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18 Feb 2015

Open Call for Applications: “Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing Across the Disciplines”

By | 2015-02-18T10:04:20+00:00 Wed, Feb 18, 2015|Alerts, Events, Research|

We are pleased to issue an open call for applications to “Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing Across the Disciplines.” This workshop, to be held at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, on May 6-8, 2015, is being led by Dartmouth College and the University of Maryland, with the support of the

9 Feb 2015

Sign up now to have lunch with our Digital Dialogue speakers!

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:02+00:00 Mon, Feb 9, 2015|Alerts, Community, Digital Dialogues|

With our Digital Dialogue speaker series, MITH aims to foster community by extending an open offer to interested graduate students, staff, and faculty to request one of a limited number of spots 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

22 Jan 2015

Mark your calendars … MITH’s Spring 2015 Digital Dialogues are coming up!

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:02+00:00 Thu, Jan 22, 2015|Alerts, Community, Digital Dialogues, Events|

MITH is excited to announce the lineup of speakers for our Spring 2015 Digital Dialogues season!  Our six speakers come from a wide variety of research specialties ranging from ranging from Digital Musicology to Literature/Digital Editions to Urban Media Art and Interaction Design. Reserve the date now for: Tuesday February 24, 2015: Shannon Mattern Tuesday March 3, 2015: Mauricio Giraldo Tuesday March

19 Jan 2015

A Look at #FergusonSyllabus

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:02+00:00 Mon, Jan 19, 2015|Alerts, Community, Research|

As a new semester is about to begin academics are busily putting finishing touches on their course syllabi. Here at the University of Maryland there has been sustained interest over the past few months in integrating discussion and thinking about the recent events in Ferguson, and subsequent #BlackLivesMatter movement into our classes. Look for news

15 Jan 2015

Researching Ferguson Update: Previewing MITH’s Teach Ins for #BlackLivesMatter at UMD

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:03+00:00 Thu, Jan 15, 2015|Alerts, Community, Events, Research|

Tuesday January 27, 2015 at 12:30pm MITH Conference Room 0301 Hornbake Library North A MITH Digital Humanities Incubator Roundtable Discussion of our ongoing work with Event-Based Social Media Data and Network AnalysisAs many of you know, MITH has been spearheading a series of meetings to develop research and teaching opportunities for the use of the

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 | 2018-02-22T15:23:08+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 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