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Names of the Game

by Nicholas Slaughter on
For the past six to seven months I have been leading the way for developing what we hope will be the first full blooded Foreign Literatures in America (FLA) archive based on receptions of Russian authors. While Peter Mallios has given Foreign…continue reading

Carla Peterson Interviewed by Brian Lehrer

by Emma Millon on
On Monday, April 9th CUNY TV show host Brian Lehrer will interview Carla Peterson on her book, Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City (Yale University Press, 2011) and the Black Gotham Digital Archive…continue reading

Designing Applications for Extensibility and Reuse

by James Smith on
Underlying all of the scholarly work in a digital humanities project is the digital, something that tends to be swept under the rug along with managing a DH center. I want to spend a little time today talking about how we are approaching the…continue reading

Archive of Emotion

by Katherine Stanutz on
Often in working on a project, we tend to focus on the series of day-to-day tasks and the minutiae and forget the greater issues and implications inherent in what you are doing. What I appreciate about these blog posts is that they give us space to…continue reading

Small Projects & Limited Datasets

by Lisa Marie Antonille Rhody on
I've been thinking a lot lately about the significance of small projects in an increasingly large-scale DH environment. We seem almost inherently to know the value of "big data:" scale changes the name of the game. Still, what about the smaller…continue reading

Update: Server Maintenance This Weekend

by James Smith on
The University will be performing maintenance on our web servers this coming weekend (31 March). This should not affect any web sites on our servers, but such maintenance has caused problems in the past for a small set of older sites. If after this…continue reading

Progress, real but in small steps

by Hayim Lapin on
I had been holding out for my next post for a new Digital Mishnah website, courtesy of MITH, and a new collation demo hosted on it, but, that will be for my next post, deo volente. Since my last confession, I have: Submitted a paper that details…continue reading

Announcing MITH’s Newly Launched Website!

by Neil Fraistat on
MITH is excited to announce the release of the newest iteration of our website. As you browse through the site, you will see revised content and a fresh design that we hope will make it easier for you to navigate through our projects, staff pages…continue reading

My Dissertation in the Year 2112

by Rebecca Borden on
I am defending my dissertation this semester. When I have successfully completed this task, I will be required by the University of Maryland to submit a copy of it to be held in perpetuity by the university's library system. In fact, just about…continue reading

Chasing the Great Data Whale

by Lisa Marie Antonille Rhody on
The first thing you hear, or at least that you should hear, when you present an idea for a digital humanities project to someone already familiar with the field is this: "That's great! What does your data set look like?" Actually, that's the reaction…continue reading

MITH Faculty Fellow Carla Peterson in the News

by Emma Millon on
In celebration of Black History Month, this week the University of Maryland is profiling Carla Peterson, professor of English and MITH Faculty Fellow, on her research project, Black Gotham Archive. In "Online Archive to Share Stories of 19th Century…continue reading

Open Water

by Peter Mallios on
It's been an interesting couple of weeks at the Foreign Literatures in America project, as we've really begun to set sail as concerns both the Russian literary reception archive and the Modern British literary archive. Though the projects are large…continue reading

Reports from GLAM Camp

by Grant Dickie on
MITH's strategic mission, as stated on the About MITH page, is to be the "University’s . Put another way, a local center for all things related to digital knowledge in the humanities. This means that we go out and spread out expertise in development…continue reading