We are pleased to announce the launch of English Professor Carla Peterson’s Black Gotham Digital Archive. This project seeks to link an interactive website, smart phones, and the geographical spaces of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn to create a deeper understanding of nineteenth-century black New York.
MITH joins the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) to lead BitCurator. Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this project will develop a system for professionals who manage collections to incorporate the functionality of digital forensics tools and methods into their work.
Generously funded by the NEH, the Shelley-Godwin Archive is digitizing the manuscripts and early editions of Romantic writers Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, William Godwin, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft, to make the texts available online to the general public. MITH is collaborating with a dynamic team from The New York Public Library, the Bodleian Libraries, the Houghton Library, the Huntington Library, and the British Library.
We very much look forward to working with three Maryland faculty professors as their research fellowships begin this Fall: Hayim Lapin (History, Jewish Studies); Carla L. Peterson (English); and Peter Mallios (English).
With support from an NEA grant, Music Theater Online is posting a libretto monthly of an important early American musical, with associated photographs, vocal scores, and the occasional audio file.