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DH Internationally: Dispatches from Hamburg

Digital Humanists from across the globe gathered last week at our annual conference, DH2012, hosted in the lovely city of Hamburg, Germany. While the weather felt tremendously cold to those of us who've spent the last few weeks in the US with 10…continue reading

Digital Mishnah: Summer Update

In addition to getting the demo ready to go live–it’s ready to go!–this summer’s agenda has been to add texts and add reference material. We now have two sets of reference data ready to implement. The heavy lifting for this was done by Atara Siegel…continue reading

We are moving to our new campus home

MITH will be moving from its current location on the McKeldin Mall to the Hornbake Library Building in the coming weeks. We anticipate being closed to walk in business beginning July 30th and plan to reopen in our new space (0301 Hornbake Library…continue reading

Come work @MITH as a research programmer

Join the team at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland. We are seeking an experienced research programmer who will provide technical expertise for research projects in the digital humanities. The…continue reading

Editing Modernism in Canada joins DHWI!

The Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC) Project and the Digital Humanities Winter Institute are delighted to announce the 8th course for the upcoming 2013 institute. Digital Editions, led by EMiC director Dean Irvine, is designed for individuals and…continue reading

Digital Humanities Training

For the last few months, my colleagues and I at MITH have been working behind the scenes to establish the Digital Humanities Winter Institute (DHWI). An extension of the highly-successful Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University…continue reading

Trends at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute

For those of you who aren't familiar, the University of Victoria in beautiful British Columbia holds an annual summer training institute. For five consecutive days over the last ten years, Ray Siemens and digital humanities colleagues and students…continue reading

Almost Ready for Prime Time

We now have two versions of a demos up and ready to run. Both allow a user to pull data from the witness files, containing manuscript transcriptions, select texts to compare, run the texts through a version of CollateX, then present the results as an…continue reading

On Fish, FLA, and the Digital Humanities

My friend Sarah Wasserman, who is finishing up a brilliant dissertation on the idea and instances of ephemerality in 20th century American literature, recently sent me a couple of online columns written by Stanley Fish a few months back on the…continue reading

Announcing the Digital Humanities Winter Institute

MITH will host the first annual Digital Humanities Winter Institute (DHWI), from Monday, January 7, 2013, to Friday, January 11, 2013, at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. We're delighted to be expanding the model pioneered by the…continue reading

Progress Update on the Modern British Archive

After a brief pause to reevaluate resources, aims, and methods, the Modern British archive of the Foreign Literatures in America project is back on track and slowly making progress. I’ve recently come to appreciate even more Peter Mallios’ previous…continue reading

Why use visualizations to study poetry?

The research I am doing presently uses visualizations to show latent patterns that may be detected in a set of poems using computational tools, such as topic modeling. In particular, I’m looking at poetry that takes visual art as its subject, a genre…continue reading


The Site I’ve now updated the “Examples of Work” page on to include viewable samples. Thanks to Kirsten Keister for setting up the light box format to view the samples. The examples include two samples of work that processes more…continue reading

Taking Stock

This will be one of my last blog entries prior to the launch of the* Black Gotham Digital Archive* so it seems like an appropriate moment for me to step back and take stock of all things Black Gotham. **Looking back. **By my count, since the…continue reading

Names of the Game

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

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

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