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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

8 Aug 2016

The Digital Dialogues Collection, chronicling a slice of the digital humanities since 2005

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:49+00:00 Mon, Aug 8, 2016|Digital Dialogues, Research|

This is the 6th post in MITH’s Digital Stewardship Series. In this post, MITH’s summer intern David Durden discusses his work on MITH’s audiovisual collection of historic Digital Dialogues events. The Digital Dialogues series showcases many prominent figures from the digital humanities community (e.g., Tara McPherson, Mark Sample, Trevor Owens, Julia Flanders, and MITH’s own

14 Jul 2016

A Decade of Digital Dialogues Event Recordings and the Challenges of Implementing a Retroactive Digital Asset Management Plan

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:50+00:00 Thu, Jul 14, 2016|Uncategorized|

This is the 5th post in MITH's Digital Stewardship Series. In this post, MITH's summer intern David Durden discusses his work on MITH's audiovisual collection of historic Digital Dialogues events. I was brought on as a summer intern at MITH to work on a digital curation project involving Digital Dialogues, MITH’s signature events program featuring speakers from around

12 May 2016

Recap: MITH’s April events on Humanities and Computing Collaborations with Andy van Dam

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:52+00:00 Thu, May 12, 2016|Digital Dialogues, Events, News|

This spring, MITH worked with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the University of Maryland Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) to bring renowned technology scholar Andy van Dam to campus for two successful events. The first, on Monday April 25th, was a screening of a recently-unearthed 1974 documentary made at the end of an

12 Apr 2016

Andy Van Dam Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-03-27T18:19:47+00:00 Tue, Apr 12, 2016|Digital Dialogues|

Since 1967, when my students and I, collaborating with Theodor Nelson, built the Hypertext Editing System on an IBM /360 mainframe, I’ve been involved with building a succession of hypermedia systems primarily but not exclusively for the humanities. I will begin this talk with a brief description of the history of this work at

4 Mar 2016

Stewarding MITH’s History: A New Window Into Our Past

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:53+00:00 Fri, Mar 4, 2016|Research|

This is the third post in MITH’s series on stewarding digital humanities scholarship.  No doubt you’ve noticed that the MITH website looks a little different these days. We’re proud of this latest refresh of the site’s design, which brings a number of updates such as responsive design, better usability on mobile devices, and reorganized pages

1 Mar 2016

Computer Science and the Humanities Then and Now: A Film Screening and Discussion with Andy van Dam

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:29+00:00 Tue, Mar 1, 2016|

This screening features Brown University's Andy van Dam and his 1974 documentary about an NEH-funded project to "support an experimental program to teach a college-level English poetry course, utilizing a new form of computer based 'manuscript,' called a hypertext." The screening is followed by a panel discussion and Q&A, moderated by MITH's Matt Kirschenbaum.