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18 Apr 2017

Two important S-GA announcements: Scrope Davies Notebook publication, plus a new grant!

By | 2018-02-22T14:26:20+00:00 Tue, Apr 18, 2017|Alerts, Research|

The Shelley-Godwin Archive, one of MITH's longstanding projects, is pleased to share two important announcements: The first is the publication of the Scrope Davies Notebook in the Archive. Mislaid and then forgotten from 1818 to 1976, this notebook that Percy Bysshe Shelley entrusted to Byron’s friend Scrope Davies was famously discovered in a trunk in

14 Mar 2017

Avery Dame Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-04-06T12:54:41+00:00 Tue, Mar 14, 2017|Uncategorized|

Digitization and online access are often presented as an important tool for making history, particularly those whose histories are rarely told, accessible to a broader audience. However, what happens to born-digital materials which can technically be accessed—but whose content and format may not be accessible in the contemporary media environment? In this presentation, I’ll

13 Mar 2017

The Transgender Usenet Archive

By | 2017-07-10T11:23:56+00:00 Mon, Mar 13, 2017|

2016-17 Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Avery Dame spent his fellowship year building the Transgender Usenet Archive, a public archive of posts from five targeted Usenet newsgroups which grew in popularity during the 1990’s upswing in online discussion forums, in this case around groups which were central to the development of a transgender community.

27 Feb 2017

Citations: The Renaissance Imitation Mass (CRIM)

By | 2017-03-27T13:21:45+00:00 Mon, Feb 27, 2017|

Citations: The Renaissance Imitation Mass (CRIM) will extend the idea of the quotable text for music in an innovative and open way. The focal point of our inquiry is the so-called “imitation” Mass, a Renaissance musical genre notable for the ways in which its composers derived new, large-scale works from pre-existing ones.

25 Jan 2017

Tracking Changes With diffengine

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:44+00:00 Wed, Jan 25, 2017|Research|

Our most respected newspapers want their stories to be accurate because once the words are on paper, and the paper is in someone’s hands, there’s no changing them. The words are literally fixed in ink to the page, and mass produced into many copies that are pretty much impossible to recall. Reputations can rise and

26 Oct 2016

Alberto Campagnolo Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-05-12T15:14:30+00:00 Wed, Oct 26, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Books are primarily physical objects composed of leaves combined in sections, used as writing supports, and bound together. An increasing number of libraries, archives, and other memory institutions are investing considerable amount of money and resources in the digitization of cultural heritage; however, these efforts focus on the text, seldom covering also what material

12 Oct 2016

Gregory Zinman Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-05-12T14:48:25+00:00 Wed, Oct 12, 2016|Uncategorized|

This talk describes the discovery and significance of Etude (1967), a previously unknown work by media artist Nam June Paik identified by the author in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s recently-acquired Paik archive. Composed at Bell Labs, in collaboration with engineers, and written in an early version of FORTRAN, Etude stands as one of the earliest works of digital art—although

20 Sep 2016

Purdom Lindblad Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-05T21:24:51+00:00 Tue, Sep 20, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

In the Republic of the Imagination, Azar Nafisi champions reading as a way to open ourselves to deepen empathy and entice our curiosity. Inspired, I am developing ways of documenting and visualizing not only what I read, but also what caused me to read using linked open data. Through a custom Jekyll plugin, RDFa triples

11 Apr 2016

Documenting the Now Team Announced

By | 2018-02-22T14:22:05+00:00 Mon, Apr 11, 2016|Research|

Back in February we announced MITH's involvement in the Documenting the Now project, which is now under way. In a nutshell, Documenting the Now is an effort to build an application called DocNow, that helps researchers and archivists collect Web content about current events using Twitter. The project is also about building a community and