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News related to MITH’s in-house, collaborative, or grant-funded research projects.

30 Jan 2017

Announcing the ‘Race, Space, and Place’ sequence of Spring 2017 AADHum Events!

By | Mon, Jan 30, 2017|Alerts, Events, Research|

The African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities (AADHum) Initiative has just announced the its first sequence, Race, Space, and Place, which explores themes of African American labor, migration, and artistic expression, through a series of complementary Reading Groups (RG), Digital Humanities Incubator (DHI) and Digital Dialogues. A collaboration between MITH and the College of Arts and

25 Jan 2017

Tracking Changes With diffengine

By | Wed, Jan 25, 2017|Research|

Our most respected newspapers want their stories to be accurate because once the words are on paper, and the paper is in someone’s hands, there’s no changing them. The words are literally fixed in ink to the page, and mass produced into many copies that are pretty much impossible to recall. Reputations can rise and

23 Jan 2017

Archiving Usenet: Adopting an Ethics of Care

By | Mon, Jan 23, 2017|Research, Winnemore Fellows|

This is the fourth in series of blog posts by 2016-17 Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Avery Dame on the progress of his dissertation, “Talk Amongst Yourselves: Community Formation in Transgender Counterpublic Discourse Online,” which explores the affective and structural meanings assigned to “community” in English-language transgender discourse online. “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a

9 Dec 2016

Listening for the Static

By | Fri, Dec 9, 2016|Research, Winnemore Fellows|

This is the third in series of blog posts by 2016-17 Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Avery Dame on the progress of his dissertation, “Talk Amongst Yourselves: Community Formation in Transgender Counterpublic Discourse Online,” which explores the affective and structural meanings assigned to “community” in English-language transgender discourse online. As you can guess from my last

17 Nov 2016

Visualizing Poster Activity on Usenet

By | Thu, Nov 17, 2016|Fellows, Research|

This is the second in series of blog posts by 2016-17 Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Avery Dame on the progress of his dissertation, “Talk Amongst Yourselves: Community Formation in Transgender Counterpublic Discourse Online,” which explores the affective and structural meanings assigned to “community” in English-language transgender discourse online. One of the biggest challenges of working

27 Oct 2016

Next Wednesday 11/2, don’t miss Matt Kirschenbaum discuss his new book ‘Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing!’

By | Thu, Oct 27, 2016|Alerts, Events, Research|

What: Speaking of Books: A Conversation with Matthew Kirschenbaum When: Wednesday, November 2 at 3:30pm Where: McKeldin Library, Room 6137 (Special Events Room) Next Tuesday, don't miss Professor of English and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Studies (DSAH) Matthew Kirschenbaum as he discusses his new book Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing. Light refreshments will be

19 Oct 2016

“If it gets us talking, it can’t be bad:” Building the Transgender Usenet Archive

By | Wed, Oct 19, 2016|Fellows, Research|

“If only one life is saved by the creation of this group, wouldn't it be worth it?  It's only a communications medium, and people are needlessly losing their lives and wasting their potential in self-destructive, maladaptive, denial-bases coping strategies.  The loss to our society is great, and needless...If it gets us talking, it can't be

8 Aug 2016

The Digital Dialogues Collection, chronicling a slice of the digital humanities since 2005

By | Mon, Aug 8, 2016|Digital Dialogues, Research|

This is the 6th post in MITH’s Digital Stewardship Series. In this post, MITH’s summer intern David Durden discusses his work on MITH’s audiovisual collection of historic Digital Dialogues events. The Digital Dialogues series showcases many prominent figures from the digital humanities community (e.g., Tara McPherson, Mark Sample, Trevor Owens, Julia Flanders, and MITH’s own

27 May 2016

The Web’s Past is Not Evenly Distributed

By | Fri, May 27, 2016|Research|

This is the 4th post in MITH's Digital Stewardship Series. In this post Ed Summers discusses ways to align your content with the grain of the Web so that it can last (a bit) longer. If I had to guess I would bet you found the document you are reading right now by following a

11 Apr 2016

Documenting the Now Team Announced

By | Mon, Apr 11, 2016|Research|

Back in February we announced MITH's involvement in the Documenting the Now project, which is now under way. In a nutshell, Documenting the Now is an effort to build an application called DocNow, that helps researchers and archivists collect Web content about current events using Twitter. The project is also about building a community and