Founded in 1999, the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is a leading digital humanities center that pursues disciplinary innovation and institutional transformation through applied research, public programming, and educational opportunities. Jointly supported by the University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities and the University of Maryland Libraries, MITH engages in collaborative, interdisciplinary work at the intersection of technology and humanistic inquiry. MITH specializes in text and image analytics for cultural heritage collections, data curation, digital preservation, linked data applications, and data publishing.
Enabling the analysis of cultural heritage collections on a large scale, it create frameworks that allow us to develop new methods and tools for the exploration and visualization of digital materials. Its applied research and practice supports curation and publication of data that contributes to improved methodologies for the organization and stewardship of humanities research. We develop tools for preserving and archiving born-digital artifacts of recent and contemporary cultural heritage. It emphasizes explorations of forensic methods and vintage computing. it encourages potential research applications for linked data in the humanities that promotes publishing data in support of scholarly argument.