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5 Jan 2012

Project Bamboo

By | 2015-12-14T20:19:58+00:00 Thu, Jan 5, 2012|

Project Bamboo was a partnership of ten research universities building shared infrastructure for humanities research. The goal of the project was to design research environments where scholars may discover, analyze and curate digital texts across the 450 years of print culture in English from 1473 until 1923, along with the texts from the Classical world upon which that print culture is based.

10 Nov 2011

MITH Receives the Bill Bly Collection of Electronic Literature

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:00+00:00 Thu, Nov 10, 2011|Community, News|

COLLEGE PARK -- The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) has received a major collection of electronic literature and vintage computer hardware from pioneering hypertext author Bill Bly. Bly's generous donation includes a rich archive of materials from the early literary hypertext movement, and joins the existing Deena Larsen Collection also housed at

3 Nov 2009

The Great Ebook Throwdown

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:13+00:00 Tue, Nov 3, 2009|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Ebooks are suddenly everywhere again. Kindle, Nook, iPhone . . . after 2000 years, the codex is getting an upgrade. But what kind of electronic books and electronic reading devices do we really want? Are we trying to improve on the book, or create something new? Something different? Are there some universal design principles we

14 Oct 2008

The Videogame Text

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:15+00:00 Tue, Oct 14, 2008|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

The word 'text' in this title does double duty. First, it identifies the videogame itself as a text in the general sense: the object of study, the type of artifact which is here subjected to analysis. Second, the specific textual phenomenon which will be the focus of this presentation is, literally, videogame text—that is, the

7 Oct 2008

EDUCE: Enhanced Digital Unwrapping for Conservation and Exploration

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:16+00:00 Tue, Oct 7, 2008|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Often, any attempt to read fragile texts, such as papyrus rolls, fundamentally and irreversibly alters the structure of the object in which they are contained. The EDUCE project is developing a non-destructive volumetric scanning framework to enable access to such objects without the need to physically open them. This work is based on earlier achievements

30 Sep 2008

Omeka: Easy Web Publishing for Scholarship and Cultural Heritage

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:16+00:00 Tue, Sep 30, 2008|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Well into the second decade of the web, many aspiring digital humanists still find it difficult to mount online exhibitions and publish collections-based research because they lack either technical skills or sufficient funding to pay high priced web design vendors. The digital libraries and archives fields have produced high quality repository and collections management software,

9 Sep 2008

The MITHological AXE: Multimedia Metadata Encoding with the Ajax XML Encoder

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:17+00:00 Tue, Sep 9, 2008|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Research|

For our first Digital Dialogue of the new academic year, come learn about recently completed work at MITH funded by an NEH Digital Humanities Start Up grant. The Ajax XML Encoder (AXE) allows users with limited technical knowledge to add metadata to text, image, video, and audio files. Users can collaboratively tag a text in

11 Sep 2007

Using Digital Tools to Not-Read Gertrude Stein’s “The Making of Americans”

By | 2016-08-29T12:37:09+00:00 Tue, Sep 11, 2007|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

The difficulties engendered by the complicated patterns of repetition in Gertrude Stein's 900-page novel _The Making of Americans_ make it almost impossible to read this modernist tome in a traditional, linear manner as any page (most are startlingly similar) will show. However, by visualizing certain of its patterns--by looking at the text "from a distance"--through

13 Mar 2007

Zotero and the Promise of Social Computing in Academia

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:21+00:00 Tue, Mar 13, 2007|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

The Library of Congress contains over a million dissertations. Each of these works represents an average of four years of work by a specialist who has diligently and intelligently scanned, sorted, read, categorized, assessed, and annotated hundreds or thousands of primary and secondary sources. The staggering scale of this work--literally billions of person-hours in dissertation

7 Nov 2006

The Virtual Humanities Lab and the Evolution of Remote Collaboration

By | 2016-09-02T16:47:51+00:00 Tue, Nov 7, 2006|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

The Virtual Humanities Lab was a two-year project, generously supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities for 2004-06. VHL was housed in Italian Studies at Brown University; we have collaborated with scholars at Brown, and throughout North America and Europe. First, we employed humanities scholars previously unfamiliar with semantic text encoding. The scholars were