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
Last week, MITH Director Neil Fraistat traveled to the 2012 Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention to work with literary scholars interested in exploring digital humanities and alternative academic careers, while our own Associate Director Matt Kirschenbaum was being quoted in the New York Times by the critic Stanley Fish.
Speaking at MLA on “#alt-ac: The Future of “Alternative Academic” Careers,” Fraistat explored with other leading digital humanists the trend towards hybrid and non-tenure-track academic positions in libraries, university presses, cultural heritage organizations, and digital humanities organizations. . . . Continue Reading
Word processing is hot and the media is on the trail.
This morning The New York Times Arts Beat blog published “Who Word-Processed First? Professor’s History Has Writers Staking Their Claim” on MITH Associate Director Matt Kirschenbaum, which covered the early word processing authors who have contacted Matt (several staking their claim in the chronicle of literary word processing) since the Times’ previous article on Matt from December 25, 2011. . . . Continue Reading
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 the I-D-E had invited Dave Lester and then me to the conference to give a report on the Text and Image Linking Environment (TILE) project. . . . Continue Reading
This past weekend the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) hosted a two-day workshop for BitCurator, a collaboration between UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and MITH.
BitCurator is an effort to build, test, and analyze systems and software for incorporating digital forensics methods into the workflows of a variety of collecting institutions. . . . Continue Reading
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 MITH. . . . Continue Reading
CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School
of Information and Library Science (SILS) has received a grant for
$600,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a project that
creates and analyzes systems for archivists, librarians and other
information professionals to incorporate digital forensics methods.
The BitCurator project will be a joint effort-led by SILS and the
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the
University of Maryland, which will involve contributors from several
other institutions-to develop a system for professionals who manage
collections to incorporate the functionality of digital forensics
tools and methods into their work. . . . Continue Reading
This past weekend I attended the Nebraska Digital Workshop hosted by the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, future host of Digital Humanities 2013. This was the sixth year of this rather unique event, which brings three early career scholars to Lincoln to present on their digital work. Two invited senior scholars also participate in the workshops, offering reflections on DH and feedback on the younger scholars’ work. . . . Continue Reading
The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Travis Brown as Assistant Director of Research and Development. Travis previously served as R&D Software Developer at MITH. As Assistant Director, Travis will lead MITH’s research and development initiatives, as part of our focus on innovative research agendas in text and image analytics for cultural heritage corpora, and in order to support MITH’s overall commitment to further development of the digital humanities. . . . Continue Reading
The past two days have been a flurry of coding, sometimes even going on to 1-2 in the morning. This group is highly enthusiastic about making progress in their individual groups. This energy has been pretty contagious and I’ve had less time for blogging. Regardless, here’s some reports from the Interedition Bootcamp weekend:
Saturday night at dinner, there was a great conversation between myself and Gregor Middell about Interedition and how it differs from the normal day to day of Humanities centers. . . . Continue Reading
Tuesday, September 20th kicked-off our Digital Dialogues for the 2011-12 academic year. We had an excellent turnout for our talk given by Aditi Muralidharan, doctoral candidate at UC Berkeley, who spoke on the methods and challenges of text-analysis in the digital humanities. Listen to the podcast and follow Aditi’s slides here if you missed it. . . . Continue Reading
As another academic year begins, I have the happy opportunity of welcoming you all back to MITH for what promises to be another exciting, event-laden year. In the past, I’ve taken this opportunity to review some of the highlights from the previous year and provide a few coming attractions. This year, however, we are beginning a new tradition. . . . Continue Reading