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  • 9/29 MITH Digital Dialogue: Zita Nunes (English and Comparative Literature), The Harlem Renaissance in Second Life.
    year experience co teaching courses on the Harlem Renaissance that have brought together students from the University of Maryland the University of Central Missouri and the Sorbonne Bryan Carter and Zita Nunes will discuss the pedagogical opportunities afforded in world Bryan Carter is an Associate Professor of literature at the University of Central Missouri He specializes in African American literature of the 20th Century with a primary focus on the Harlem Renaissance and has a secondary emphasis on visual culture He has published numerous articles on his project Virtual Harlem an educational sim in Second Life representing Harlem as it existed during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and has presented it at locations around the world Zita Nunes is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Comparative Literature Program at the University of Maryland She is the author of Cannibal Democracy Race and Representation in the Literature and an organizer of the Digital Humanities and African American African Diaspora Studies Conference Coming up MITH 10 6 Brad Pasanek Virginia A Dictionary a Database and a Desultory Reader Metaphors for the Mind in Eighteenth Century Literature View MITH s complete Digital Dialogues schedule here http www mith2 umd edu

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  • An Evening with Bruce Sterling
    7 00 pm Van Munching 1524 University of Maryland College Park FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC Bruce Sterling is an Austin based science fiction writer and futurist internationally recognized as an authority on digital culture and technology His novels including Involution Ocean The Artificial Kid Schismatrix Islands in the Net and Heavy Weather helped define the cyberpunk genre With William Gibson he co authored the definitive steampunk yarn The

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  • Registrations Breaks 300!
    IT Mobile Software News Our World Software World IT Registrations Breaks 300 Registration for the premier international conference in the field which MITH hosts June 22 25 closes in just three days on June 14 This entry was posted on Thursday June 11th 2009 at 9 14 pm and is filed under DH09 You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Responses are currently

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  • Job: Assistant Director
    similar centers MITH is one of the centers at the heart of the now burgeoning international field of digital humanities MITH is generously supported by the University administration and enjoys productive collaborations with allied campus units including the University Libraries the College of Information Science and the Human Computer Interaction Lab Geographically situated within the Washington DC Beltway MITH is perfectly positioned for its frequent collaborations with the world class libraries museums and cultural institutions in the metropolitan area but our partnerships have also extended around the world Recent projects include a collaboration with several major libraries in the U K and the United States to create an online archive of all extant pre 1642 quartos of Shakespeare s plays and participation on a national research team charged by the Library of Congress with the preservation of virtual worlds e g Adventure DOOM and Second Life This latter project is part of MITH s larger focus on the preservation of born digital creative work also represented by our hosting of the Electronic Literature Organization and the Deena Larsen Collection one of the world s largest publicly held collections of electronic literature The Assistant Director will bear primary responsibility for project management and oversight of all MITH projects including creation of deadlines for all deliverables and project tracking the supervision of MITH s development team that includes programmers web designers graduate assistants and interns and computer programming services data and application architecture design and modeling for MITH projects We are therefore seeking a web programmer experienced with web scripting languages JavaScript PHP Ruby and with some knowledge of compiled languages Java C Ability to work with Unix Linux based applications is required and preference will be given to candidates with database and XML expertise Strong organizational and project management skills are

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  • Humanities Into the Future
    About IT Mobile Software News Our World Software World IT Humanities Into the Future UMD s research newsletter Between the Columns covers MITH the university s rising profile in digital humanities Tags mith Research This entry was posted on Thursday June 11th 2009 at 9 11 pm and is filed under Research You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Responses are currently closed

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  • The Digital Docket: Information Retrieval Meets Political Science
    closer examination of legal texts I will talk about the Digital Docket project an NSF funded collaboration between University of Maryland s Government and Politics Department and the College of Information Studies which aims to apply techniques from information retrieval and computational linguistics to the study of the U S Supreme Court By viewing the legal system as an intricate and complex web of communication the project aims to better understand the role and influences of various actors through analysis of written records Those records include for example briefs written by litigants and other stakeholders and opinions written by judges and justices The application of automated content analysis techniques to model the U S judicial system represents an opportunity to overcome many of the bottlenecks associated with traditional manual labor intensive methods in political science and also provides a new environment for the advancement of information retrieval and computational linguistic techniques JIMMY LIN is an assistant professor in the College of Information Studies CLIS at the University of Maryland and is also a member of the Computational Linguistics and Information Processing CLIP laboratory in UMD s Institute for Advanced Computer Studies UMIACS He graduated with a Ph D in computer

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  • Xerographers of the Mind: The Lost Idea of the Photocopy by LISA GITELMAN

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  • Subscribe to MITH's Podcast
    online collections of materials in English and Spanish supporting the interdisciplinary field of hemispheric American Studies Maryland s Early Americas Digital Archive EADA http www mith2 umd edu eada and a new digital archive of multilingual materials being developed at Rice http rudr rice edu handle 1911 9219 provide an initial corpus for developing and testing these new digital tools The two multilingual archives illustrate the complex politics and histories that characterize the American hemisphere but they also provide unique opportunities to further digital research in the humanities Geographic visualization as well as new social tagging and tag cloud cluster models are just some of the new interface techniques that the Our Americas Archive Partnership will develop with the goal of creating innovative research pathways As Caroline Levander comments we see this as a first step in furthering scholarly dialogue and research across borders by making hemispheric material available open access worldwide Our goal is to further develop innovative research tools that will help generate a collaborative transnational research community Ralph Bauer MITH Fellow general editor of the Early Americas Digital Archive and collaborator on the project adds the added digital materials and tools to navigate seamlessly through these two collections is enabling new forms of scholarship Because the OAAP makes available materials that are dispersed in different geographic locations it facilitates collaboration and intellectual exchange among an international audience The digital medium offers rich opportunities for multicultural exchanges and is therefore uniquely suited for a hemispheric approach to history Incorporating Web 2 0 techniques to enhance work with valuable scholarly content that s held in distributed repositories allows users to both discover and create new knowledge that would otherwise remain untapped notes Neil Fraistat Director of MITH Currently researchers have difficulty finding and organizing relevant electronic resources given the

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