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19 Oct 2016

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

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:47+00:00 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 | 2017-02-05T21:13:49+00:00 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 | 2017-02-05T21:13:51+00:00 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 | 2017-02-05T21:13:52+00:00 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

4 Mar 2016

Stewarding MITH’s History: A New Window Into Our Past

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:53+00:00 Fri, Mar 4, 2016|Research|

This is the third post in MITH’s series on stewarding digital humanities scholarship.  No doubt you’ve noticed that the MITH website looks a little different these days. We’re proud of this latest refresh of the site’s design, which brings a number of updates such as responsive design, better usability on mobile devices, and reorganized pages

29 Feb 2016

The Shelley-Godwin Archive Releases the Prometheus Unbound fair copy notebooks

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:54+00:00 Mon, Feb 29, 2016|Research|

The Shelley-Godwin Archive is pleased to announce the public release of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound fair copy notebooks, Bodleian MSS. Shelley e.1, e.2, and e.3. Beyond the fair copy of what is arguably Shelley’s greatest poem, these notebooks contain fair copies of his lyric poems “Ode to Heaven” and “Misery.—A Fragment,” as well as

16 Feb 2016

Introducing Documenting the Now

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:54+00:00 Tue, Feb 16, 2016|News, Research|

A few weeks ago MITH announced that it will be partnering with Washington University in St Louis (WUSTL) and the University of California at Riverside (UCR) on a new project called Documenting the Now. Documenting the Now is aimed at accomplishing two different, but deeply interrelated goals. The first is to develop an open source

16 Nov 2015

NEH launches contest to use Chronicling America database for new web-based creative projects

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:56+00:00 Mon, Nov 16, 2015|Alerts, Opportunities, Research, Uncategorized|

MITH would like to call attention to a new opportunity from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), to create new web-based creative projects. The Library of Congress has developed a user-friendly Application Program Interface (API) to explore the data contained in Chronicling America. While previously working at the Library of Congress, MITH’s Lead Developer

3 Nov 2015

Please welcome Oliver Gaycken as MITH’s newest Vambery Fellow!

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:56+00:00 Tue, Nov 3, 2015|Alerts, Fellows, Research|

MITH is pleased to announce that Oliver Gaycken, Vambery Distinguished Professor of Comparative Studies for the 2015-16 academic year, has also been named a MITH Vambery Fellow for the same period. Faculty recipients of the Vambery fellowship are selected on the basis of demonstrated work in European and American comparative literary studies in print, in

28 Oct 2015

MITH, ARHU and Synergies Mellon project featured in President Loh video

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:56+00:00 Wed, Oct 28, 2015|Alerts, Community, Research|

This morning President Wallace D. Loh circulated a video to the UMD community that featured selected research and creative work being conducted throughout the university. In addition to all of President Loh’s narration being shot on location at MITH, the video features the new Mellon-funded project Synergies among Digital Humanities and African American History and