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20 Feb 2018

Alison Langmead Digital Dialogue

By | 2018-02-13T15:30:06+00:00 Tue, Feb 20, 2018|Uncategorized|

Since the early days of the field, art and architectural historians have relied on image-based reproductions of our primary source material to do our work. And yet, Photography and digitization—the two main image-reproduction technologies of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries—do not duplicate their subjects uncritically. They have actively shaped our disciplines in sometimes overt, sometimes

17 Jan 2018

Books.Files: Assessing Digital Assets in the Book Industry for Scholarly Use

By | 2018-02-19T12:53:13+00:00 Wed, Jan 17, 2018|

Books.Files, a Mellon-funded collaboration between MITH and the Book Industry Study Group, is a project to assess the potential for the archival collection and scholarly study of digital assets associated with today’s trade publishing and bookmaking. Bringing scholars and publishers together at a May 2018 convening and punctuated by a series of site visits and interviews, the study will culminate in a white paper in early 2019.

17 Oct 2017

Elisa Beshero-Bondar Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-10-25T22:04:15+00:00 Tue, Oct 17, 2017|Uncategorized|

In this talk, I will introduce the collaboration of the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Frankenstein team with MITH to produce a new and authoritative digital edition of the 1818, 1823, and 1831 published texts of Frankenstein linked with the Shelley-Godwin Archive edition of Mary Shelley’s manuscript notebooks. We have been hard at work on the project

3 Oct 2017

Sarah Florini Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-10-10T16:45:53+00:00 Tue, Oct 3, 2017|Uncategorized|

Though publics are often conceived of as bounded by platform, users frequently deploy platforms in conjunction to create trans-platform digitally networked publics. The multi-media and trans-platform nature of such publics provide users with a range of affordances that allow them to oscillate the public between functioning as an enclave or as a counter-public. This

26 Sep 2017

Nicole Cooke Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-10-10T13:56:39+00:00 Tue, Sep 26, 2017|Uncategorized|

Library and information science (LIS) has a dual history; as a profession that is over 80% white and female, the LIS workforce has been plagued with segregation and a lack of representation. However, LIS also has many amazing stories, stories of people of color changing the profession and the lives of their patrons. It

29 Aug 2017

Kevin Hamilton Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-09-26T18:45:15+00:00 Tue, Aug 29, 2017|Uncategorized|

This presentation will explore the unique ethical, creative, and epistemological potentials of explicitly placing art or design in a subservient role to other disciplinary agendas in research-based inquiry. Historical and contemporary examples from within and without the presenter’s experiences will animate this overview and dialogue on intentional asymmetry in arts-integrative collaborative relationships.

18 Jul 2017

Frankenreads

By | 2017-07-18T12:13:03+00:00 Tue, Jul 18, 2017|

Frankenreads is an NEH-funded initiative of the Keats-Shelley Association of America and partners to hold a series of events and initiatives in honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, featuring especially an international series of readings of the full text of the novel on Halloween 2018.

28 Mar 2017

Ryan Long Vambery Lecture: ‘Hannes Meyer in Europe and Mexico: Building, a Poetics of Displacement’

By | 2017-03-27T18:31:47+00:00 Tue, Mar 28, 2017|Alerts, Fellows|

This Wednesday March 29th, the Comparative Literature Department will present the Vambery Lecture with current Vambery Distinguished Professor Ryan Long of the Spanish Department. Hannes Meyer in Europe and Mexico: Building, a Poetics of Displacement Wednesday, March 29, 2017 11:30am to 1:00pm Tawes Hall 2115 (Faculty Lounge) Lunch will be served Please RSVP to Gerard Passannante

28 Mar 2017

Joanna Swafford Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-04-10T10:57:25+00:00 Tue, Mar 28, 2017|Uncategorized|

Although poetry is often treated as silent print on the page, this talk details how digital tools can augment poetry’s aural and performed dimensions. The talk presents three such digital projects: Songs of the Victorians, an archive and analysis of musical settings of famous Victorian poems, Augmented Notes, a tool for creating digital scores

28 Feb 2017

Amanda Starling Gould Digital Dialogue *POSTPONED*

By | 2017-02-20T13:41:37+00:00 Tue, Feb 28, 2017|Uncategorized|

This talk was originally scheduled for March 14, but the speaker has had to postpone her visit until Fall of 2017 due to unforeseen circumstances. MITH will post the new date for this talk along with the Fall 2017 Digital Dialogues schedule in late summer/early fall. How do we seed digital media study – and