Title Description Location Event date URL
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities

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." Current projects at MITH include The Shelley-Godwin Archive, Foreign Literatures in America, and a collaborative project with Hathi Trust entitled Workset Creation for Scholarly Analysis.

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

http://mith.umd.edu

Scholars' Lab, University of Virginia

The University of Virginia's Scholars' Lab bring together "advanced students and researchers from across the disciplines partner on digital projects and benefit from expert consultation and teaching". Invested in exploring the intersection between "digital and physical worlds", the Scholars' Lab focuses on "digital humanities, geospatial information, and scholarly making and building". The Scholars' Lab hosts workshop, lecture series, and helps to "mentor the next generation of digital humanities scholar-practitioners". The Scholars' Lab is comprised of 24 individuals, including student assistants and graduate fellows. Current projects at the Scholars' Lab include Spatial Humanities, Omeka Plugins, and the Praxis Program.

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

http://scholarslab.org

The Newberry Library

The Newberry Library was founded in 1887 through the support of businessman Walter L. Newberry. "The Newberry has actively collected research and reference materials since its foundation in 1887. From the mid-1890s on, its collecting activities have focused on the humanities, with an emphasis on original sources for the study of European and Western Hemisphere history, literature, and culture since the late medieval period". The Newberry Library houses more than five million manuscript pages and 500,000 historic maps alongside a particularly strong collection of Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern materials.

Chicago, Illinois, USA

http://www.newberry.org

Shakespeare Association of America

Founded in 1972, "The Shakespeare Association of America (SAA) is a non-profit professional organization for the advanced academic study of William Shakespeare’s plays and poems, his cultural and theatrical contexts, and the many roles he has played in world culture". The SAA hosts an annual conference in order to provide members with the opportunity to meet and "exchange ideas and strategies for reading, teaching, researching, and writing about topics of shared interest". The SAA is also committed to assisting postdoctoral and graduate scholars by facilitating seminars and workshops through the year.

http://www.shakespeareassociation.org

Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations

"The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) promotes and supports digital research and teaching across all arts and humanities disciplines, acting as a community-based advisory force, and supporting excellence in research, publication, collaboration and training". As an umbrella organization, ADHO encompasses the following members: The European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH); Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH); Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH/SCHN); centerNet; Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH); and Japanese Association for Digital Humanites (JADH).

http://adho.org

European Association for Digital Humanities

Originally founded in 1973 under the name Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) "brings together and represents the Digital Humanities in Europe across the entire spectrum of disciplines that research, develop, and apply digital humanities methods and technology". The society has broadened substantially over the decades since its formation and now encompasses research based in text analysis, history, art history, music, manuscript studies, image processing, and electronic editions. EADH is a "founding chapter" of ADHO.

http://eadh.org

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University

"In the late 1950s, interest in rare books, the extraordinary philanthropy of the Beineckes, the University’s pressing need for a special collections library, and the genius of architect Gordon Bunshaft came together to give us the Beinecke Library". The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is the primary location of books and literary manuscripts at Yale University. The library serves are a research hub for faculty and students of the university as well as scholars around the globe. The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is one "of the largest buildings in the world devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts". The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has a devoted collections of Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts that can be partially viewed online and can be viewed with permission on site.

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

http://beinecke.library.yale.edu

The Huntington Library

Founded in 1919 by businessman and collector Henry E. Huntington, The Huntington is "one of the world’s great cultural, research, and educational centers". The Huntington is devoted to the collection of books and art as well as the preservation of a botanical garden. The Library holds an extraordinary collection of books and manuscripts related to the fields of British and American history. With approximately six million items, the Library has one of the most complete research collections in the United States of America for its specialization. Among these collections, The Huntington houses "a world-class collection of the early editions of Shakespeare’s works". The Huntington offers over one hundred grants for scholarly research in the fields of history, literature, art, and the history of science.

San Marino, California, USA

http://www.huntington.org

Folger Shakespeare Library

Founded in 1932 through the support of Henry Clay Folger and Emily Jordan Folger, the Folger Shakespeare Library is home to "the world's largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art". The mission of the library is three-fold: preserve and enhance the collection; make the "collection accessible to scholars and others who will use it productively"; and "to advance understanding and appreciating of Shakespeare's writings and the culture of the early modern world". The Folger Shakespeare Library is world renowned as a research centre and conversation laboratory. It services a wide audience: teachers, students, families, theatre aficionados, and scholarly researchers. The Folger Shakespeare Library publishes editions of Shakespeare's plays, maintains an incredible digital archive of Shakespeare's works, and publishes a leading journal, "Shakespeare Quarterly". Additionally, the Folger Shakespeare Library facilitates public programs such as concerts, reading, and exhibitions.

Washington DC., USA

http://www.folger.edu

HASTAC

Founded in 2002, HASTAC is a collaborative of more than 13,000 scholars working across the boundaries of the humanities, arts, sciences, and technology. HASTAC is based on principles of interconnectedness and leveraging the considerable opportunities to work across disciplines. "HASTAC is an alliance of individuals and institutions inspired and motivated by the conviction that collaborative thinking extends across traditional disciplines, across the boundaries of academe and community, across the "two cultures" of humanism and technology, across the divide of thinking versus making, and across social strata and national borders". Alongside their impressive digital networking platform that allows scholars to connect and discuss ideas online, HASTAC organizes international conferences, offers competitive digital media and learning grants, and facilitates the HASTAC Scholars fellowship program for graduate and undergraduate students "working at the intersection of technology and the arts, humanities and sciences.

http://www.hastac.org