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Making History with the Masses: Citizen History and Radical Trust in Museums

Elissa Frankle
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
MITH Conference Room
Thursday, April 4, 2013
12:30 pm

Museums as institutions of the 21st century have progressed quite a ways from the Wunderkammer of generations before. The 21st century museum takes the audience as its starting point and seeks out ways to rely upon its collections and the expertise of its staff to teach not only content but also skills; to be a

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:04+00:00 Thu, Apr 4, 2013|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Archiving Modern Latin American Art: Sites, Students and Collaboration in the Greater Washington Area

Abigail McEwen
Department of Art History and Archeology, University of Maryland
MITH Conference Room
Monday, April 1, 2013
12:30 pm

In January 2012, the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston launched the Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art Digital Archive and Publications Project. Available online (http://icaadocs.mfah.org), the Documents Project is dedicated to the recovery and dissemination of primary source materials related to modern

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:04+00:00 Mon, Apr 1, 2013|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Curating in the Era of Time-Based and Digital Media Art

Anne Collins Goodyear
Anne Collins Goodyear
National Gallery
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
12:30 pm

“Theses about the developmental tendencies of art under present conditions of production . . . brush aside a number of outmoded concepts, such as creativity and genius, eternal value and mystery. . .” – Walter Benjamin (1936) “Do we claim to understand [Walter] Benjamin only now?” – Richard Shiff (2008) The growing field of the

By | 2016-02-08T21:57:02+00:00 Tue, Mar 12, 2013|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

“It’s too dangerous to go alone! Take this.” Powering Up for Videogame Preservation

Rachel Donahue
Rachel Donahue
University of Maryland
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
12:30 pm

Videogame preservation has made great strides in the last four years, from having the Art of Video Games on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art to making the program of the annual Game Developers conference. As with any other type of preservation or conservation, preserving videogames requires some fairly esoteric knowledge and specialized

By | 2016-07-13T10:04:35+00:00 Tue, Feb 26, 2013|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Disintegrated Reading

Rita Raley
Rita Raley
University of California, Santa Barbara
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
12:30 pm

This talk will analyze reading and writing practices that are interactive, social, live, sited, and algorithmically produced. With examples ranging from installations, performances, interactive text events, and Second Life exhibits, Dr. Raley will consider a variety of expressive activities that are neither formalizable as “electronic literature” nor reducible to a stable and singular medium. How

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:05+00:00 Sun, Feb 24, 2013|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events, News|

Linking Things on the Web: A Pragmatic Examination of Linked Data

Ed Summers
Ed Summers
Library of Congress
MITH Conference Room
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
12:30 pm

Linked Data is a bit of a buzzword at the moment in the cultural heritage sector. At first glance, the principles of Linked Data seem simple enough. However web developers, designers and architects who attempt to put these ideas into practice soon find themselves not only learning a set of new technologies, but cast adrift

By | 2016-07-13T10:01:11+00:00 Wed, Feb 20, 2013|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events, News|

Art, Tagging, and Social Media

Dr. Jen Golbeck
Jen Golbeck
University of Maryland
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
12:30 pm

The Web has made high quality art images from the world's best collections available to anyone with an internet connection. Social media, particularly social tagging, has allowed users to organize that art for themselves and others. In this talk, Golbeck will present "Art, Tagging, and Social Media" featuring the results of several studies into how

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:05+00:00 Tue, Feb 19, 2013|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Digitizing Chinese Englishmen: Archival Silences, Digital Recovery, and Creating a Nineteenth Century “Postcolonial” Archive

Adeline Koh
Adeline Koh
Department of Literature, Richard Stockton College
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
12:30 pm

In this talk, Koh presents Digitizing Chinese Englishmen, a digital project that documents the creation of a group of “Asian Victorians” during the nineteenth century within the British Empire in Southeast Asia. While digital scholarship on the nineteenth century has proliferated in the past ten years, few projects that focus on the influence of Empire

By | 2016-07-13T09:59:18+00:00 Wed, Feb 6, 2013|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

A Digital Edition of A Classical Hebrew Text: The Digital Mishnah Project

Hayim Lapin
University of Maryland
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
12:30 pm
co-sponsored by the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies

How does one create a digital edition of a classical text, and what do we learn from it? The Mishnah is in many ways a foundational text for contemporary Jews, and continues to be part of the curriculum of formal and informal study. A legal compendium of about 200 AD/CE , the Mishnah is also

By | 2016-07-13T10:48:01+00:00 Wed, Nov 28, 2012|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events, Faculty Fellows, Fellows|

Getting to the Stuff: Digital Cultural Heritage Collections, Absence, and Memory

Sheila Brennan
Public Projects division at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM); Department of History and Art History at George Mason University
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
12:30 pm

Cultural heritage collections represent important sources for scholars and enthusiasts, and offer ways for us to listen and learn from peoples and processes that are missing from documentary sources. Museum collections help to fill those gaps, but finding those types of collections and data online is challenging.  With many students and scholars beginning their research

By | 2016-07-13T10:47:05+00:00 Tue, Nov 20, 2012|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|