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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

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.

8 Jul 2015

Spain/Online

By | 2015-12-21T17:51:32+00:00 Wed, Jul 8, 2015|

In Fall 2000, the University of Maryland School of Music voted unanimously to begin offering its Masters of Ethnomusicology program in a combined residential/online program with the goal of targeting students in Latin America and Spain through courses taught primarily in Spanish. Former MITH Faculty Fellow Carolina Robertson, who eventually worked on the Narratives That Heal project, collaborated with MITH on the development of the online learning environment for this Distributed Learning Masters, making Spain/Online an early 'MITH Affiliate.' 

4 Jun 2015

International Virtual Potluck

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:35+00:00 Thu, Jun 4, 2015|

This was a MITH Fellows Project of American Studies professor Jo Paoletti. The Intercultural Virtual Potluck featured a Virtual University of Maryland South Campus Dining Hall in order to research various aspects of racial, sexual, and ethnic tensions in human interaction. This project was part of a much larger project Paoletti worked on during and after her fellowship time at MITH, entitled The Intercultural Learning Center (ICLC), one of the first online digital pedagogical resources and online learning environments in the early days of distance learning.

9 Feb 2012

Emily Dickinson: Technology and Mythobiography

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:40+00:00 Thu, Feb 9, 2012|

This was a 2001 Faculty Fellowship project of Professor Carol Burbank from the Department of Theatre. Employing two different models of performative technology, a series of interactive templates for student experiments in writing, and a web collage or performance “fugue,” Dr. Burbank explored the way pastiche and narrative function within a technological frame.

9 Feb 2012

Business Russian Case Studies

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:41+00:00 Thu, Feb 9, 2012|

This web-based language learning project was developed by 2001 MITH Faculty Fellow, Professor Maria Lekic from Asian and East European Languages and Cultures. The project involved the teaching and analysis of adult foreign language acquisition within relatively unscripted naturalistic settings through the design of computerized modules for individual or classroom involving specialized vocabularies (such as Russian for business use, space science, etc.).

27 Oct 2009

The Open Source Professor: Teaching, Research, and Transparency

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:13+00:00 Tue, Oct 27, 2009|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

What happens when the scholarship of teaching meets Web 2.0? Professor Sample argues the ideal result is the open source professor, a teacher and scholar who applies the tenets of the open source software community to his or her own professional life. This means sharing, conversation, collaboration, and reflection at every step in the teaching

27 Mar 2007

Identifying Web 2.0: Remixing Institutional Identities

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:21+00:00 Tue, Mar 27, 2007|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Established e-portfolio and CMS systems such as Blackboard and WebCT are based on storing, commenting on, and chatting about documents. They are closed to integration with other administrative, scholarly, and social networking systems on the web. These systems lack the ability to develop identities in relation to various systems, texts, and institutions. As new systems

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