If you are interested in how technology is changing—or can change—the work of scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences, then we invite you to attend the first ever THATCamp on Saturday, April 26th at the George Washington University. THATCamp, or The Humanities and Technology Camp is an international phenomenon, bringing students, scholars, librarians, and technologists of every skill level together to learn how to integrate digital technology into their teaching and research and explore ways to see their work differently. Topics covered may include academic blogging, social media in the classroom, digital research methods, web-based class projects, digital portfolios, quantitative humanities, scenarios and gaming, 3D modeling, primary source digital repositories, coding, crowd-sourced transcription, data visualization, activist-archivists, and online publishing.
THATCamp is an “un-conference” where participants propose sessions and the agenda is prepared in the first hour. If you want to host a workshop on a tool or platform, or run a session on Wikipedia to correct or create entries, or participate in crowd-sourced transcription projects, that is fine. You may wish to propose sessions to talk about challenges and opportunities for new scholarship, to reflect on recent experiences, to share tips on using new media or tools effectively, to exchange methodologies for interdisciplinary innovation, or discuss the digital divide and social justice issues related to open source or internet access. Reading long papers out loud is not permitted, but you may sign up to present your project in 3 minutes during the “Dork-Shorts” session in the morning. The THATCamp agenda is participatory and created on the spot, so come prepared to pitch an idea for a session to TALK, MAKE, TEACH, or PLAY, or propose one in advance on our blog. THATCamp is free and open to everyone, but participants must register at dc2014.thatcamp.org by April 19. We are particularly interested in undergraduate and graduate student participation.
We’re currently accepting applications from students, faculty, librarians, technologists, museum professionals, archivists, and anyone else who is interested in the digital (and the) humanities (in the broadest sense of the word, including social sciences). We’d appreciate it if you’d pass this message on, and post the attached flyer if you can.
Event Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: The George Washington University, Funger 108 and 207-210
I’m in – now what? Check our website for more details on our THATcamp on April 26.
8:30-9:15 Registration and breakfast in Funger Hall 108
9:15-10:15 Plenary: Proposals and agenda-building
10:15-11:00 Dork Shorts (lightning round open-mic talks) while we build the board.
11:15-12:00 Session 1 in Funger 207, 208, 209, and 210
12:15-1:00 Session 2
1:45-2:30 Session 3
2:45-3:30 Session 4
3:30-4:00 Group Debrief and Closing in Funger Hall 108
Financial support and co-sponsors include the GW Digital Humanities Institute, the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning Stephen Ehrmann, and the Office of Karim Boughida, Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Content Management. A hearty thank you. If your department or unit would like to contribute and co-host, please contact Prof. Diane Cline, History Department.
Organized by the students of HIST 3001 Digital Humanities and the Historian, Spring 2014.
read more about the THATCamp movement and browse other THATCamps at thatcamp.org.
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