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17 Jul 2017

Musical Theatre Studies Blog

By | 2017-07-17T13:44:54+00:00 Mon, Jul 17, 2017|

In 2007, MITH worked with former Associate Director Doug Reside to develop and host an online blog called Musical Theatre Studies, an online hub for news and discussion relating to the academic study of musical theatre which featured calls for papers, academic job opportunities, book reviews, and other news items of interest to the musical theatre scholarly community. The blog was maintained sporadically until 2009, and MITH now maintains it as a legacy website. 

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

27 Feb 2017

Citations: The Renaissance Imitation Mass (CRIM)

By | 2017-03-27T13:21:45+00:00 Mon, Feb 27, 2017|

Citations: The Renaissance Imitation Mass (CRIM) will extend the idea of the quotable text for music in an innovative and open way. The focal point of our inquiry is the so-called “imitation” Mass, a Renaissance musical genre notable for the ways in which its composers derived new, large-scale works from pre-existing ones.

8 Jul 2015

Spain/Online

By | 2015-12-21T17:51:32+00:00 Wed, Jul 8, 2015|

In Fall 2000, the University of Maryland School of Music voted unanimously to begin offering its Masters of Ethnomusicology program in a combined residential/online program with the goal of targeting students in Latin America and Spain through courses taught primarily in Spanish. Former MITH Faculty Fellow Carolina Robertson, who eventually worked on the Narratives That Heal project, collaborated with MITH on the development of the online learning environment for this Distributed Learning Masters, making Spain/Online an early 'MITH Affiliate.' 

2 Jul 2015

Digital Theatre

By | 2015-12-17T22:20:18+00:00 Thu, Jul 2, 2015|

This was a Spring 2007 MITH Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellowship project of Nadja Masura. Her dissertation, “Digital Theatre,” examined the ways that digital technology–such as animation, video, motion capture/sensing, and internet broadcasting–when used along with “live” co-present actors, expands our ideas of body, place, and community.

28 Jul 2014

Enhancing Music Notation Addressability

By | 2017-07-10T11:30:21+00:00 Mon, Jul 28, 2014|

EMA is a collaboration with the Du Chemin: Lost Voices project (Haverford College), which is reconstructing songs printed by Nicholas Du Chemin between 1549 and 1568 in Paris. We will work on music analyses already produced by students and scholars as part of the Du Chemin project and re-model them as Linked Open Data nanopublications.

7 Aug 2013

Improving MEI to VexFlow

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:16+00:00 Wed, Aug 7, 2013|Community, Research|

MEI to VexFlow is a JavaScript library used to render music notation encoded according to the  Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) format. MEI is a community-driven effort to create a commonly-accepted, digital, symbolic representation of music notation documents, while keeping in mind the needs of textual scholars and the Digital Humanities. The three-month project supported by

9 Feb 2012

Emily Dickinson: Technology and Mythobiography

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:40+00:00 Thu, Feb 9, 2012|

This was a 2001 Faculty Fellowship project of Professor Carol Burbank from the Department of Theatre. Employing two different models of performative technology, a series of interactive templates for student experiments in writing, and a web collage or performance “fugue,” Dr. Burbank explored the way pastiche and narrative function within a technological frame.

9 Feb 2012

Beckett Directs Beckett

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:41+00:00 Thu, Feb 9, 2012|

Photographs, video clips, and other media documenting the 1985 television productions of Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" and "Krapp's Last Tape".