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5 Mar 2018

Lakeland Community Heritage Project Digital Archive

By | 2018-04-09T12:01:02+00:00 Mon, Mar 5, 2018|

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 African American community before and after segregation and contribute to an understanding of urban renewal’s impact on communities of color.

27 Feb 2018

Laurie Allen Digital Dialogue

By | 2018-03-26T13:54:30+00:00 Tue, Feb 27, 2018|Uncategorized|

In the fall of 2017, Philadelphia was the site of 20 temporary monuments created by local and international artists across 10 public parks as part of a citywide art and history project curated by Paul Farber and Ken Lum, and produced in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia. These included an afro pick embedded on

19 Feb 2018

Ethics and Archiving the Web

By | 2018-02-19T15:11:30+00:00 Mon, Feb 19, 2018|Events, News|

MITH is very excited to announce our participation in the Ethics and Archiving the Web National Forum which will be taking place at the New Museum in New York City, March 22-24. This collaboration between Rhizome and the Documenting the Now project will bring together activists, librarians, journalists, archivists, scholars, developers, and designers who are

17 Jan 2018

Books.Files: Assessing Digital Assets in the Book Industry for Scholarly Use

By | 2018-03-01T14:36:44+00:00 Wed, Jan 17, 2018|

Books.Files, a Mellon-funded collaboration between MITH and the Book Industry Study Group, is a project to assess the potential for the archival collection and scholarly study of digital assets associated with today’s trade publishing and bookmaking. Bringing scholars and publishers together at a May 2018 convening and punctuated by a series of site visits and interviews, the study will culminate in a white paper in early 2019.

10 Jan 2018

Jarrett Drake Digital Dialogue

By | 2018-02-21T11:07:23+00:00 Wed, Jan 10, 2018|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

This talk will speculate on the following questions: to what extent and in what ways might communities use archives as avenues to abolish police and prisons in the United States? How can archivists, organizers, and resource allocators use the archive as a means and a method to envision a world without police and prisons,

20 Nov 2017

Using the Digital to Engage Archival Radio Collections: A Panel and Workshop

By | 2018-03-01T14:58:29+00:00 Mon, Nov 20, 2017|

This panel and workshop, planned in conjunction with the 2017 Radio Preservation Task Force Conference, focused on innovative workflows for crowdsourcing linked data to build a web of data that can bridge collective heritage. Panelists discussed their work and research in crowdsourcing or linked open data for radio collections, followed by a Wikidata workshop demonstrating how it can be used to connect archival radio collections to a broader web-based community of knowledge.

13 Nov 2017

Music Encoding Conference

By | 2018-05-22T15:27:24+00:00 Mon, Nov 13, 2017|

Music encoding is a critical component of the emerging fields of digital musicology, digital editions, symbolic music information retrieval, and others. At the centre of these fields, the Music Encoding Conference has emerged as an important cross-disciplinary venue for theorists, musicologists, librarians, and technologists to meet and discuss new advances in their fields. The theme of the 2018 Music Encoding Conference is “Encoding and Performance," and will explore the relationship between music encoding and performance practice.

1 Nov 2017

Books.Files: New project to help scholars assess digital components of today’s bookmaking

By | 2018-03-26T15:25:17+00:00 Wed, Nov 1, 2017|Alerts, Research|

COLLEGE PARK, MD—The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland and the Book Industry Study Group are pleased to announce Books.Files, a new project funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to assess the potential for the archival collection and scholarly study of digital assets associated with today’s trade publishing

31 Oct 2017

Walter Forsberg Digital Dialogue

By | 2018-02-13T16:59:43+00:00 Tue, Oct 31, 2017|Uncategorized|

Walter Forsberg, Media Archivist for the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian, will present an overview of the new museum’s audiovisual digitization programs and activities, in place since 2014. Forsberg will discuss how NMAAHC established digital file-management workflows, target specifications, equipment sourcing, and access platforms, alongside screenings of newly-digitized

17 Oct 2017

Elisa Beshero-Bondar Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-10-25T22:04:15+00:00 Tue, Oct 17, 2017|Uncategorized|

In this talk, I will introduce the collaboration of the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Frankenstein team with MITH to produce a new and authoritative digital edition of the 1818, 1823, and 1831 published texts of Frankenstein linked with the Shelley-Godwin Archive edition of Mary Shelley’s manuscript notebooks. We have been hard at work on the project