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9 Feb 2012

Born-Digital Literary Materials

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This project consisted of a series of site visits and planning meetings among personnel working with the born-digital components of three significant collections of literary material: the Salman Rushdie papers at Emory University's Woodruff Library, the Michael Joyce Papers at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Deena Larsen Collection at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland.

7 Feb 2012

Dickinson Electronic Archives

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The Dickinson Electronic Archives (DEA) is a website devoted to the study of Emily Dickinson, her writing practices, writings directly influencing her work, and critical and creative writings generated by her work.

7 Feb 2012

Digital Mishnah

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Digital Mishnah will create a digital edition of the Mishnah, a Jewish legal treatise from roughly 200 CE.

7 Feb 2012

Early Americas Digital Archive

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The Early Americas Digital Archive (EADA) is a collection of electronic texts and links to texts originally written in or about the Americas from 1492 to approximately 1820. Open to the public for research and teaching purposes, EADA was published and supported by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) under the general editorship of Professor Ralph Bauer, at the University of Maryland at College Park.

7 Feb 2012

Foreign Literatures in America

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:44+00:00 Tue, Feb 7, 2012|

Foreign Literatures in America (FLA) is a project devoted to the recovery and understanding of the significance of foreign authored literary works, as well as immigrant authored literary works, in the U.S. throughout U.S. history. FLA pursues this goal by offering various means of studying the reception of foreign and immigrant authored literary works in the U.S., in interdisciplinary terms that encompass literature, culture, politics, history, and international relations.

7 Feb 2012

MITH’s Vintage Computers

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:45+00:00 Tue, Feb 7, 2012|

MITH's Vintage Computers is a website devoted to MITH's sizable (and growing) collection of vintage computers, retro software, and other artifacts from the early era of personal computing. The centerpiece of the site is a considered metadata and modeling approach to computing hardware, whereby individual components of the vintage machines are documented, contextualized within their relation to the system as a whole, and expressed using Dublin Core. The site gathers links to other recent MITH projects in born-digital cultural heritage, and serves as a clearing house for our expanding portfolio in this area. It also includes newly written non-specialist’s documentation for the FC5025 Floppy Disk Controller, a device used to retrieve data off of obsolescent media formats.

7 Feb 2012

Our Americas Archive Partnership

By | 2015-12-19T02:00:01+00:00 Tue, Feb 7, 2012|

The Our Americas Archive Partnership is a collaboration between MITH's Early Americas Digital Archive and Rice University's Americas Archive, Rice's Humanities Research Center, Rice's Fondren Library and the library at Instituto Mora in Mexico. Its goal is to make digitally available texts written in or about the Americas that represent the full range and complexity of a multilingual "Americas" including Canada, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

7 Feb 2012

Deena Larsen Collection

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:45+00:00 Tue, Feb 7, 2012|

MITH received the gift of Deena Larsen's personal collection of early-era personal computers and software in May 2007. Deena is an author and new media visionary who has been active in the creative electronic writing community nearly since its inception in the 1980s. In addition to being a writer and thinker, Deena has also been a collector and an amateur archivist (or, as we say of amateurs, a hoarder). Deena's collection at MITH furnishes us with invaluable source material which will further both our in-house research in digital curation and preservation, as well as function as a primary resource for researchers interested in early hypertext and electronic literature.

7 Feb 2012

Steinschneider Bibliographic Database

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:46+00:00 Tue, Feb 7, 2012|

The Steinschneider Bibliographic Database is a digitized relational database for the study of pre-modern Jewish philosophy, science, and belles-lettres, based on the standard reference-work, Die Hebraeischen Ubersetzungen des Mittelalters und dir Juden als Dolmetscher (The Hebrew Translations of the Middle Ages and the Jews as Interpreters, henceforth HU).

2 Feb 2012

Archimedes Palimpsest

By | 2015-12-14T20:22:54+00:00 Thu, Feb 2, 2012|

This thirteenth century prayer book contains erased texts that were written several centuries earlier, including two treatises by Archimedes that can be found nowhere else, The Method and Stomachion. MITH worked with the Walters Art Museum to develop an interactive interface for the detailed study of this manuscript.