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Born-Digital Materials at UVA's Rare Book School

It's a privilege and thrill to be returning this week to teach for a second time at the University of Virginia's Rare Book School. My course, which I'm co-teaching with Naomi Nelson (Director of Special Collections at Duke) is on Born-Digital…continue reading

Digging into Data with Topic Models

I am a graduate student from the University of Michigan interning this summer at MITH, working on the topic modeling project that is underway here. In this post, I will describe the "what" and "why" of what I have been doing, and I will try to put it…continue reading

MITH Welcomes New Assistant Director

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Guiliano as Assistant Director. As Assistant Director, Jennifer will help initiate and manage MITH’s grant projects, work with our…continue reading

TILE 1.0

The TILE team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.0. The Text-Image Linking Environment (TILE) is a web-based tool for creating and editing image-based electronic editions and digital archives of humanities texts. This version of TILE…continue reading

MITH Awarded Amazon Web Services Grant

We are pleased to announce that MITH has been awarded an Amazon Web Services research grant for $7,500 to support our use of cloud computing services over the next two years. We are currently using Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances to perform…continue reading

Welcome Clay and Sayan

We are excited to welcome Clay Templeton and Sayan Bhattacharyya as graduate interns in residence at MITH for six weeks this summer. Clay is currently a third year doctoral candidate in the University of Maryland’s iSchool. Sayan is a first year…continue reading

New Models for Scholarly Communication

The Scholarly Communication Institute (SCI) is currently convening for their ninth annual meeting at the University of Virginia, July 13-15, 2011. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the SCI seeks to study, develop, and implement creative and…continue reading

Accessing the DLC from a Distance?

My previous posts on The Deena Larsen Collection (DLC) focused on visiting the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) in person and interacting with the collection physically. While at MITH I read through early versions of the…continue reading

MITH Welcomes New Associate Director

The University of Maryland Libraries and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities are very pleased to announce the joint appointment of Trevor Muñoz as an Assistant Dean of the Libraries for Digital Humanities Research and an Associate…continue reading

NEA Grant to Build Music Theater Online: 1866-1923

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) continues to produce groundbreaking work in the performing arts. We are pleased to announce that we have received a grant from the Access to Artistic Excellence program of the National…continue reading

Hands on the DLC: Finding and Finding Aids

“…it is a true hybrid collection. It is not just a collection of digital materials.” MITH Associate Director Matt Kirschenbaum Before opening the display cases, you will be shown to the three-ring binder with The Deena Larsen Collection \Finding Aid…continue reading

The Deena Larsen Collection as a Research Test Bed

“We were interested in the collection as a research test bed and so we wanted a set of born-digital materials we could actually work with, that a student could work with…” MITH Associate Director Matt Kirschenbaum When you come to visit The Deena…continue reading

Visiting the Deena Larsen Collection

“Collecting and hoarding, it turns out, are very important activities, since too few of our cultural institutions and repositories are yet engaged with acquiring and saving the rich and various creative legacy we have inherited from the first…continue reading

Position Available: MITH Assistant Director

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is seeking a full time Assistant Director to help initiate and manage our projects, someone who will deepen the expertise of our interdisciplinary team of humanities researchers and…continue reading

MITH is Moving On!

Yesterday we trekked over to Hornbake Library to check out MITH's future location. After 12 years in McKeldin Library, additional staff and research expansion warrant a more robust space, and we're excited. Amid the current occupant large book…continue reading

Semester Finale of Stylish Happenings

MITH recently hosted a farewell party to close out the spring semester in honor of our student staff. Thank you Alex, Brooks, James, Jordan, Sahil and TinTin for your hard work, enthusiasm, support, and stellar Kinect skills. Enjoy the summer! On…continue reading

MITH Welcomes New Community Lead

We are delighted to introduce Emma Millon, MITH's new Community Lead. Emma arrives at MITH from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, where she worked for three years as text-encoder and project manager for the…continue reading

Congratulations to Dave Lester!

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. We at MITH have had the best of times working with Dave Lester, our Assistant Director for the past year-and-a-half. In his time at MITH, Dave has supervised and completely transformed MITH’s…continue reading

Matthew Kirschenbaum awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

We are delighted to congratulate MITH Associate Director, Matthew Kirschenbaum on his recent selection as a Guggenheim Fellow for 2011. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships are “intended for men and women who have already…continue reading

MITH and DH in the News and in the World

There has been so much recent activity at MITH that we'd like to take a moment and share a brief digest of MITH in the news and in the world. Two weeks ago, Penn State University was host to the Society for Textual Scholarship 2011 International…continue reading