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22 Jun 2016

Please join MITH in welcoming Purdom Lindblad to our team!

By | Wed, Jun 22, 2016|Alerts|

MITH is excited to announce that Purdom Lindblad will be joining us in the newly established position of Assistant Director for Innovation and Learning, beginning in July. In this position, she will play a leadership role in managing MITH’s growing portfolio of courses and instructional programs. Purdom comes to us from Scholars’ Lab at the [...]

6 Jun 2016

Please welcome MITH summer intern Xiaoyu Tai!

By | Mon, Jun 6, 2016|Alerts|

Please join us in welcoming our new summer intern Xiaoyu Tai! Xiaoyu will be working with us for six weeks on a project related to the design and development of a newspaper viewing application powered by the IIIF standard.  Xiaoyu is a first year graduate student studying Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Maryland, and [...]

27 May 2016

The Web’s Past is Not Evenly Distributed

By | Fri, May 27, 2016|Research|

This is the 4th post in MITH's Digital Stewardship Series. In this post Ed Summers discusses ways to align your content with the grain of the Web so that it can last (a bit) longer. If I had to guess I would bet you found the document you are reading right now by following a [...]

18 May 2016

Call for Applications: MITH Summer Audiovisual Data Curation Intern

By | Wed, May 18, 2016|Alerts, Opportunities|

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), University of Maryland’s digital humanities institute, is seeking a graduate student intern to assist with a data curation and stewardship project during the summer 2016 term to assist with the assessment, organization and curation of our collection of audiovisual recordings covering MITH’s speaker series and events. [...]

12 May 2016

Recap: MITH’s April events on Humanities and Computing Collaborations with Andy van Dam

By | Thu, May 12, 2016|Digital Dialogues, Events, News|

This spring, MITH worked with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the University of Maryland Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) to bring renowned technology scholar Andy van Dam to campus for two successful events. The first, on Monday April 25th, was a screening of a recently-unearthed 1974 documentary made at the end of an [...]

12 Apr 2016

Andy Van Dam Digital Dialogue

By | Tue, Apr 12, 2016|Digital Dialogues|

Andries van Dam
Brown University
MITH Conference Room
Tue, Apr 26, 2016
12:30 pm

Since 1967, when my students and I, collaborating with Theodor Nelson, built the Hypertext Editing System on an IBM /360 mainframe, I’ve been involved with building a succession of hypermedia systems primarily but not exclusively for the humanities. I will begin this talk with a brief description of the history of this work at Brown, [...]

11 Apr 2016

Documenting the Now Team Announced

By | Mon, Apr 11, 2016|Research|

Back in February we announced MITH's involvement in the Documenting the Now project, which is now under way. In a nutshell, Documenting the Now is an effort to build an application called DocNow, that helps researchers and archivists collect Web content about current events using Twitter. The project is also about building a community and [...]

8 Apr 2016

Job: Assistant Director for Innovation and Learning

By | Fri, Apr 8, 2016|Alerts, Jobs, Opportunities|

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland seeks an Assistant Director for Innovation and Learning to play a leadership role in managing MITH’s growing portfolio of courses and instructional programs. The successful candidate will report to MITH’s Director and be adept at fostering the development of exciting digital [...]

5 Apr 2016

Matthew Kirschenbaum Digital Dialogue (and book launch)

By | Tue, Apr 5, 2016|Uncategorized|

Matthew Kirschenbaum
University of Maryland, College Park
Tawes Hall, Room 2115
Tue, Apr 12, 2016
12:30 pm

This Digital Dialogue is also a launch event for Matthew Kirschenbaum's new book Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing, sponsored by the English department's Center for Literary and Comparative Studies. Neil Fraistat will be on hand to host, and discuss the book with Matt. Copies will be available! About the Book: The story of [...]

21 Mar 2016

Harold Short Digital Dialogue

By | Mon, Mar 21, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Harold Short
Australian Catholic University
MITH Conference Room
Tue, Mar 29, 2016
12:30 pm

This session will include presentations on projects in three very different cultural and social contexts. The purpose of the session is to prompt and facilitate discussion around issues that arise in using digital tools and techniques to support and preserve cultural memory. Each project is nationally important in its own context, but each may also be seen as a [...]