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Congratulations to Dave Lester!

by Neil Fraistat on
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

by James Neal on
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

by MITH on
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

MITH Hosts CorporaCamp

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This week MITH is hosting CorporaCamp, the first three-day Corpora Space workshop. The event brings together scholars and software developers from the Universities of Maryland, Chicago, Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as Northwestern, Tufts…continue reading

Position Available: MITH Community Lead

by MITH on
The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is seeking a full time Community Lead for at least 12 months to represent MITH projects using social media (including our blog, Twitter feeds, and Website), and to communicate the…continue reading

Introducing TILE 0.9

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We’re excited to announce the redesigned website for and public release of The Text-Image Linking Environment (TILE), a web-based tool for creating and editing image-based electronic editions and digital archives of humanities texts. This initial…continue reading

The Question(s) of Digital Humanities

by Neil Fraistat on
The following remarks are a slightly modified version of a presentation made by MITH Director, Neil Fraistat, for the TILTS Symposium Roundtable: “WHAT IS DIGITAL HUMANITIES?” In order to open conversation on this topic, Fraistat draws together…continue reading

Digital Dialogues returns to MITH

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Beginning February 15th, Digital Dialogues returns to MITH on Tuesday afternoons from 12:30-1:45PM during the academic semester. Digital Dialogues are an occasion for discussion, presentation, and intellectual exchange. Guests are welcome to bring…continue reading

Barn raising report

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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…continue reading

MITH barn raising continues

by MITH on
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…continue reading

MITH in Top Ten!

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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…continue reading

Call for Participants, MITH API Workshop

by Dave Lester on
The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities will host a two-day workshop on developing APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for the digital humanities. mith.umd.edu/apiworkshop The workshop will gather 40-50 digital humanities…continue reading

First MITH barn-raising: Web-based TEI editor

by MITH on
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…continue reading

Four New MITH Hires

by MITH on
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…continue reading

Digital Forensics and Cultural Heritage

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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…continue reading

Congratulations to Doug Reside!

by Neil Fraistat on
It is a bittersweet moment to announce that MITH’s Associate Director Doug Reside will be leaving us to become the first ever digital curator for the performing arts at the New York Public Library. In introducing Doug Reside at the beginning of a…continue reading

MITH stickers up for grabs

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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…continue reading