Research

'Mined to Death' Documentary Film

The documentary was a project of 2003-04 MITH Fellow Regina Harrison. It depicts miners in Potosi, Bolivia, who extract silver, zinc, and lead from the mountain in the same precarious conditions as their ancestors did five centuries ago. Tourist…

MONK: Humanities Text Mining in the Digital Library

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…

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…

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…

Music Encoding Conference

The Music Encoding Conference is the annual focal point for the Music Encoding Initiative community. The 2018 conference is being hosted by MITH and the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library between May 22 -- 25. This year's theme "Encoding and…

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…

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…

Narratives That Heal

Also referred to as Narratives of Creativity: Creating New Sites for Personal and Cross-Cultural Exploration, this was a 2002 Faculty Fellowship project of Professor Carolina Robertson from the Ethnomusicology Department. Based on the core premise…

Night Against Hate

Social media platforms enable connection and sharing among friends, family and colleagues, while offering unprecedented opportunities for getting ideas out to much larger audiences. Political events such as the Arab Spring and social movements like…

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…

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…

Occupied Japan 1945-1952: Gender, Class, Race

This site was constructed with the goal of incorporating Japanese women into the history of the Occupation period, 1945-1952, immediately following Japan's defeat in World War II. It looks at a broad range of activities and draws upon a wide variety…

Off the Tracks

Tanya Clement and Doug Reside led a workshop on professionalization in digital humanities centers called, "Off the Tracks---Laying New Lines for Digital Humanities Scholars." The workshop addressed the rapidly emerging phenomenon of alternative…

Personal Digital Archiving 2013

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland (UMD) and the National Digital Information Infrastructure Program (NDIIPP) at the Library of Congress (LOC) are delighted to announce that they will serve as…

Princeton Prosody

In late 2013, MITH partnered with the Princeton Prosody Archive to build tools and modules for processing and indexing volumes from the HathiTrust Digital Library, with the goal of creating a comprehensive online archive of English-language…

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…

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…

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…

RCCS: Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies

The Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies was an online, not-for-profit organization whose purpose was to research, teach, support, and create diverse and dynamic elements of cyberculture. Collaborative in nature, RCCS sought to support ongoing…

Reading, Rereading, Recovering Electronic Literature

Three esteemed scholars as well as fiction writer Bill Bly will be joining us to celebrate the University of Maryland's acquisition of Bly's literary papers, including his computer diskettes and other born-digital materials. Reading, Rereading…

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 Press…

Review, Revise, Requery

In a "culture of images" where access to and transmission of integrated text, video, photographs, and sound happens almost seamlessly, the poetic tradition of looking at, describing, and narrating the visual arts---ekphrasis---might appear quaint…
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