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

24 Jan 2014

The Shelley-Godwin Archive: From a Textual to a Digital Condition

By | Fri, Jan 24, 2014|Community, Research|

At MITH we have been experimenting with the networked, distributed transcription and encoding of manuscripts during the first phase of our work on the Shelley-Godwin Archive, a project that aims to provide the digitized manuscripts of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, William Godwin, and Mary Wollstonecraft. The Archive will thus bring together for the [...]

17 Dec 2013

O Say Can You See: A Legal and Cultural History of the 19th Century

By | Tue, Dec 17, 2013|News, Research|

In 1813 the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in one of the first petitions for freedom by an enslaved person. Mima Queen sued John Hepburn claiming she was descended from a free woman. Francis Scott Key argued the case for her, but Chief Justice John Marshall wrote the majority opinion denying her petition. Queen [...]

4 Dec 2013

The Future of Accessibility with and BrailleRISE

By | Wed, Dec 4, 2013|Community, News, Research|

Making the Digital Humanities More Open, a level 2 Digital Humanities Start Up grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, ended its work earlier this fall. A partnership between the University of South Carolina Upstate and the University of Maryland's Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), the project featured a team [...]

19 Nov 2013

Displaying Music Notation of Multiple Sources With MEI-to-VexFlow

By | Tue, Nov 19, 2013|Community, Research|

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is over, and it’s time to recap what has been done during a greatly productive summer. Not only has my project has achieved its main objectives, but as a result I was able to demonstrate the results at the École Thématique, Centre d’Étude Supérieures de la Renaissance in Tours, France [...]

12 Nov 2013

Wrapping up GSoC Work on MITHgrid

By | Tue, Nov 12, 2013|Community, Research|

Google Summer of Code 2013 (GSoC 2013) has successfully come to an end. I would like to thank James Smith for his patient mentoring. His conceptions on professionalism and pragmatic problem solving approach were highly useful. It was a pleasure working with the MITH team. The MITHgrid library is a data-centric, event-driven, responsibility-based library. In the [...]

11 Sep 2013

The Future of Information Alliance (FIA) Robert W. Deutsch Foundation 2013-2014 Seed Grant Competition

By | Wed, Sep 11, 2013|Opportunities, Research|

The Future of Information Alliance (FIA) Robert W. Deutsch Foundation 2013-2014 Seed Grant Competition Help solve the information challenges of today's world. Student teams work with faculty mentors and FIA Partners on real world problems. Four teams will each win grants of up to $25,000. Join us September 24, 2-4 pm in the Colony Ballroom [...]

10 Sep 2013

Visualizing Data with MITHgrid

By | Tue, Sep 10, 2013|Community, Research|

We are quite a way through GSoC! It has been very interesting and informative experience until now. MITHgrid is a very powerful library because it places data at the center of its activities. It is very structured taking into the fact that JavaScript lacks many of the classical object oriented concepts. We are working on [...]

7 Aug 2013

Improving MEI to VexFlow

By | Wed, Aug 7, 2013|Community, Research|

MEI to VexFlow is a JavaScript library used to render music notation encoded according to the  Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) format. MEI is a community-driven effort to create a commonly-accepted, digital, symbolic representation of music notation documents, while keeping in mind the needs of textual scholars and the Digital Humanities. The three-month project supported by [...]

26 Jul 2013

Announcing Accessible Future and “O Say Can You See”: Early Washington, D.C. Law and Family Project

By | Fri, Jul 26, 2013|Community, Events, Research|

MITH is delighted to announce that it has received an award from the 2013 National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities (IATDH) competition for the Building an Accessible Future for Humanities Project and will also serve as a partner in "O Say Can You See": [...]

8 Apr 2013

Born Digital Working Group: Configuring FRED

By | Mon, Apr 8, 2013|Community, Research|

This post was written by Eric Cartier and also appears on the Special Collections blog. In mid-March, the Tools subgroup met FRED, our Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device. The subject lines we’ve shared since then (e.g., “tinkering with FRED today”) reflect the approach we’re taking:  careful, playful, open-minded. We marveled at all the ports, laid [...]