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Reading the Topic Modeling Literature

by Clay Templeton on
As Sayan Bhattacharyya and I have discussed in several posts over the summer, the technique of unsupervised “topic modeling” or Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) has emerged in the humanities as one way to engage a text in “distant reading”. The…continue reading

Reflections on Scale and Topic Modeling

by Sayan Bhattacharyya on
I recently came across a 1991 interview of the literary critic Harold Bloom (Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University) in The Paris Review, in the course of which Bloom remarks: "As far as I’m concerned, computers have as much to do with…continue reading

Topic Modeling in the Humanities: An Overview

by Clay Templeton on
In a recent post to this blog, Sayan Bhattacharyya described his contributions to the Woodchipper project in the context of a broader discussion about corpus-based approaches to humanities research. Topic modeling, the statistical technology…continue reading

Born-Digital Materials at UVA's Rare Book School

by Matthew Kirschenbaum on
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

by Sayan Bhattacharyya on
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

by MITH on
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

by Dave Lester on
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

by Travis Brown on
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

by MITH on
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

by Neil Fraistat on
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?

by Leighton Christiansen on
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

by MITH on
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

by MITH on
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

by Leighton Christiansen on
“…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

by Leighton Christiansen on
“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

by Leighton Christiansen on
“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

by Neil Fraistat on
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!

by Emma Millon 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