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2 Mar 2012

Into the Electronic Reading Room: Stewarding Digital Scholarly Editions

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:44+00:00 Fri, Mar 2, 2012|Community, Research|

The "editor-narrator" of an electronic text "must also become an editor-narrator-librarian of the fluid text 'reading room' wherein all full texts of all versions of a work are stored…Editors need to create a text lab [that]…would allow users to search texts, collate versions, assemble variants, craft concordances, and make editions." --John Bryant, The Fluid Text:

2 Mar 2012

Chasing the Great Data Whale

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:44+00:00 Fri, Mar 2, 2012|Community, Research, Winnemore Fellows|

The first thing you hear, or at least that you should hear, when you present an idea for a digital humanities project to someone already familiar with the field is this: "That's great! [pause]  What does your data set look like?" Actually, that's the reaction you'll get if whoever you're talking to is taking you

1 Mar 2012

3/6 MITH Digital Dialogue: Lynn Cazabon, “The Archive’s Shadow”

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:45+00:00 Thu, Mar 1, 2012|Community, Digital Dialogues|

Tuesday, March 6, 12:30-1:45PM 6137 McKeldin Library, Special Events Co-sponsored by Digital Cultures & Creativity and University Libraries "The Archive's Shadow" by LYNN CAZABON Lynn Cazabon is a visual artist whose work poses questions about human progress by focusing on what gets left behind in its wake. Cazabon will discuss her project Discard, which consists

27 Feb 2012

Special Edition Digital Dialogue: Beth Plale, “Digital Humanities at Scale: the HathiTrust Research Center”

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:45+00:00 Mon, Feb 27, 2012|Community, Digital Dialogues|

Wednesday, February 29, 4:00-5:30PM* 6137 McKeldin Library, Special Events Co-sponsored by University Libraries "Digital Humanities at Scale: the HathiTrust Research Center" by BETH PLALE The recently formed HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is dedicated to the provision of computational access to the HathiTrust repository.The center's mission is to provide a persistent and sustainable structure to enable

24 Feb 2012

From Digital Humanities to Neuroscience to Speculative Realism: A Day in the Reading Life of Neil Fraistat

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:46+00:00 Fri, Feb 24, 2012|Community, News|

Our own Neil Fraistat, MITH Director, is featured in today’s The Chronicle of Higher Education Daily Read column. While Neil finds food for thought in The New Yorker’s investigative profiles, and brilliant digital humanities scholarship in Kathleen Fitzgerald’s Planned Obsolescence, he still manages to keep his sense of humor by reading The Onion and his

22 Feb 2012

MITH Faculty Fellow Carla Peterson in the News

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:46+00:00 Wed, Feb 22, 2012|Community, Faculty Fellows, News|

In celebration of Black History Month, this week the University of Maryland is profiling Carla Peterson, professor of English and MITH Faculty Fellow, on her research project, Black Gotham Archive. In "Online Archive to Share Stories of 19th Century Free Blacks," Karen Shih, University Editor, interviews Peterson on her family history, 19th century black New

22 Feb 2012

2/28 MITH Digital Dialogue: Leigh Wilson Smiley, “Vocal Visions”

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:47+00:00 Wed, Feb 22, 2012|Community, Digital Dialogues|

Tuesday, February 28, 12:30-1:45PM MITH Conference Room, McKeldin Library B0135 Co-sponsored by the School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies "Vocal Visions" by LEIGH WILSON SMILEY The Visual Accent Dialect Archive (VADA) was created as a central resource for performers seeking authentic dialects and accents of the English language in which they could see the

16 Feb 2012

2/21 MITH Digital Dialogue: Michael Witmore, “Shakespeare from the Waist Down”

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:48+00:00 Thu, Feb 16, 2012|Community, Digital Dialogues|

Tuesday, February 21, 12:30-1:45PM 2115 Tawes Hall Co-sponsored by the Department of English "Shakespeare from the Waist Down" by MICHAEL WITMORE Using the analogy of a dancer to think about the ways in which poetic and theatrical effects are produced, Michael Witmore will explore the ways in which high-level theatrical effects -- what literary critics

16 Feb 2012

Reports from GLAM Camp

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:48+00:00 Thu, Feb 16, 2012|Community, News|

MITH's strategic mission, as stated on the About MITH page, is to be the "University’s [of Maryland's] primary intellectual hub for scholars and practitioners of digital humanities, electronic literature, and cyberculture" [sic]. Put another way, a local center for all things related to digital knowledge in the humanities. This means that we go out and

15 Feb 2012

MITH Faculty Fellow Answers Readers’ Questions on Times’ “Taking Questions”

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:48+00:00 Wed, Feb 15, 2012|Community, Faculty Fellows, News|

Carla Peterson, professor of English and a MITH Faculty Fellow, is being featured this week by The New York Times City Room "Taking Questions" series on her recent book, Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City (Yale University Press, 2011). Black Gotham is a riveting account of Peterson's quest