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MITH Conference Room, McKeldin Library B0135
"The International Children's Digital Library: Not Just for Children Anymore" By Ann Weeks, Professor of the Practice, College of Information Studies and Benjamin Bederson, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science The International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) is a full-text library of children's books from around the world that is freely available via the Internet....
Renaissance Moving Pictures
"Renaissance Moving Pictures: From Sidney's Funeral materials to Collaborative, Multimedia Nachleben." by ELIZABETH BEARDEN, STEPHANIE CLARKE-GRAHAM, ELIZABETH MARTIN, and MICHAEL QUILLIGAN Come hear us talk about the creation and significance of our multimedia website dedicated to the funeral procession of Sir Philip Sidney, which took place in London, England in 1587. With...
Saracca and Nation: African Memory
by MERLE COLLINS The video documentary Saracca and Nation, an exploration of the role of memory in the creation of contemporary culture, presents two cultural "performances" in the Caribbean island state of Grenada the River Sallee saracca and the Carriacou Big Drum Nation Dance. It considers how these cultural performances...
A MITH Digital Dialogue
Tuesday, March 24, 12:30-1:45 MITH Conference Room, McKeldin Library B0135 "Are Robots Real? The Robot as an Object of Study" by DESPINA KAKOUDAKI This talk explores the figure of the robot as an object of study, and one that specifically requires an integration of methodologies from both the humanities and the sciences. Traditionally, the...
A MITH Digital Dialogue
Tuesday, March 31, 12:30-1:45 MITH Conference Room, McKeldin Library B0135 "The Shakespeare Quartos Archive: A MITH Research Update" by DOUG RESIDE & GRANT DICKIE The Shakespeare Quartos Archive is a freely-accessible, high-resolution digital collection of the seventy-five pre-1641 quarto editions of William Shakespeare's plays. This one-year project has also produced an interactive interface and...
Call for Fellowships
MITH is currently inviting applications from the University of Maryland's College of Arts & Humanities and from the University Libraries for a MITH Resident Fellowship during the 2009-2010 academic year. Resident Fellowships offer customized programming and technical support, as well as server space, consultation on project design, project management, software selection,...
Agrippa
Agrippa (a book of the dead) appeared in 1992 as a collaboration between artist Dennis Ashbaugh, author William Gibson, and publisher Kevin Begos, Jr. On December 9, 2008-the sixteenth anniversary of the original "Transmission" event debuting Agrippa-The Agrippa Files (http://agrippa.english.ucsb.edu) announces the release of two major new discoveries for scholars...
MITH's TILE Project Funded by NEH Preservation and Access >
The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) and the Department of Theatre are pleased to announce the receipt of an NEH Level 2 Digital Humanities Startup Grant for CAMP, a Collaborative, Ajax-Based, Modeling Platform. Development will be overseen by Doug Reside, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre and Assistant...
Maryland Institute for Technology
The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $400,000 NEH Preservation and Access grant to create the next generation of technical infrastructure supporting image-based editions and electronic archives of humanities content. Despite the proliferation of image-based editions and archives, the linking...