Despite the recent icy weather and the relative quiet of campus during winter term, MITH continues to remain a center of activity in the world of digital humanities. On Monday January 17, MITH welcomed an advanced seminar on TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) funded by the NEH and conducted by the Brown University Women Writers Project
The MITH barn raising finished last week with resounding success. As previously reported, the group (participants listed in the early blog entry here) split into two teams: one working to extend the tei-ann plugin for CKEditor (http://sourceforge.net/projects/teiann/) to allow for TEI-lite annotations, and one building an XML source editor with color coding and code suggestion.
There is a great deal of coverage around the internet from the recent Modern Language Association convention regarding digital humanities. Here are links to two recent articles from the Chronicle of Higher Education that mention MITH: "Pannapacker at MLA: Digital Humanities Triumphant?" "Hard Times Sharpen the MLA's Lens on Labor and the Humanities"
Day 3 of the barn-raising is underway. During the first two days of the project, Susan Brown and James Chartrand came down from Canada to meet in person with the team from MITH. Hugh Cayless and Jon Deering joined us via Skype. We began with a Skyped-in presentation by Dan McCreary (slides here) about the
Work led by MITH on a Mellon-funded symposium and CLIR report on Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections has been recognized by the Library of Congress in its year-end roundup of Top Ten Digital Preservation Developments in 2010! (Also mentioned is our work on the Preserving Virtual Worlds project, which was a
It's January 3rd. You've taken back all your unwanted gifts and started your diet. What is there left to be excited about...except the first MITH barn raising! In the grand tradition of the Old Order Mennonites of the Pennsylvanian and Canadian prairies (well, except for that whole eschewing modern technologies thing), we're hosting a virtual barn-raising and
Santa has arrived early this year at MITH and gifted us with four wonderful new hires. I'm delighted to be able to introduce them now to the greater MITH Community: Travis Brown (@travisbrown), who is joining us as an R&D developer, holds an M.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin and is
MITH is pleased to announce the availability of Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections, a new CLIR report emerging from a Mellon-sponsored workshop held last spring at the University of Maryland and led by MITH's own Matt Kirschenbaum. The report was written by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, Richard Ovenden, and Gabriela Redwine, with
Earlier this semester a shipment of MITH stickers arrived that we've been passing out at Digital Dialogues. We'll continue to have them available at MITH events, but want to open this opportunity to the greater DH community while supplies last. Interested? Mail us a self-addressed stamped envelope and we'll send it back with a few
Applications for MITH’s Spring 2011 Winnemore Digital Humanities Dissertation Fellowship are now being accepted. Intended for students whose dissertations engage the intersections between new media and the traditional concerns of the Arts and Humanities, the Winnemore Fellowship will provide a stipend of $9,570, plus full benefits and tuition remission up to five credits. Nominees will be evaluated