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13 Jan 2015

Ilya Kreymer will speak at MITH on January 20th on web archiving tools

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:03+00:00 Tue, Jan 13, 2015|Alerts, Community, Events|

Please join us at MITH on Tuesday, January 20th at 11am for a presentation by Ilya Kreymer about his work on web archiving tools. Ilya’s open-source pywb software allows for high-quality replay (browsing) of archived web data stored in standardized ARC and WARC file formats. It is similar in principle to the Internet Archive's Wayback

17 Dec 2014

NEH and Sloan award funds to University of Maryland and Dartmouth to host crowdsourcing workshop in May 2015

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:06+00:00 Wed, Dec 17, 2014|Alerts, Events, Research|

The NEH has announced the award of a Cooperative Agreement to Dartmouth College and University of Maryland for a May 2015 event entitled “Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing Across the Disciplines.”  In addition to support from NEH, additional funds have been provided through a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to

26 Nov 2014

MITH’s Ed Summers discusses his Ferguson Twitter archive

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:07+00:00 Wed, Nov 26, 2014|Alerts, Research|

Cross-posted and edited from a blog entry on medium.com: On Forgetting and hydration. After writing about the Ferguson Twitter archive a few months ago, I received requests from three people both outside and within University of Maryland, for access to the data. My response to the external academic researchers was to point them to Twitter’s

24 Nov 2014

Music Addressability API

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:07+00:00 Mon, Nov 24, 2014|Alerts, News, Research|

The Enhancing Music Notation Addressability project (EMA) is creating a system to address specific parts of a music document available online. By addressing we mean being able to talk about a specific music passage (cfr. Michael Witmore’s blog post on textual addressability). On paper, something equivalent could be done by circling or highlighting a part

24 Nov 2014

MITH is Now Accepting Spring 2015 Digital Dialogues Speaker Nominations!

By | 2016-07-11T11:46:31+00:00 Mon, Nov 24, 2014|Alerts, Community, Digital Dialogues|

MITH is accepting nominations for potential speakers for our Digital Dialogues series in the Spring 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

16 Oct 2014

Books on the Digital Humanities available through UMD Libraries!

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:08+00:00 Thu, Oct 16, 2014|Alerts|

As part of the ongoing collaboration between the University of Maryland Libraries and MITH, the Libraries have allocated a portion of collections funds to expand the number of books related to the digital humanities available to our community. Kelsey Corlett-Rivera, Librarian for the School of Languages, Literatures, and Culture, has served as liaison to MITH

25 Sep 2014

Hester Baer named MITH Fellow

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:08+00:00 Thu, Sep 25, 2014|Alerts, Faculty Fellows, Fellows|

MITH is pleased to announce that Hester Baer, Vambery Distinguished Professor of Comparative Studies for the 2014-15 academic year, has also been named a MITH Fellow for the same period.  During her fellowship year, Hester will be working on her project, Digital Feminisms: Transnational Activism in German Protest Cultures. Hester Baer is Associate Professor of

18 Sep 2014

Limited Spaces Open for Lunch with Our Digital Dialogue Speakers!

By | 2016-07-11T11:47:09+00:00 Thu, Sep 18, 2014|Alerts, Community, Digital Dialogues|

As part of our Digital Dialogue series, we are able to offer a small number of spaces for graduate students, staff, and faculty to join our speakers for lunch. This is a great opportunity to engage directly with the speakers and discuss their work in a less formal setting. We are now getting ready for our

16 Sep 2014

RSVP by this Wednesday, September 17th to join MITH for a Digital Dialogues mixer!

By | 2016-04-25T17:07:42+00:00 Tue, Sep 16, 2014|Alerts, Digital Dialogues, Events|

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