MITH is pleased to announce that Google has selected us as one of a hundred seventy seven mentoring organizations to participate in the 2013 Google Summer of Code (GSoC). Google is offering students a stipend to work with MITH and other organizations on open source projects, giving students an opportunity to see software development and open source culture outside the classroom. . . . Continue Reading
MITH is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the U.S. East Coast Open Annotation Data Model Rollout on Monday, May 6th. This meeting is free, but registration is required due to space limitations. Lunch will be provided. Visit the rollout page for more information, including an agenda and registration. Please register by April 19th. . . . Continue Reading
I am delighted to announce that David B. Searls will be joining us as the featured keynote for the Shared Horizons symposia.
David was a Senior Vice President at GlaxoSmithKline, where he led the bioinformatics group for 13 years. He is now an independent consultant and serves on a number of scientific advisory boards. He holds an adjunct appointment at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, where he was formerly Research Associate Professor of Genetics. . . . Continue Reading
Shared Horizons solicits applications to attend this two-day National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Symposium
Date: Wednesday, April 10- Friday, April 12, 2013
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland USA
Applications Due: December 15, 2012 (please note the revised deadline)
The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), working in cooperation with the Office of Digital Humanities of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes for Health, and the Research Councils UK, will host a two-day symposium to: (1) address questions about collaboration, research methodologies, and the interpretation of evidence arising from the interdisciplinary opportunities in this burgeoning area of biomedical-driven humanities scholarship; (2) to investigate the current state of the field; and (3) to facilitate future research collaborations between the humanities and biomedical sciences. . . . Continue Reading
In preparation for MITH’s NEH-funded Topic Modeling for Humanities Research workshop, which is just over a week away, we’d like to highlight some resources associated with the workshop—as well as some of the recent conversations we’ve been following about applications of topic modeling in the humanities.
First of all, we’d like to encourage everyone to check out Paper Machines, a Zotero extension developed by Jo Guldi and Chris Johnson-Roberson, who will be at the workshop next week to discuss how their project uses topic modeling to provide visualizations of the distribution of topics over time in the contents of your personal Zotero library. . . . Continue Reading
On Wednesday, September 5th, MITH invited friends and colleagues present and past to help us celebrate our move to a new, sunlit space. Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) Dan Cohen gave the keynote, highlighting MITH’s international work and membership in the “DH culture of nice”. University of Maryland Vice President for Research Pat O’Shea, College of Arts and Humanities Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill, and Dean of Libraries Pat Steele also spoke. . . . Continue Reading
The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland and the National Digital Information Infrastructure Program at the Library of Congress are pleased to announce that they will serve as co-hosts of the 2013 Personal Digital Archiving Conference in conjunction with the University of Maryland Libraries.
To be held February 21st and 22nd, 2013, PDA provides a two-day-long opportunity for researchers and practitioners in the field of personal archiving to convene for presentations and networking. . . . Continue Reading
The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman’s Cooperative Agreement for “Shared Horizons: Data, Biomedicine, and the Digital Humanities,” an interdisciplinary symposium exploring the intersection of digital humanities and biomedicine.
Working in cooperation with the Office of Digital Humanities of the National Endowment for the Humanities (ODH); the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) of the National Institutes for Health, Department of Health and Human Services; and the Research Councils UK (RCUK), Shared Horizons will be a unique forum through which participants and their institutions will be able to address questions about collaboration, research methodologies, and the interpretation of evidence arising from the interdisciplinary opportunities in this burgeoning area of biomedical-driven humanities scholarship. . . . Continue Reading
MITH is pleased to announce a call for participation for its NEH-funded workshop on Topic Modeling for Humanities Research. This one-day event will take place Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 9 am to 5 pm on the campus of the University of Maryland.
Topic Modeling for Humanities Research will be a unique opportunity for cross-fertilization, information exchange, and collaboration between and among humanities scholars and researchers in natural language processing on the subject of topic modeling applications and methods. . . . Continue Reading
MITH will host the first annual Digital Humanities Winter Institute (DHWI), from Monday, January 7, 2013, to Friday, January 11, 2013, at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. We’re delighted to be expanding the model pioneered by the highly-successful Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria to the United States. . . . Continue Reading
This Saturday, April 14th the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities will be co-sponsoring the second annual Theorizing the Web Conference along with the Department of Sociology, Cyborgology, and the iSchool. It should be a fantastic event. Come on out!
THEORIZING THE WEB CONFERENCE
APRIL 14, 2012
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
On Saturday April 14, the University will host the second annual Theorizing the Web conference in the Art-Sociology building, where emerging and established researchers, activists, educators and artists from around the world will meet to explore the social implications of the Internet. . . . Continue Reading
THATCamp Games, last weekend’s four-day unconference on digital humanities and gaming, had its origin in a packed “humanities gaming” catch-all session at THATCamp Prime 2011, where we quickly realized that “games” was too broad a topic for a single session. THATCamp Games brought together members of the games industry, games researchers and designers, and games teachers to discuss games in as many genres (e.g. . . . Continue Reading