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MITH Associate Director Speaking at DC Public Library Panel Discussion on History of Reading

This Saturday from 2:00-4:00PM, Matthew Kirschenbaum, MITH Associate Director and professor of English, will be participating in “From the Stone Age to the Digital Age,” a panel discussion about the history of reading — past, present and future. The event will be hosted by the Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library. Matt will be joined by panelists Erik Delfino, professor of history at Catholic University and Kari Kraus, professor of information science at University of Maryland. . . . Continue Reading

Announcing MITH’s Newly Launched Website!

MITH is excited to announce the release of the newest iteration of our website. As you browse through the site, you will see revised content and a fresh design that we hope will make it easier for you to navigate through our projects, staff pages, and blog posts. We’ve added in new sections highlighting DH culture and resources, our partners and affiliates, and generally just freshened up our web presence. . . . Continue Reading

MITH Faculty Fellow to Speak at UM Libraries’ Campus Author Series

Wednesday, March 7th at 4:30pm Carla Peterson, Ph.D, professor of English, MITH Faculty Fellow, and director of the Black Gotham Archive, will be giving a talk as part of the University of Maryland Libraries’ Speaking of Books… Conversations with Campus Authors series. Carla will be speaking on her recently published book, Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City (Yale UP, 2011). . . . Continue Reading

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

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 son and daughter’s joint blog, Sibling & Charybdis: Two Siblings Who Love the Funny. . . . Continue Reading

MITH Faculty Fellow Carla Peterson in the News

Carla Peterson

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 Yorkers, and the origins of her digital archive. . . . Continue Reading

Part 2: MITH Faculty Fellow Answers Readers’ Questions on Times’ “Taking Questions”

Last week, Carla Peterson, professor of English and a MITH Faculty Fellow, was featured by The New York Times City Room “Taking Questions” series on her book, Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City (Yale University Press, 2011). Over the course of the week, readers submitted their questions to Dr. . . . Continue Reading

Reports from GLAM Camp

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 spread out expertise in development of our own scholarly digital tools, the world of Digital Humanities, and our passion to support that world’s importance. . . . Continue Reading

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

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 to reconstruct the lives of her nineteenth-century ancestors. . . . Continue Reading

Former MITHer Doug Reside Featured in The New York Times

Former MITH Associate Director Doug Reside, now Digital Curator for the Performing Arts at the New York Public Library, was recently covered by Jennifer Schuessler in “Tale of the Floppy Disks: How Jonathan Larsen Created ‘Rent’” on The New York Times Arts Beat blog. The article highlights Doug’s research on musical theatre preservation, specifically the curation of the 189 floppy disks left behind by Jonathan Larsen, creator of Rent. . . . Continue Reading

Spring MITH Monitor Hot Off the Press!

MITH Monitor - Spring 2012

A new semester has begun here at the Maryland Institute of Technology for the Humanities (MITH). With it brings news of collaborative projects, successful workshops we’ve attended and hosted, and the fun always had in the daily life of MITH. The MITH Monitor is available in hard copy and digital formats. We invite you to take a look! . . . Continue Reading