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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

23 Apr 2015

Chances and Challenges of Studying Social Media Data

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:59+00:00 Thu, Apr 23, 2015|Alerts, Community, Events|

Please join us at MITH on April 30th between 11-12 for a conversation with Katrin Weller about some of the methodological challenges around studying Twitter. Weller is a postdoctoral researcher at GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Cologne, Germany. At GESIS she is working in the field of Computational Social Science, focusing of

16 Apr 2015

MITH is now accepting Digital Dialogues speaker nominations for Fall 2015

By | 2016-03-07T20:21:03+00:00 Thu, Apr 16, 2015|Alerts, Digital Dialogues|

MITH is accepting nominations for potential speakers for our Digital Dialogues series in the Fall 2015 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 see

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

7 Apr 2015

Early use data on a participatory digital edition

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:00+00:00 Tue, Apr 7, 2015|Fellows, Research, Winnemore Fellows|

A list of the most-used annotations tags on the InfinteUlysses.com site Infinite Ulysses, the participatory digital edition of James Joyce's challenging novel Ulysses, is now about one month into its open beta-testing period. In this post, I'll describe how I went about user-testing the edition, and share some early statistics about the edition's use. On April

31 Mar 2015

Amanda Visconti Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:23+00:00 Tue, Mar 31, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Amanda Visconti
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
MITH Conference Room
Tue, Apr 28, 2015
12:30 pm

Scholarly editors are an integral part of the continuum that keeps the stories of the past available to and understood by the present—but in Taylor’s formulation, the "you" is just as important: that public of readers beyond the academy whose interest keeps the humanities alive and relevant. This talk will explore how we can design digital archives and editions to be more than simply publicly accessible.

23 Mar 2015

Paul Jaskot Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:24+00:00 Mon, Mar 23, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Paul Jaskot
DePaul University
Collaboratory for Visual Culture
Mon, Mar 30, 2015
12:30 pm

Please note that this Digital Dialogue is a special co-sponsored talk in conjunction the Art History & Archaeology Department, and occurs on a different weekday and location. The Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture is located in Room 4213 of the Art and Sociology Building. The Central Building Office at Auschwitz

17 Mar 2015

Raffaele Viglianti Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:24+00:00 Tue, Mar 17, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Raffaele Viglianti
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
MITH Conference Room
Tue, Mar 24, 2015
12:30 pm

What is the future of sheet music? The flexibility of the digital medium, as opposed to the rigidity of the printed form, calls for a more modern concept of the music score. Even digital sheet music, in most cases, is designed to be printed; it is either produced with typesetting software, or made of images

10 Mar 2015

Come read with us!: an update on the Infinite Ulysses participatory digital edition

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:00+00:00 Tue, Mar 10, 2015|Fellows, Winnemore Fellows|

Since my last post in January, I've used feedback from generous beta-testers to bring the Infinite Ulysses participatory digital edition up to where I'd hoped it would be by the end of my dissertation. In the past, I invited users in small batches from a list of readers who signed up to beta-test. I wanted to continue testing early and often,

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,