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 [...]

12 Oct 2016

Gregory Zinman Digital Dialogue

By | Wed, Oct 12, 2016|Uncategorized|

Gregory Zinman
Georgia Institute of Technology
MITH Conference Room
Tue, Oct 18, 2016
12:30 pm

This talk describes the discovery and significance of Etude (1967), a previously unknown work by media artist Nam June Paik identified by the author in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s recently-acquired Paik archive. Composed at Bell Labs, in collaboration with engineers, and written in an early version of FORTRAN, Etude stands as one of the earliest works of digital art—although it [...]

11 Oct 2016

Come join MITH Thursday 10/13 for a Night Against Hate!

By | Tue, Oct 11, 2016|Alerts, Events|

Please join us at MITH (and remotely) this Thursday to gather with others looking to learn from each other about how to investigate and thwart hate speech in social media. At our Night Against Hate event we will collaboratively try to link the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Extremist Files to social media accounts. This list [...]

5 Oct 2016

MITH Welcomes Avery Dame as the 2016-17 Winnemore Fellow!

By | Wed, Oct 5, 2016|Fellows, News, Winnemore Fellows|

MITH is pleased to announce Avery Dame, doctoral candidate in the department of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland, as the Winnemore Dissertation Fellow for 2016-2017. Dame is completing 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 [...]

20 Sep 2016

Purdom Lindblad Digital Dialogue

By | Tue, Sep 20, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Purdom Lindblad
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
MITH Conference Room
Tue, Oct 4, 2016
12:30 pm

In the Republic of the Imagination, Azar Nafisi champions reading as a way to open ourselves to deepen empathy and entice our curiosity. Inspired, I am developing ways of documenting and visualizing not only what I read, but also what caused me to read using linked open data. Through a custom Jekyll plugin, RDFa triples [...]

8 Sep 2016

Join us at MITH for a mixer to kick off the Fall 2016 season of Digital Dialogues!

By | Thu, Sep 8, 2016|Alerts, Community, Digital Dialogues|

Doing digital scholarly work, or curious about the digital humanities and related digital studies? The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is a digital humanities center located right at the heart of campus in Hornbake Library. During the semester, MITH hosts a signature event series, Digital Dialogues, featuring talks by local and visiting [...]

1 Sep 2016

Announcing the Fall 2016 Digital Dialogues lineup!

By | Thu, Sep 1, 2016|Alerts, Community, Digital Dialogues|

We may have spent the summer organizing and exploring Digital Dialogues past, but now it's time to remind you all that over a decade after we've begun this series, we're still here bringing you amazing talks by groundbreaking academics. Our Fall 2016 series starts off strong with talks from our two newest hires, Assistant Director of Innovation [...]

8 Aug 2016

The Digital Dialogues Collection, chronicling a slice of the digital humanities since 2005

By | Mon, Aug 8, 2016|Digital Dialogues, Research|

This is the 6th post in MITH’s Digital Stewardship Series. In this post, MITH’s summer intern David Durden discusses his work on MITH’s audiovisual collection of historic Digital Dialogues events. The Digital Dialogues series showcases many prominent figures from the digital humanities community (e.g., Tara McPherson, Mark Sample, Trevor Owens, Julia Flanders, and MITH’s own [...]

14 Jul 2016

A Decade of Digital Dialogues Event Recordings and the Challenges of Implementing a Retroactive Digital Asset Management Plan

By | Thu, Jul 14, 2016|Uncategorized|

This is the 5th post in MITH's Digital Stewardship Series. In this post, MITH's summer intern David Durden discusses his work on MITH's audiovisual collection of historic Digital Dialogues events. I was brought on as a summer intern at MITH to work on a digital curation project involving Digital Dialogues, MITH’s signature events program featuring speakers from around [...]