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14 May 2018

Unlocking the Airwaves

By | 2018-05-18T11:34:46+00:00 Mon, May 14, 2018|

Unlocking the Airwaves: Revitalizing an Early Public and Educational Radio Collection is a multi-institutional collaboration between MITH, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the University Libraries at the University of Maryland, with collaborative support from the American Archive of Public Broadcasting at WGBH/Library of Congress, and the Radio Preservation Task Force. The goal of the project is to create a comprehensive online collection of early educational public radio content from the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB).

9 Apr 2018

MITH Receives NEH Grant

By | 2018-04-16T14:02:39+00:00 Mon, Apr 9, 2018|Alerts, News, Research|

MITH is pleased to announce an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities 2017 Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program for Unlocking the Airwaves: Revitalizing an Early Public and Educational Radio Collection. Unlocking the Airwaves, directed by Stephanie Sapienza with Co-PI Eric Hoyt, is a multi-institutional collaboration between MITH, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the

27 Mar 2018

Chris Mustazza Digital Dialogue

By | 2018-04-06T15:03:42+00:00 Tue, Mar 27, 2018|Uncategorized|

How can we construct a literary history of recorded poetry that recognizes media as an intrinsic dimension of the poems’ forms? Given the longtime understanding of the recorded poem as, at best, a simulacrum of a primary, written text (if not of the live performance, too—a copy of a copy), poetry recordings have not

13 Mar 2018

Kaiama Glover Digital Dialogue

By | 2018-04-02T10:53:07+00:00 Tue, Mar 13, 2018|Uncategorized|

This presentation discusses the conceptualization and development of interactive cartographic platform In the Same Boats: Toward an Intellectual Cartography of the Afro-Atlantic. In the Same Boats is a work of multimodal scholarship designed to encourage the collaborative production of humanistic knowledge within scholarly communities. Comprising two interactive visualizations that trace the movements of seminal cultural actors from the Caribbean and wider

5 Mar 2018

Lakeland Community Heritage Project Digital Archive

By | 2018-04-09T12:01:02+00:00 Mon, Mar 5, 2018|

The Lakeland Community Heritage Project Digital Archive  is a partnership between the Lakeland Community Heritage Project (LCHP), Dr. Mary Corbin Sies of University of Maryland’s Department of American Studies, and MITH,  to document an historic African American community before and after segregation and contribute to an understanding of urban renewal’s impact on communities of color.

20 Feb 2018

Alison Langmead Digital Dialogue

By | 2018-03-13T11:17:30+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,

17 Jan 2018

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

By | 2018-03-01T14:36:44+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