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14 Jul 2011

Welcome Clay and Sayan

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:22+00:00 Thu, Jul 14, 2011|Community, Research|

We are excited to welcome Clay Templeton and Sayan Bhattacharyya as graduate interns in residence at MITH for six weeks this summer. Clay is currently a third year doctoral candidate in the University of Maryland’s iSchool. Sayan is a first year master’s student in the University of Michigan’s School of Information, and holds a PhD

1 Jul 2011

Project Bamboo: Building Shared Infrastructure for Humanities Research

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:23+00:00 Fri, Jul 1, 2011|Research|

Several MITH staff members are currently working on Project Bamboo, a partnership of ten research universities, led by University of California, Berkeley, and including Australian National University; Indiana University; Northwestern University; Tufts University; University of Chicago; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Maryland; University of Oxford; and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Within Bamboo, MITH is

23 Jun 2011

You Say Tomayto, I Say Tomahto: Announcing the Visual Accent and Dialect Archive (VADA)

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:23+00:00 Thu, Jun 23, 2011|Community, Research|

Why do residents in the Italian neighborhood of Philadelphia pronounce words like “home” and “hoagie” in a Scottish dialect? Questions such as these have long drawn the curiosity of linguistics and language scholars. Up until now, audio recordings served as the primary source material for those studying accent and dialect history. Now, thanks to Leigh

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

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

14 Feb 2011

Introducing TILE 0.9

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:32+00:00 Mon, Feb 14, 2011|Research|

We’re excited to announce the redesigned website for and public release of The Text-Image Linking Environment (TILE), a web-based tool for creating and editing image-based electronic editions and digital archives of humanities texts. This initial release of TILE 0.9 features tools for importing and exporting transcript lines and images of text, an image markup tool,

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

15 Dec 2010

Digital Forensics and Cultural Heritage

By | 2010-12-15T10:44:48+00:00 Wed, Dec 15, 2010|News, Research|

MITH is pleased to announce the availability of Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections, a new CLIR report emerging from a Mellon-sponsored workshop held last spring at the University of Maryland and led by MITH's own Matt Kirschenbaum. The report was written by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, Richard Ovenden, and Gabriela Redwine, with

4 Oct 2010

Preserving Virtual Worlds 2 Funded

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:36+00:00 Mon, Oct 4, 2010|News, Research|

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), the College of Information Studies, and the Department of English at the University of Maryland are very pleased to announce their participation in a $785,000 National Leadership Grant awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the next stage of the Preserving Virtual Worlds project