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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.

10 Jan 2012

Shelley-Godwin Archive

By | 2017-04-18T11:20:10+00:00 Tue, Jan 10, 2012|

The Shelley-Godwin Archive draws primarily from the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and the Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle at New York Public Library (NYPL), which together hold an estimated 90 percent of all known relevant manuscripts worldwide. MITH is creating the project’s infrastructure with the assistance of the New York Public Library’s digital humanities group, NYPL Labs. With the Archive’s creation, manuscripts and early editions of these writers will be made freely available to the public through an innovative framework constituting a new model of best practice for research libraries.

6 Jan 2012

Shakespeare Quartos Archive

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:47+00:00 Fri, Jan 6, 2012|

The Shakespeare Quartos Archive is a digital collection of pre-1642 editions of William Shakespeare's plays. A cross-Atlantic collaboration has produced an interactive interface for the detailed study of these geographically distant quartos, with full functionality for all thirty-two quarto copies of Hamlet held by participating institutions.

15 Dec 2009

Ghosts of a Chance: A Museum-Based Alternate Reality Game

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:13+00:00 Tue, Dec 15, 2009|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

The Smithsonian American Art Museum implemented the world's first museum-based Alternate Reality game titled "Ghosts of a Chance" in 2008. The game ran for three months, both on-line and in the real world, and attracted over 6,000 players. Goodlander will present an overview of the game, from a tattooed bodybuilder to the display of fake

11 Nov 2009

From the First Year Through Tenure: New Pathways for Humanities in a Digital Age

By | 2016-08-10T16:01:28+00:00 Wed, Nov 11, 2009|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Classical studies offers one particular, but potentially powerful, window onto possibilities for the humanities. A growing, international body of classicists are dedicated not simply to creating digital tools but to reimagining the field against the opportunities and challenges of the digital world in which we already live. On the one hand, we are beginning to

29 Sep 2009

The Harlem Renaissance in Second Life

By | 2016-08-09T11:36:18+00:00 Tue, Sep 29, 2009|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

This talk will address various aspects of teaching in Second Life. Drawing on their two-year experience co-teaching courses on the Harlem Renaissance that have brought together students from the University of Maryland, the University of Central Missouri, and the Sorbonne, Bryan Carter and Zita Nunes will discuss the pedagogical opportunities afforded "in-world."

22 Apr 2008

Early Cinema as New Media

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:17+00:00 Tue, Apr 22, 2008|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

In this talk I will discuss early cinema as new media in the context of my recent book, Body Shots: Cinema's Incarnations, 1893-1904 (University of California Press, 2007). Body Shots puts the human body at the center of cinema's first decade of emergence, arguing for the complexity, richness, and sophistication of these moving corporeal representations