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2 Nov 2016

Jim Casey and Sarah Patterson Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-06T10:40:29+00:00 Wed, Nov 2, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Staking a claim in collaborative models of digital archiving, exhibition and geo-spatial visualization, Sarah Patterson and Jim Casey will introduce questions, concepts and outcomes central to the Colored Conventions Project's online restoration of the Colored Conventions Movement, 1830-1900. Working with literature and data connected to this understudied phenomenon in Black political organizing, Patterson and Casey

5 Jul 2016

Catherine Knight Steele Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-16T10:26:14+00:00 Tue, Jul 5, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Online space often operates within an invisible white universe with blackness becoming apparent only insomuch as it is rendered deviant. In a post-Cosby and Obama era of perceived post-raciality, black people are left to exist purely within the “dominant social imagination as media constructed stars and fantasy figures.” Black characters in popular culture thrive

5 Oct 2015

Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Slam

By | 2016-01-21T20:25:45+00:00 Mon, Oct 5, 2015|

On April 24, 2004, the University of Maryland held its annual open house for the state’s citizens, Maryland Day, and the David C. Driskell Center and MITH co-produced the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Slam, an event designed to bring high school students, university students, and university faculty together to celebrate African-American literary heritage.

6 Jul 2015

Digital Poetry: Comparative Textual Performances in Trans-medial Spaces

By | 2015-12-14T22:01:55+00:00 Mon, Jul 6, 2015|

This was a project of Spring 2010 MITH Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Mirona Magearu. Her dissertation, 'Digital Poetry: Comparative Textual Performances in Trans-medial Spaces,' extends work on notions of space and performance developed by media and poetry theorists. Magearu analyzed how contemporary technologies re-define the writing space of digital poetry making by investigating the configuration and the function of this space in the writing of the digital poem.

16 Jun 2015

Nannie Helen Burroughs Electronic Editions

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:34+00:00 Tue, Jun 16, 2015|

This was a Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellowship project of Michele Mason in 2006, for which Michele produced a scholarly electronic edition of several key texts by Civil Rights leader Nannie Helen Burroughs, highlighting her influence as a leader of African-American women, a political organizer, and a columnist in the African-American press.

4 Jun 2015

John Milton’s Comus

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

This was a project of a group of Networked Associate Fellowships awarded to three English graduate students: Helen L. Hull, Meg F. Pearson, and Erin A. Sadlack. The goal was to construct a significant scholarly online resource for studying John Milton’s A Maske, familiarly known as Comus. The choice of this particular work was made due to its various interpretations and forms (text, hypertext, pictoral and musical). The site consists of four core content sections: a textual archive, multimedia representations, critical essays, and a bibliography.

31 Mar 2014

Princeton Prosody

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:36+00:00 Mon, Mar 31, 2014|

In late 2013, MITH partnered with the Princeton Prosody Archive to build tools and modules for processing and indexing volumes from the HathiTrust Digital Library, with the goal of creating a comprehensive online archive of English-language monographs on verse meter and prosody in the public domain. These tools allow research groups like the Prosody Archive to import HathiTrust volumes into a Drupal installation for browsing, reading, full-text search, and metadata correction.

31 Mar 2014

Walt Whitman’s Annotations

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:37+00:00 Mon, Mar 31, 2014|

The Walt Whitman Archive is an electronic research and teaching tool that sets out to make Whitman’s vast work, for the first time, easily and conveniently accessible to scholars, students, and general readers. Working in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin, as well as the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the project team is focusing on Walt Whitman’s annotations and commentary about history, science, theology, and art being discussed during his time.

6 Mar 2012

Review, Revise, Requery

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:38+00:00 Tue, Mar 6, 2012|

This study considers the unlikely popularity of contemporary ekphrastic poems, particularly those by female poets in the U.S., and theorizes a broader, more complex model to explain how the genre operates, one which accounts for inter-aesthetic relationships historically labeled as outliers. Using advanced computational methods, this project challenges longstanding critical assumptions about ekphrasis.

10 Feb 2012

MONK: Humanities Text Mining in the Digital Library

By | 2016-01-21T20:27:39+00:00 Fri, Feb 10, 2012|

MONK stands for Metadata Offer New Knowledge, and was a digital environment designed to help humanities scholars discover and analyze patterns in the texts they study. It supported both micro analyses of the verbal texture of an individual text and macro analyses that let you locate texts in the context of a large document space consisting of hundreds or thousands of other texts.