningful scholarship on African American literature since 1970 is only now beginning to slowly emerge. Scholars interested in this period face two significant challenges. First, the sheer volume of literature [...]

4 Nov 2016

MITH announces first courses ever for spring 2017!

By | Fri, Nov 4, 2016|Alerts, News, Opportunities|

MITH is thrilled to announce that we will be offering two courses in the spring as part of the new interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Digital Studies in the Arts and Humanities (DSAH). Designed to allow graduate students to explore traditional humanities concepts alongside forms of digital media and computational tools and techniques, DSAH offers students a [...]

2 Nov 2016

Jim Casey and Sarah Patterson Digital Dialogue

By | Wed, Nov 2, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Sarah Patterson
University of Delaware
Jim Casey
University of Delaware
MITH Conference Room
Tue, Nov 8, 2016
12:30 pm

Staking a claim in collaborative models of digital archiving, exhibition and geo-spatial visualization, Sarah Patterson and Jim Casey will introduce questions, concepts and outcomes central to the Colored Conventions Project's online restoration of the Colored Conventions Movement, 1830-1900. Working with literature and data connected to this understudied phenomenon in Black political organizing, Patterson and Casey [...]

27 Oct 2016

Next Wednesday 11/2, don’t miss Matt Kirschenbaum discuss his new book ‘Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing!’

By | Thu, Oct 27, 2016|Alerts, Events, Research|

What: Speaking of Books: A Conversation with Matthew Kirschenbaum When: Wednesday, November 2 at 3:30pm Where: McKeldin Library, Room 6137 (Special Events Room) Next Tuesday, don't miss Professor of English and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Studies (DSAH) Matthew Kirschenbaum as he discusses his new book Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing. Light refreshments will be [...]

27 Oct 2016

A Block List Against Hate

By | Thu, Oct 27, 2016|Community, Events|

Twitter User Identifiers Two weeks ago a group of students, scholars and activists gathered in the evening at MITH for an event called the Night Against Hate. Our goal was to spend two hours working together to link groups and individuals documented in the Southern Poverty Law Center's Extremist Files to their respective Twitter [...]

26 Oct 2016

Alberto Campagnolo Digital Dialogue

By | Wed, Oct 26, 2016|Uncategorized|

Alberto Campagnolo, PhD
Library of Congress
MITH Conference Room
Tue, Nov 1, 2016
12:30 pm

Books are primarily physical objects composed of leaves combined in sections, used as writing supports, and bound together. An increasing number of libraries, archives, and other memory institutions are investing considerable amount of money and resources in the digitization of cultural heritage; however, these efforts focus on the text, seldom covering also what material information [...]

19 Oct 2016

“If it gets us talking, it can’t be bad:” Building the Transgender Usenet Archive

By | Wed, Oct 19, 2016|Fellows, Research|

“If only one life is saved by the creation of this group, wouldn't it be worth it?  It's only a communications medium, and people are needlessly losing their lives and wasting their potential in self-destructive, maladaptive, denial-bases coping strategies.  The loss to our society is great, and needless...If it gets us talking, it can't be [...]

19 Oct 2016

Ravon Ruffin Digital Dialogue

By | Wed, Oct 19, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Ravon Ruffin
Brown Girls Museum Blog
MITH Conference Room
Tue, Oct 25, 2016
12:30 pm

Could a Spotify playlist be considered an archive? How do hashtags challenge our finding aids of certain communities? Social and digital media tools and platforms have increasingly been utilized to advance community-centered approaches to archives, collections, and interpretation. These methods decolonize the archival practice and assert the presence of marginalized communities. This challenge comes as [...]