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9 Nov 2016

Dana Williams and Kenton Rambsy Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-05-12T15:34:21+00:00 Wed, Nov 9, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Patterns in literary scholarship suggest that serious considerations of a literary period do not fully begin until at least a generation after its emergence. Accordingly, meaningful scholarship on African American literature since 1970 is only now beginning to slowly emerge. Scholars interested in this period face two significant challenges. First, the sheer volume of

2 Nov 2016

Jim Casey and Sarah Patterson Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-05-12T15:27:09+00:00 Wed, Nov 2, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Staking a claim in collaborative models of digital archiving, exhibition and geo-spatial visualization, Sarah Patterson and Jim Casey will introduce questions, concepts and outcomes central to the Colored Conventions Project's online restoration of the Colored Conventions Movement, 1830-1900. Working with literature and data connected to this understudied phenomenon in Black political organizing, Patterson and

19 Oct 2016

“If it gets us talking, it can’t be bad:” Building the Transgender Usenet Archive

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:47+00:00 Wed, Oct 19, 2016|Fellows, Research|

“If only one life is saved by the creation of this group, wouldn't it be worth it?  It's only a communications medium, and people are needlessly losing their lives and wasting their potential in self-destructive, maladaptive, denial-bases coping strategies.  The loss to our society is great, and needless...If it gets us talking, it can't be

19 Oct 2016

Ravon Ruffin Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-05-12T15:01:30+00:00 Wed, Oct 19, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Could a Spotify playlist be considered an archive? How do hashtags challenge our finding aids of certain communities? Social and digital media tools and platforms have increasingly been utilized to advance community-centered approaches to archives, collections, and interpretation. These methods decolonize the archival practice and assert the presence of marginalized communities. This challenge comes

5 Oct 2016

Night Against Hate

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:28+00:00 Wed, Oct 5, 2016|

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Extremist Files provides a list of known hate groups. At our Night Against Hate event we will collaboratively try to link the SLC list to social media accounts. This list can then be used by researchers here at UMD and elsewhere to examine the effect that these groups are having online. In addition, we hope to use this event to learn from each other about emerging tools and techniques of self care while working online.

5 Oct 2016

MITH Welcomes Avery Dame as the 2016-17 Winnemore Fellow!

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:48+00:00 Wed, Oct 5, 2016|Fellows, News, Winnemore Fellows|

MITH is pleased to announce Avery Dame, doctoral candidate in the department of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland, as the Winnemore Dissertation Fellow for 2016-2017. Dame is completing his dissertation, “Talk Amongst Yourselves: Community Formation in Transgender Counterpublic Discourse Online,” which explores the affective and structural meanings assigned to “community” in English-language transgender

5 Jul 2016

Catherine Knight Steele Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-16T10:26:14+00:00 Tue, Jul 5, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Online space often operates within an invisible white universe with blackness becoming apparent only insomuch as it is rendered deviant. In a post-Cosby and Obama era of perceived post-raciality, black people are left to exist purely within the “dominant social imagination as media constructed stars and fantasy figures.” Black characters in popular culture thrive

21 Mar 2016

Harold Short Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-05T21:24:52+00:00 Mon, Mar 21, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

This session will include presentations on projects in three very different cultural and social contexts. The purpose of the session is to prompt and facilitate discussion around issues that arise in using digital tools and techniques to support and preserve cultural memory. Each project is nationally important in its own context, but each may also be seen as a

1 Mar 2016

Henry Lovejoy Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-03-27T17:21:57+00:00 Tue, Mar 1, 2016|Uncategorized|

Knowing when and where people came from within Africa, and when and where they went in diaspora, is a major research question affecting the history of the continent and the broader Atlantic world. My proposed solution is to initiate the process of creating the framework to standardize Africa’s geo-political history. Creating a broadly-accepted core

23 Feb 2016

Maxim Romanov Digital Dialogue

By | 2016-03-08T20:56:51+00:00 Tue, Feb 23, 2016|Uncategorized|

In the course of 14 centuries, Muslim authors wrote, compiled and recompiled a great number of multivolume collections that often include tens of thousands of biographical, bibliographical and historical records. Over the past decade, many of these texts (predominantly in Arabic) have become available in full text format through a number of digital libraries. The