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9 Jan 2012

Reinventing the Boundaries of American Literature

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:55+00:00 Mon, Jan 9, 2012|Community, Faculty Fellows, Research|

I began my career as a graduate student in literature knowing that, with how literary studies stand now, I would have to choose for my focus between my two great fascinations: 19th-century Russian and 20th-century American literature. The former seemed pre-destined to remain a hobby or a neglected interest. But thanks to the inventiveness of

3 Jan 2012

MITH’s Associate Director in The New York Times

By | 2012-01-03T11:50:17+00:00 Tue, Jan 3, 2012|Community, Research|

For those who might have missed it during the vacation, The New York Times ran a long article about Matt Kirschenbaum’s research for his upcoming book, “Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing,” set to be published by Harvard University Press in 2013. Congratulations Matt!

2 Jan 2012

Report: Workshop on Tools for Digital Scholarly Editions (Cologne, Germany)

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:56+00:00 Mon, Jan 2, 2012|Community, News, Research|

Link to the Event On Monday, November 28th and Tuesday, November 29th, Dave Lester (Creative Lead for MITH) and I (Web Developer for MITH) attended the Institute fuer Dokumentologie and Editorik (I-D-E) workshop for Tools for Digital Scholarly Editions held at the University of Cologne, Germany. Alexander Czmiel from the University of Berlin and fellow for

17 Nov 2011

11/29 MITH Digital Dialogue: Beth Bonsignore, Ann Fraistat, Kari Kraus, Amanda Visconti, “‘It’s not a game to me:’ ARGs, Game Design & Secret Agents in the Schoolroom”

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:59+00:00 Thu, Nov 17, 2011|Community, Digital Dialogues|

Tuesday, November 29, 12:30-1:45PM MITH Conference Room, McKeldin Library B0135 "'It's not a game to me:' ARGs, Game Design & Secret Agents in the Schoolroom"  by BETH BONSIGNORE, ANN FRAISTAT, KARI KRAUS, AMANDA VISCONTI The Arcane Gallery of Gadgetry (AGOG) is a sort of narrative wunderkammer of an alternate reality game (ARG), a "cabinet of

14 Nov 2011

Come chat about DH, gender & sexuality…

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:59+00:00 Mon, Nov 14, 2011|Community|

MITH and the Women's Studies Multimedia Studio is pleased to announce: the first MITH/Digital Humanities "Gender Mixer" on Monday, December 5, 12-1pm in 0135 Taliaferro. A collaboration between MITH and the Women's Studies Multimedia Studio, this is an opportunity for women and others interested in integrating digital humanities with such fields as gender and sexuality

14 Nov 2011

Delmas Grant to Support the Shelley-Godwin Archive

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:00+00:00 Mon, Nov 14, 2011|Community|

MITH is pleased to announce the receipt of a generous grant from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to support our work on the Shelley-Godwin Archive, under the supervision of MITH Director and Shelley scholar, Neil Fraistat. A recent recipient of a three-year grant from NEH’s division of Preservation and Access, the Shelley-Godwin Archive will contain

10 Nov 2011

11/15 MITH Digital Dialogue: Beth Coleman, “Everything is Animated: Pervasive Media and the Networked Subject”

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:00+00:00 Thu, Nov 10, 2011|Community, Digital Dialogues|

Tuesday, November 15, 12:30-1:45PM NOTE LOCATION: Women's Studies Multimedia Studio, 0135 Taliaferro Hall, University of Maryland "Everything is Animated: Pervasive Media and the Networked Subject" by BETH COLEMAN In a world of pervasive media and ubiquitous computing, this talk asks what happens as everything (objects, subjects, and actions) moves toward animation across a network. How

10 Nov 2011

MITH Receives the Bill Bly Collection of Electronic Literature

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:00+00:00 Thu, Nov 10, 2011|Community, News|

COLLEGE PARK -- The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) has received a major collection of electronic literature and vintage computer hardware from pioneering hypertext author Bill Bly. Bly's generous donation includes a rich archive of materials from the early literary hypertext movement, and joins the existing Deena Larsen Collection also housed at

4 Nov 2011

“Archive Ahoy!”: A Dive into the World of Game Preservation

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:02+00:00 Fri, Nov 4, 2011|Community|

Preserving Virtual Worlds 2 is an ongoing project funded by the IMLS that builds on the work of Preserving Virtual Worlds. Rachel Donahue, doctoral student at the University of Maryland iSchool and research assistant at MITH, recently wrote a post outlining the work of PVW2. As Donahue states, PVW2 focuses on "what exactly accessing

3 Nov 2011

11/8 MITH Digital Dialogue: Peter Kay, “Thoughts on the Decline of the Book as Physical Object”

By | 2017-10-04T11:16:51+00:00 Thu, Nov 3, 2011|Community, Digital Dialogues|

Tuesday, November 8, 12:30-1:45PM MITH Conference Room, McKeldin Library B0135 "Thoughts on the Decline of the Book as Physical Object" by PETER KAY The vanishing physical book provides a set of discovery, marketing and publicity (and not a few existential) challenges to trade publishers. As the book transitions from physical object to a licensed file