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15 May 2012

Announcing the Digital Humanities Winter Institute

By |Tue, May 15, 2012|Community, Events, News|

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. [...]

16 Apr 2012

Carla Peterson Wins 2011 NYC Book Award for Black Gotham

By |Mon, Apr 16, 2012|Faculty Fellows, News|

We are thrilled to announce that Carla Peterson, professor of English at the University of Maryland and MITH Faculty Fellow has won a 2011 New York City Book Award from the New York Society Library for her recent book Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City (Yale University Press, [...]

12 Apr 2012

Upcoming Event This Saturday 4/14: Theorizing the Web Conference

By |Thu, Apr 12, 2012|Events, News|

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 cyborgology.org/theorizingtheweb #TtW12 On Saturday [...]

6 Apr 2012

Carla Peterson Interviewed by Brian Lehrer

By |Fri, Apr 6, 2012|Faculty Fellows, News|

On Monday, April 9th CUNY TV show host Brian Lehrer will interview Carla Peterson on her book, Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City (Yale University Press, 2011) and the Black Gotham Digital Archive. Black Gotham is a riveting account of Peterson’s quest to reconstruct the lives of her [...]

20 Mar 2012

OCR, XML, Topic Modeling, and Braille Accessibility: Coming Soon Thanks to the NEH!

By |Tue, Mar 20, 2012|News, Research|

MITH is delighted to announce four awards from the 2012 National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities Start Up Grant Competition: Active OCR: Tightening the Loop in Human Computing for OCR Correction, led by Assistant Director Travis Brown, received a Level 2 start up award in the amount of $41,906. ActiveOCR proposes a [...]

12 Mar 2012

MITH Associate Director Participating in “Knowledge Organization and Data Modeling in the Humanities” Workshop

By |Mon, Mar 12, 2012|Community, News, Research|

This week I will be one of the participants at a three-day workshop on “Knowledge Organization and Data Modeling in the Humanities” co-sponsored by the Centre for Digital Editions at the University of Würzburg and the Brown University Center for Digital Scholarship, and hosted by Brown. The workshop was organized by Julia Flanders (Brown University) [...]

8 Mar 2012

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

By |Thu, Mar 8, 2012|Community, News|

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 [...]

7 Mar 2012

Announcing MITH’s Newly Launched Website!

By |Wed, Mar 7, 2012|Community, News|

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 [...]

5 Mar 2012

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

By |Mon, Mar 5, 2012|Community, Faculty Fellows, News|

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 [...]

24 Feb 2012

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

By |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 [...]