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6 Jul 2016

Job: Processing Archivist (Term Contract)

By | 2016-07-11T11:40:46+00:00 Wed, Jul 6, 2016|Jobs|

The University of Maryland Libraries are seeking a Processing Archivist for a term contract as part of the “Synergies among Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture” (AADHum) project. See below for more information about this opportunity. From the job ad: The Processing Archivist is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day workflows of surveying, processing,

5 Jul 2016

Catherine Knight Steele Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-16T10:26:14+00:00 Tue, Jul 5, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Catherine Knight Steele
University of Maryland
MITH Conference Room
Tue, Oct 11, 2016
12:30 pm

Online space often operates within an invisible white universe with blackness becoming apparent only insomuch as it is rendered deviant. In a post-Cosby and Obama era of perceived post-raciality, black people are left to exist purely within the “dominant social imagination as media constructed stars and fantasy figures.” Black characters in popular culture thrive

30 Jun 2016

Jobs: Postdoctoral Positions in Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:50+00:00 Thu, Jun 30, 2016|Jobs|

Overview The University of Maryland is offering two Postdoctoral positions in the fields of Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture. Eligible candidates will have completed a doctoral program in African American Studies, Art History, United States Labor History, United States or Global Migration Studies,  Digital Media, Historical and Cultural Visualization, or a related

22 Jun 2016

Please join MITH in welcoming Purdom Lindblad to our team!

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:50+00:00 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 | 2017-02-05T21:13:51+00:00 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 | 2017-02-05T21:13:51+00:00 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 | 2017-02-05T21:13:51+00:00 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 | 2017-02-05T21:13:52+00:00 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 | 2017-03-27T18:19:47+00:00 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

11 Apr 2016

Documenting the Now Team Announced

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:52+00:00 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