News

 >  > News
25 Jul 2011

Born-Digital Materials at UVA’s Rare Book School

By | 2015-12-21T15:19:12+00:00 Mon, Jul 25, 2011|News|

It's a privilege and thrill to be returning this week to teach for a second time at the University of Virginia's Rare Book School. My course, which I'm co-teaching with Naomi Nelson (Director of Special Collections at Duke) is on Born-Digital Materials. That may sound strange, but RBS has had the vision to recognize that

21 Jul 2011

MITH Welcomes New Assistant Director

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:22+00:00 Thu, Jul 21, 2011|Community, News|

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Guiliano as Assistant Director. As Assistant Director, Jennifer will help initiate and manage MITH’s grant projects, work with our Fellows, and supervise our development team of programmers, web designers, graduate students, and interns. Jennifer currently serves as Associate

15 Jul 2011

MITH Awarded Amazon Web Services Grant

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:22+00:00 Fri, Jul 15, 2011|News, Research|

We are pleased to announce that MITH has been awarded an Amazon Web Services research grant for $7,500 to support our use of cloud computing services over the next two years. We are currently using Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances to perform natural language processing tasks on large text corpora, including a collection of approximately

18 Jun 2011

MITH Welcomes New Associate Director

By | 2016-03-07T20:30:47+00:00 Sat, Jun 18, 2011|Community, News|

The University of Maryland Libraries and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities are very pleased to announce the joint appointment of Trevor Muñoz as an Assistant Dean of the Libraries for Digital Humanities Research and an Associate Director of MITH. Trevor Muñoz holds an MA (with distinction) in Digital Humanities from King’s College,

14 Jun 2011

NEA Grant to Build Music Theater Online: 1866-1923

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:24+00:00 Tue, Jun 14, 2011|Community, News|

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) continues to produce groundbreaking work in the performing arts. We are pleased to announce that we have received a grant from the Access to Artistic Excellence program of the National Endowment for the Arts to build Music Theater Online: 1866-1923. Music Theater Online (MTO) will continue

7 Jun 2011

Frankenstein Goes Digital: Recent NEH Award to Build Shelley-Godwin Archive

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:24+00:00 Tue, Jun 7, 2011|Community, News, Research|

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein, also titled The Modern Prometheus, stands as one of the most widely read novels of the Romantic era since its publication in 1818. No more so than now may Frankenstein be called the modern Prometheus, or rather, the digital Prometheus (bringing intellectual fire without the unpleasant ending). Maryland Institute for Technology

12 Apr 2011

Matthew Kirschenbaum awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

By | 2011-04-12T16:20:27+00:00 Tue, Apr 12, 2011|Community, News|

We are delighted to congratulate MITH Associate Director, Matthew Kirschenbaum on his recent selection as a Guggenheim Fellow for 2011. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships are “intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.” Matt has received the fellowship for

29 Mar 2011

MITH and DH in the News and in the World

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:29+00:00 Tue, Mar 29, 2011|Community, News, Research|

There has been so much recent activity at MITH that we'd like to take a moment and share a brief digest of MITH in the news and in the world. Two weeks ago, Penn State University was host to the Society for Textual Scholarship 2011 International Conference for which. MITH’s Associate Director Matthew Kirschenbaum served

7 Feb 2011

The Question(s) of Digital Humanities

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:33+00:00 Mon, Feb 7, 2011|Community, News, Research|

The following remarks are a slightly modified version of a presentation made by MITH Director, Neil Fraistat, for the TILTS Symposium Roundtable: “WHAT IS DIGITAL HUMANITIES?” In order to open conversation on this topic, Fraistat draws together quotations from some of the most recent statements on the subject and articulates a set of questions through

3 Jan 2011

MITH in Top Ten!

By | 2011-01-03T15:22:44+00:00 Mon, Jan 3, 2011|News, Research|

Work led by MITH on a Mellon-funded symposium and CLIR report on Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections has been recognized by the Library of Congress in its year-end roundup of Top Ten Digital Preservation Developments in 2010! (Also mentioned is our work on the Preserving Virtual Worlds project, which was a