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18 Feb 2016

Kim Gallon Digital Dialogue

By | 2016-01-27T19:27:50+00:00 Thu, Feb 18, 2016|Uncategorized|

In the recent past, black people have created and utilized a variety of digital spaces and media to reconfigure the terms and terrain of debates and discussions on what it means to be human. How do we as scholars, educators, librarians and archivists use specific cases and experiences to teach habits of critical thought and

16 Feb 2016

Introducing Documenting the Now

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:54+00:00 Tue, Feb 16, 2016|News, Research|

A few weeks ago MITH announced that it will be partnering with Washington University in St Louis (WUSTL) and the University of California at Riverside (UCR) on a new project called Documenting the Now. Documenting the Now is aimed at accomplishing two different, but deeply interrelated goals. The first is to develop an open source

29 Jan 2016

African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:29+00:00 Fri, Jan 29, 2016|

African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities (AADHum) was awarded to the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) and is being co-directed by MITH and the Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy (Center for Synergy). The project was funded by a $1.25 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for research, education and training at the intersections of digital humanities and African American studies, and will help to prepare a diverse community of scholars and students whose work will both broaden the reach of the digital humanities in African American history and cultural studies, and enrich humanities research with new methods, archives and tools.

28 Jan 2016

Digital Humanities Incubator 2014–15: Researching Ferguson

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:30+00:00 Thu, Jan 28, 2016|

The 2014 – 2015 Digital Humanities Incubator, entitled “Researching Ferguson,” is a campus-wide initiative which aims to provide leadership and training on event-based social media data and network analysis. These workshops are part of the broader, university-wide effort to engage the #BlackLivesMatter movement at the University of Maryland.

3 Nov 2015

Digital Feminisms: Transnational Activism in German Protest Cultures

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:31+00:00 Tue, Nov 3, 2015|

Digital Feminisms: Transnational Activism in German Protest Cultures was a fellowship project led by Hester Baer, the 2014-15 Vambery Distinguished Professor of Comparative Studies. Digital Feminisms examined the reconfigurations of feminist activism in the context of rapid technological change, analyzing how the increased use of digital media has altered, influenced, and shaped feminist politics in the twenty-first century.

1 Sep 2015

Elizabeth Losh Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:22+00:00 Tue, Sep 1, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

The study of computational media still has far to go when it comes to contradicting the solo white male inventor myths that are often reified in mainstream culture, although recent work in media archaeology that emphasizes the manual labor of participants with the apparatus is changing the narrative about the rise of software culture. It

16 Jul 2015

MITH partners in $1.25 Million Mellon Grant Awarded to UMD’s Arts and Humanities College

By | 2016-07-11T11:44:07+00:00 Thu, Jul 16, 2015|News, Research|

A $1.25 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund research, education and training at the intersections of digital humanities and African American studies at the University of Maryland. The grant will help to prepare a diverse community of scholars and students whose work will both broaden the reach of the digital humanities

8 Jul 2015

Learning from Langston Terrace

By | 2015-12-19T01:31:34+00:00 Wed, Jul 8, 2015|

Langston Terrace is the nation's first public housing program built in Washington, D.C. Opened in 1937, Langston Terrace housed Black low-income, working class families; it was one of 51 racially segregated projects built by the Public Works Administration as part of the New Deal. In collaboration with Kelly Quinn from UMD's Department of American Studies, MITH staff assisted with the creation of a website, Learning from Langston Terrace, which sought to commemorate the history of the community by compiling and offering primary sources for visitors. The materials on the site were meant to augment user's experiences and memories of Langston and the scholarly literature.

2 Jul 2015

Electronic Skin: Community Building and Virtual Embodiment

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:33+00:00 Thu, Jul 2, 2015|

This was a project of Spring 2011 MITH Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Maria Velazquez. Her dissertation, "Electronic Skin: Community Building and Virtual Embodiment" investigated the creative processes through which citizens are made, with particular attention to the role that technologies like blogging, virtual reality, and electronic activism foster the use of “imaginative embodiment” in creating stories of citizenship, selfhood, and action.

26 Jun 2015

The Portinari Project

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:34+00:00 Fri, Jun 26, 2015|

The Portinari Project was one of the initial MITH Networked Associate Fellowship projects. MITH worked with João Candido Portinari, son of the late painter Candido Portinari, on a digital resource to make his work and legacy available broadly on the web.