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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

16 Jul 2015

MITH partners in $1.25 Million Mellon Grant Awarded to UMD’s Arts and Humanities College

By | 2016-07-11T11:44:07+00:00 Thu, Jul 16, 2015|News, Research|

A $1.25 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund research, education and training at the intersections of digital humanities and African American studies at the University of Maryland. The grant will help to prepare a diverse community of scholars and students whose work will both broaden the reach of the digital humanities

8 Jul 2015

Hacking MITH’s Legacy Web Servers: A Holistic Approach to Preservation on the Web

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:57+00:00 Wed, Jul 8, 2015|Research|

Editor's note— This is the second post in MITH's series on stewarding digital humanities scholarship. In September of 2012 MITH moved from its long-time home in the basement of the McKeldin Library on the University of Maryland campus to a newly renovated, and considerably better lit, location next to Library Media Services in the Hornbake

1 Jun 2015

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

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:58+00:00 Mon, Jun 1, 2015|Events, Research|

Last week, we posted Part I of a series of two blog entries detailing the outcomes of our workshop entitled Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing across the Disciplines (CrowdCon). For the second entry, we’ve gathered the final storified tweets and videos of the event, covering big challenges in research crowdsourcing, best practices and

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