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Extremely Visible and Incredibly Close Reading of Logos

by Amanda Visconti on
The Foreign Literatures in America (FLA) project’s intellectual goals present a graphic design challenge marked by a delicate balance. We’re creating an archive that will demonstrate how the idea of Americanness has been shaped by actors beyond those…continue reading

The DLC is Back!

by MITH on
The Deena Larsen Collection (DLC) is back up and running. Thank you for your patience while we fixed the website.continue reading


by Carla L. Peterson on
I ended my last blog entry with the suggestion that one possible virtue of virtuality might be that a digital archive inverts the book's relationship between word and image (in the case of Black Gotham, portraits of people as well as depictions of…continue reading

Spring MITH Monitor Hot Off the Press!

by Emma Millon on
A new semester has begun here at the Maryland Institute of Technology for the Humanities (MITH). With it brings news of collaborative projects, successful workshops we’ve attended and hosted, and the fun always had in the daily life of MITH. The MITH…continue reading

Thinking about the End Product

by Hayim Lapin on
Since my last post, I have been working on a grant application. This has afforded the opportunity of some stock taking. I’ve also had some very helpful conversations with scholars in the field: Juan Garcés and Matt Munson in Hebrew Biblical Studies…continue reading

THATCamp Games: Maryland Is For Gamers

by Amanda Visconti on
THATCamp Games, last weekend’s four-day unconference on digital humanities and gaming, had its origin in a packed “humanities gaming” catch-all session at THATCamp Prime 2011, where we quickly realized that “games” was too broad a topic for a single…continue reading

Telling the Story of Foreign Literatures in America

by Jennifer Wellman on
Over the past few years, I've spent a good deal of time thinking about storytellers and storytelling. In fact, it was my interest in the work of the Polish author Joseph Conrad, who's Marlow is arguably one of the most widely recognized storytelling…continue reading

MITH Welcomes Lisa Rhody as Winnemore Fellow

by MITH on
MITH is pleased to announce Lisa Rhody, doctoral candidate in the department of English at the University of Maryland, as the Winnemore Dissertation Fellow for Spring 2012. Rhody is completing her dissertation, "Ekphrastic Revisions: Models of Verbal…continue reading

BitCurator is Designing Curation Tools for Use

by Porter Olsen on
[fusion_text]Over the weekend, Matt Kirschenbaum and I traveled to UNC Chapel Hill in order to meet with the BitCurator Development Advisory Group (DAG). By design, our meeting with the DAG coincided with Curate Gear, a UNC Chapel Hill School of…continue reading

Announcing our Spring Digital Dialogues!

by Emma Millon on
A new semester is here! And with it brings a stellar list of speakers for our spring Digital Dialogues, a speaker series hosted by The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). We are delighted to host this impressive list of…continue reading

Digitally Networking the Humanities

by MITH on
Last week, MITH Director Neil Fraistat traveled to the 2012 Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention to work with literary scholars interested in exploring digital humanities and alternative academic careers, while our own Associate Director Matt…continue reading

Publicist Wanted

by MITH on
Word processing is hot and the media is on the trail. This morning The New York Times Arts Beat blog published "Who Word-Processed First? Professor's History Has Writers Staking Their Claim" on MITH Associate Director Matt Kirschenbaum, which covered…continue reading

Reinventing the Boundaries of American Literature

by Nicholas Slaughter on
I began my career as a graduate student in literature knowing that, with how literary studies stand now, I would have to choose for my focus between my two great fascinations: 19th-century Russian and 20th-century American literature. The former…continue reading

MITH’s Associate Director in The New York Times

by MITH on
For those who might have missed it during the vacation, The New York Times ran a long article about Matt Kirschenbaum’s research for his upcoming book, “Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing,” set to be published by Harvard University…continue reading

New Output

by Hayim Lapin on
Only spammers seem to be noticing this blog, but for web-trolling software that might be interested in digital humanities and philology I thought I might add that I have updated the sample output from Collatex. collatex-table-apparatus.html shows…continue reading

Beginning to Have Something to Show for It

by Hayim Lapin on
What I envision is parallel transcriptions of all witnesses to the text of the Mishnah (including citations in the Talmuds and the commentaries, although I have not encoded any of these yet). These transcriptions and their markup (they will be TEI…continue reading


by Carla L. Peterson on
It might seem strange to be talking about "beginnings" just as the semester is winding down, but that's exactly where I'm at: taking my very first step toward setting up the Black Gotham Digital Archive. I had my first training session with Seth…continue reading


by Peter Mallios on
Call me Ahab: I’m the leader of the merry band of pirates about to set sail on the Foreign Literatures in America (FLA) project. If there’s one thing I like most about this project, it’s the white whaleness of it all: none of us is sure exactly where…continue reading

What's the Virtue of Virtuality?

by Carla L. Peterson on
As is generally the case with things intellectual, progress on my digital archive has been quite slow. I have several "handlers" (as I call them) at MITH and they are all terrific. Kirsten Keister is responsible for the design of this website which I…continue reading

Progress Involves Some Undoing

by Hayim Lapin on
Thanks to the input of Travis Brown, Assistant Director at MITH and the programmer working on this project, I am now revisiting the organization of the project and its constituent files. We are now working with a central text, that will be pre…continue reading