Research

African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities

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African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities (AADHum) was awarded to the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) and is being co-directed by MITH and the Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy (Center for Synergy). The project was funded by…

Broadcasting Audiovisual Data

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Broadcasting Audiovisual Data is an initiative funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities to enhance discoverability of archival radio collections using a linked open data framework. A partnership between MITH and the University of Wisconsin…

centerNet

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centerNet is an international network of digital humanities centers formed for cooperative and collaborative action to benefit digital humanities and allied fields in general, and centers as humanities cyberinfrastructure in particular. It developed…

coreBuilder

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coreBuilder is an open source web-based visual environment for authoring stand-off markup. The tool aims at making the application of stand-off techniques more approachable in the context of Text Encoding Initiative projects dealing with…

Deena Larsen Collection

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In May of 2007, MITH received the extraordinary gift of Deena Larsen's personal collection of early-era personal computers and software. Deena is an author and new media visionary who has been active in the creative electronic writing community…

Documenting the Now

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Documenting the Now (DocNow) responds to the public's use of social media for chronicling historically significant events as well as demand from scholars and archivists seeking a user-friendly means of collecting and preserving digital content. This…

Humanities Intensive Learning + Training

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Originally called The Digital Humanities Winter Institute (DHWI), HILT was inspired by the model pioneered at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI). HILT is an intensive digital humanities training institute: a slate of engaging courses…

Lakeland Community Heritage Project Digital Archive

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The Lakeland Community Heritage Project Digital Archive is a partnership between the Lakeland Community Heritage Project (LCHP), Dr. Mary Corbin Sies of University of Maryland's Department of American Studies, and MITH, to document an historic…

MITH's Vintage Computers

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MITH's Vintage Computers is a website devoted to MITH's sizable (and growing) collection of vintage computers, retro software, and other artifacts from the early era of personal computing. The centerpiece of the site is a considered metadata and…

RomaJS

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The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) standard is used by scholars to encode texts of many kinds, from manuscript transcriptions, to historical documents, linguistic corpora, and audio transcripts. For this reason, the vast standard is typically…

Unlocking the Airwaves

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Unlocking the Airwaves: Revitalizing an Early Public and Educational Radio Collection is a multi-institutional collaboration between MITH, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Wisconsin Historical Society, University Libraries at the University…

Building an Accessible Future for the Humanities

The Building an Accessible Future for the Humanities Project facilitated four two-day long workshops where humanists, librarians, information scientists, and cultural heritage professionals learned about technologies, design standards, and…

Active OCR

Active OCR: Tightening the Loop in Human Computing for OCR Correction will develop a proof-of-concept application that will experiment with the use of active learning and other iterative techniques for the correction of eighteenth-century texts…

Andrew Blum Lecture: "The Internet, Really"

Popular understanding of the Internet's physical reality has changed dramatically in the past half-decade, with consequences for privacy and security. Drawing on the research in his book, "Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet," Blum will…

ANGLES

ANGLES proposes a bridge between humanities centers who have greater resources to program scholarly software and the scholars who form the core user community for such software through their teaching and research. ANGLES will experiment with a…

API Workshop

During February 2011, MITH hosted a workshop on developing APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for the Digital Humanities. The workshop gathered 60 digital humanities scholars, developers, and industry leaders to demonstrate their APIs during…

Archimedes Palimpsest

This thirteenth century prayer book contains erased texts that were written several centuries earlier, including two treatises by Archimedes that can be found nowhere else, The Method and Stomachion. MITH worked with the Walters Art Museum to develop…

Art History in Digital Dimensions

With the support of the Getty Foundation and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Department of Art History and Archaeology and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) of the University of Maryland, College Park, present Art…

Ajax XML Encoder (AXE)

The Ajax XML Encoder (AXE), developed at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), revolutionizes the production of electronic editions and digital archives. AXE, the first item in MITH's proposed toolkit for the digital…

Project Bamboo

Funded by two consecutive grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Project Bamboo is a partnership of ten research universities building shared infrastructure for humanities research. Led by University of California, Berkeley, the project…

Beckett Directs Beckett

In 1985 Samuel Beckett directed "Waiting for Godot", "Krapp's Last Tape" and "Endgame" as stage pieces with the San Quentin Players. All three productions were grouped together under the overall title "Beckett Directs Beckett." As such they toured…

Bill Bly Collection

The Bill Bly Collection of Electronic Literature is a rich archive of materials from the early literary hypertext movement, received as a generous donation to MITH directly from Bill Bly. Together with the existing Deena Larsen Collection, also…
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