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25 Jan 2017

Announcing the Society for Textual Scholarship’s 2017 Call for Papers

By | 2017-03-27T10:50:14+00:00 Wed, Jan 25, 2017|Alerts, Opportunities|

** NOTE - We've listened to your requests, and are extending the deadline for STS submissions to Monday March 6th by 9:00am EST. ** The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) and the Andrew W. Mellon-funded African American Digital Humanities Initiative (AADHum) invite your participation in “Textual Embodiments,” the Society for Textual Scholarship’s

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

23 Jan 2017

Archiving Usenet: Adopting an Ethics of Care

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:45+00:00 Mon, Jan 23, 2017|Research, Winnemore Fellows|

This is the fourth in series of blog posts by 2016-17 Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Avery Dame on the progress of 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 discourse online. “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a

9 Dec 2016

Listening for the Static

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:45+00:00 Fri, Dec 9, 2016|Research, Winnemore Fellows|

This is the third in series of blog posts by 2016-17 Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Avery Dame on the progress of 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 discourse online. As you can guess from my last

17 Nov 2016

Visualizing Poster Activity on Usenet

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:46+00:00 Thu, Nov 17, 2016|Fellows, Research|

This is the second in series of blog posts by 2016-17 Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Avery Dame on the progress of 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 discourse online. One of the biggest challenges of working

9 Nov 2016

Dana Williams and Kenton Rambsy Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-06T10:45:56+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 literature

4 Nov 2016

MITH announces first courses ever for spring 2017!

By | 2017-03-27T10:46:38+00:00 Fri, Nov 4, 2016|Alerts, News, Opportunities|

MITH is thrilled to announce that we will be offering two courses in the spring as part of the new interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Digital Studies in the Arts and Humanities (DSAH). Designed to allow graduate students to explore traditional humanities concepts alongside forms of digital media and computational tools and techniques, DSAH offers students a

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

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.

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