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21 May 2015

Recap Part I: Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing across the Disciplines Workshop (CrowdCon)

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:58+00:00 Thu, May 21, 2015|Events, Research|

From May 6-8, 2015, MITH teamed up with Dartmouth College and the iSchool at University of Maryland to host a workshop entitled Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing across the Disciplines (CrowdCon).  The goal of the workshop was to expand the ongoing conversations about best practices for engaging the public across both the humanities

7 Apr 2015

Early use data on a participatory digital edition

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:00+00:00 Tue, Apr 7, 2015|Fellows, Research, Winnemore Fellows|

A list of the most-used annotations tags on the InfinteUlysses.com site Infinite Ulysses, the participatory digital edition of James Joyce's challenging novel Ulysses, is now about one month into its open beta-testing period. In this post, I'll describe how I went about user-testing the edition, and share some early statistics about the edition's use. On April

10 Mar 2015

MITH developer Ed Summers named recipient of the 2015 Kilgour Award

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:01+00:00 Tue, Mar 10, 2015|Alerts, News, Research|

MITH is delighted to announce that our Lead Developer, Ed Summers, was recently named the 2015 recipient of the Kilgour Award. The Kilgour is jointly awarded by the The Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the OCLC, for “research relevant to the development of information technologies,

18 Feb 2015

Open Call for Applications: “Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing Across the Disciplines”

By | 2015-02-18T10:04:20+00:00 Wed, Feb 18, 2015|Alerts, Events, Research|

We are pleased to issue an open call for applications to “Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing Across the Disciplines.” This workshop, to be held at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, on May 6-8, 2015, is being led by Dartmouth College and the University of Maryland, with the support of the

19 Jan 2015

A Look at #FergusonSyllabus

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:02+00:00 Mon, Jan 19, 2015|Alerts, Community, Research|

As a new semester is about to begin academics are busily putting finishing touches on their course syllabi. Here at the University of Maryland there has been sustained interest over the past few months in integrating discussion and thinking about the recent events in Ferguson, and subsequent #BlackLivesMatter movement into our classes. Look for news

15 Jan 2015

Researching Ferguson Update: Previewing MITH’s Teach Ins for #BlackLivesMatter at UMD

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:03+00:00 Thu, Jan 15, 2015|Alerts, Community, Events, Research|

Tuesday January 27, 2015 at 12:30pm MITH Conference Room 0301 Hornbake Library North A MITH Digital Humanities Incubator Roundtable Discussion of our ongoing work with Event-Based Social Media Data and Network AnalysisAs many of you know, MITH has been spearheading a series of meetings to develop research and teaching opportunities for the use of the

14 Jan 2015

An Invitation to Beta-Test the Infinite Ulysses Digital Edition

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:03+00:00 Wed, Jan 14, 2015|Fellows, Research, Winnemore Fellows|

In my previous post on this blog, I introduced my dissertational Infinite Ulysses project: a participatory digital edition that I've designed and coded for my uniquely shaped literature dissertation. I've now finished most of the work of building of the site. I've also finalized decisions around the online community experience such as writing statements on

17 Dec 2014

NEH and Sloan award funds to University of Maryland and Dartmouth to host crowdsourcing workshop in May 2015

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:06+00:00 Wed, Dec 17, 2014|Alerts, Events, Research|

The NEH has announced the award of a Cooperative Agreement to Dartmouth College and University of Maryland for a May 2015 event entitled “Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing Across the Disciplines.”  In addition to support from NEH, additional funds have been provided through a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to

26 Nov 2014

MITH’s Ed Summers discusses his Ferguson Twitter archive

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:07+00:00 Wed, Nov 26, 2014|Alerts, Research|

Cross-posted and edited from a blog entry on medium.com: On Forgetting and hydration. After writing about the Ferguson Twitter archive a few months ago, I received requests from three people both outside and within University of Maryland, for access to the data. My response to the external academic researchers was to point them to Twitter’s