A Special MITH *Unconference* DHKeepsOn

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Congress may shut down, but Digital Humanities can’t be stopped! Join the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) this Friday, October 4th at 10:00 am to present the project you would have presented at the NEH project directors meeting. We’ll be hosting an *unconference* and open house to allow project directors and the public to learn about your funded project and to discuss potential collaborations among attendees.

MITH is located on the University of Maryland’s College Park campus, easily accessible from the Washington DC Metro Green Line and other public transportation systems. Appropriate documentation of the fact of the unconference will be available to those who request it for reimbursement or other professional necessities. RSVP to mith@umd.edu or via phone at 301.405.9528.

This event has occurred in the past, but you can access the video and presentation files below:

Presentations (in order of appearance)

Jennifer Guiliano, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities:
Building an Accessible Future for the Humanities

Ryan Cordell, Northeastern University:
Uncovering Reprinting Networks in Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers (Keynote presentation)

Nancy Wicker, The Catholic University of America and Lilla Kopár, University of Mississippi:
Project Andvari: A DigitalPortal to the Visual World of Early Medieval Northern Europe

Nikki Silva and Anne Wootton, Kitchen Sisters:
Pop Up Archive: standardized preservation and distribution of culturally significant audio

Clifford Anderson, Vanderbilt University:
XQuery Summer Institute: Advancing XML-Based Scholarship from Representation to Discovery

Anne McGrail, Lane Community College:
Bringing Digital Humanities to the Community College and Vice Versa

All events will take place at:

0301 Hornbake Library (inside Non-Print Media)
University of Maryland
College Park, MD


10:00 – 10:15 am
Welcome and Introductions

10:15 – 10:45 am
Amanda French, George Mason University

More than one person has proposed the creation of a THATCamp bingo card, and certainly one of the squares on such a card would have to be “collaboration,” while a good candidate for another square would be “project management”—both are perennial topics at THATCamp. In this talk, I will engage in some general musings about the nature of that amorphous mass we call a “project,” but I will also relate the particular history of and deliver some specific data concerning the THATCamp project. A sneak preview: since its start in 2008, THATCamp, The Humanities and Technology Camp, has seen more than 170 events held or planned worldwide and has provided digital training and professional development to more than 6000 people, most of them humanities scholars, students, or professionals. Whether we consider it one project or many, THATCamp has become an essential feature of the digital humanities landscape, and it is time for some perspective on it.

10:45 – 11:00 am

11:00 am
Project Discussions begin

This event is not sponsored by, or offered on behalf of, the U.S. Government, the National Endowment for the Humanities, or its Office of Digital Humanities. This is entirely optional.

Logistical Information

The University of Maryland serves as the flagship educational institution for the State of Maryland and attracts talented faculty, students, and staff from throughout the DC Metro region. Enrolling over 37,000 undergraduate and nearly 11,000 graduate students during the term, UMD will be a quiet campus during the Institute giving participants plenty of opportunities to enjoy the local amenities.

Restaurant Guide

Getting Around

The unconference will take place on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. Directions to and from Campus are available. The UMD 104 Metro will transport attendees to and from the College Park Metro stop.

Getting Here

Using Public Transporation: B30 metrobus to Greenbelt Metro $3.10 cash, and exact change is needed (Green Line) then Greenbelt Metro to College Park Metro stop (only one stop) $3.00 (Smart Trip Fare). For information on other metro fares, please click here. Also, the MARC-Penn-line trains connect BWI airport with the New Carrollton Train Station. Click here for MARC Train fares. Super Shuttle Costs: $32.00 one-way.

Using Public Transporation: Washington Reagan National Metro (Yellow Line) to College Park Metro (Green Line) switch from Yellow Line to Green Line at L’Enfant Plaza $3.35 (less if not during rush hour).

Super Shuttle: $28.00 one-way.

Using Public Transporation: Washington Flyer Bus to West Falls Church Metro ($9) then West Falls Church Metro (Orange line) to College Park Metro (Green line). Switch from Orange Line to Green Line at L’Enfant Plaza ($3.90 or less if not during rush hour).

Super Shuttle: $39.00 one way


Visitor parking is primarily available in four parking garages and two surface lots which have been converted to pay by space digital pay stations. Current rates are $3.00 per hour, with a $15.00 per day maximum and a $5.00 per day maximum on Saturday and Sunday.


MITH recommends the Marriott Inn and Conference Center, located on the University of Maryland campus, a ten minute walk to Hornbake Library where the workshop will be held. A LEED-certified green hotel, the Marriott Inn provides 300-thread-count linens, flat screen televisions, and complementary wireless internet access.We also recommend the Marriott Greenbelt located 3.5 miles from the campus as well as the Holiday Inn Washington-College Park, located 2.5 miles from campus. The Holiday Inn offers a local shuttle to campus, by request at the front desk.


Fri, Oct 4, 2013
10:00 am2:00 pm
MITH Conference Room, 0301 Hornbake Library
Oct 2013| Director: Neil Fraistat| Topics: |