Research

Electronic Skin

This was a project of Spring 2011 MITH Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Maria Velazquez. Her dissertation, “Electronic Skin: Community Building and Virtual Embodiment” investigated the creative processes through which citizens are made, with…
Computer Forensics and Born-Digital Content
Invitational meeting at the University of Maryland May 14-15, 2010 funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of a report, entitled "Computer Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections," which was published by the…
Preserving Virtual Worlds II
Preserving Virtual Worlds II: Methods for Evaluating and Preserving Significant Properties of Educational Games and Complex Interactive Environments (PVW2) was conducted in partnership with the University of Illinois (lead institution), the Rochester…
Collaborative Ajax-Based Modeling Platform
The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and the Theatre Department at the University of Maryland in College Park worked together in 2009-10 to create CAMP, a Collaborative, Ajax-Based, Modeling Platform. As the name suggests, this…
Digital Humanities 2009
Digital Humanities 2009—the annual joint meeting of the Association for Computers and the Humanities, the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, and the Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour l’étude des médias interactifs—was…
Open Annotation Collaboration
Open Annotation Collaboration (OAC) was a project funded by the Mellon Foundation in three distinct phases between 2009 and 2013. It was primarily led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with several other partnerships including MITH…
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…
Text-Image Linking Environment
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. TILE was awarded an NEH Preservation and Access grant in 2009 to create the next…
Theatre Finder
Theatre Finder is a collaboratively edited, peer reviewed, online database of historic theatre architecture from the Minoan "theatrical areas" on the island of Crete, to the last theatre built before 1815. Recent scholarship has put increasing…
Music Theatre Online
Music Theatre Online, based at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, is a digital archive of texts, images, video, and audio files relating to musical theater. The best printed editions of musical theater texts cannot fully provide…
Shakespeare Quartos Archive
The Shakespeare Quartos Archive (SQA) is a digital collection of pre-1642 editions of William Shakespeare's plays. A cross-Atlantic collaboration has produced an interactive interface for the detailed study of these geographically distant quartos…
Soweto `76, A Living Digital Archive
The goal of Soweto ’76 is to provide users with virtual access to the history of Soweto, a Black township outside Johannesburg, so that they may experience a significant period in South Africa’s history. Using existing oral histories, testimonies…
Born-Digital Literary Materials
This project consisted of a series of site visits and planning meetings among personnel working with the born-digital components of three significant collections of literary material: the Salman Rushdie papers at Emory University’s Woodruff Library…
Preserving Virtual Worlds I
Between 2008 and 2010, MITH partnered with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Stanford University, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Linden Lab (creators of Second Life) for a project funded by the Library of Congress’s National…
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…

Musical Theatre Studies Blog

In 2007, MITH worked with former Associate Director Doug Reside to develop and host an online blog called Musical Theatre Studies. The blog was described as “the online hub for news and discussion relating to the academic study of musical theatre…
Our Americas Archive Partnership
The Our Americas Archive Partnership is a collaboration between MITH’s Early Americas Digital Archive and Rice University’s Americas Archive, Rice’s Humanities Research Center, Rice’s Fondren Library and the library at Instituto Mora in Mexico. Its…
Future of Electronic Literature Symposium
Summarized from Scott Rettberg's post on Grand Text Auto The Electronic Literature Organization’s Future of Electronic Literature Symposium at MITH at the University of Maryland, College Park was an event that brought e-lit writers, scholars, and an…

Digital Diasporas

Digital Diasporas was the first conference of its kind to bring together to discuss on-going projects and also debate the theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical issues raised by the intersection of the fields of Digital Humanities and African…

Constitutional Regime Leadership in a World of States

This was a project of Spring 2007 MITH Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Michael Evans. At the time of his fellowship, Michael’s dissertation was entitled “Constitutional Regime Leadership in a World of States,” and involved the use of digital…
MONK
MONK was a digital environment designed to help humanities scholars discover and analyze patterns in the texts they study. It supported both micro analyses of the verbal texture of an individual text and macro analyses that let you locate texts in…

Digital Theatre

This was a Spring 2007 MITH Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellowship project of Nadja Masura. Her dissertation, “Digital Theatre,” examined the ways that digital technology–such as animation, video, motion capture/sensing, and internet broadcasting…
Saraka and Nation
Concerned, thematically, with postcolonial cultural formations, and in particular the experience of the African Diaspora, the Saraka and Nation project traces connections between cultures of Africans in the Americas and sites of memory in Africa…

Nannie Helen Burroughs Electronic Editions

This was a Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellowship project of Michele Mason in 2006, for which Michele produced a scholarly electronic edition of several key texts by Civil Rights leader Nannie Helen Burroughs, highlighting her influence as a…

Summit Meeting for Planning a Coalition of Digital Humanities Centers

Funded by a grant from the NEH, the purpose of this meeting was respond to the ACLS Cyberinfrastructure Commission’s call for digital humanities centers to become key nodes of cyberinfrastructure in the United States. The summit was especially…

Multilingual Thesaurus for Medieval Studies

This was a project of Patricia Cossard, the first UMD Libraries Faculty Fellow, in Spring 2005. The goal was the creation of a Medieval Studies electronic resource in a thesaurus structure, plus a structure for classifying historical persons and…
Romantic Circles
Romantic Circles is a refereed scholarly website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture. It is the collaborative product of an ever-expanding community of editors, contributors, and users around the world, overseen by a…

University Slots, Maryland Day 2004

"Education costs, but education pays!" Featured at MITH on Maryland Day 2004, this application featured MITH's projects as items on a slot machine, giving everyone the chance to try their luck at the costs and payoffs of education.

Research for 'Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination'

MITH Associate Director Matthew Kirschenbaum completed a Fellowship project in 2004-05, which consisted of research toward the completion of his first book, Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination. Mechanisms _was published by the MIT…

Just a Click Away From Home

Silvia Mejia was a Clara and Robert Vambery Distinguished Graduate Fellow and MITH Graduate Fellow during academic years 2004-05 and 2005-06. Working from within the Comparative Literature program with John Fuegi, and with MITH Director Martha Nell…