Oct 14 2011

Propose a Session

Here is how THATCamp works. Other than the workshops, we don’t have anything planned—you’re the ones who do the planning. Over the next few days you can post your session ideas to the TCNE website. Also over the next few days, you should read other people’s proposals and comment on them if you wish. On Saturday morning, everyone will get to vote for the sessions you want to participate in, which will then become our schedule for the rest of the day.

Obviously this works better if more people propose sessions that they’ve put some thought into. Here’s what makes for a good session proposal:

  • It’s NOT a paper, or a talk, or a lecture, but an idea for a conversation.
  • It proposes a topic related to technology and humanities that a group of people can discuss in an hour or so.
  • And ideally, the session will produce something useful: a list of resources, or some hacked code, or a syllabus.

There are more ideas and guidelines on the THATCamp website.

So please visit the list of session proposals, then add yours with your login to WordPress.

Also, if you’re interested in giving a lightning presentation, sign up here.

About the author

Lincoln Mullen

Lincoln Mullen is an assistant professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University.

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1 comment

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