THATCamp New England is an unconference that brings together scholars working in the digital humanities. The second THATCamp New England will be held at at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, on Saturday October 22, 2011, with a BootCamp the Friday afternoon before. Please check back or subscribe to the RSS feed to receive announcements. You can also follow the Twitter stream.
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What is an “unconference”?
According to Wikipedia, an unconference is “a conference where the content of the sessions is created and managed by the participants, generally day-by-day during the course of the event, rather than by one or more organizers in advance of the event.” An unconference is not a spectator event. Participants in an unconference are expected to present their work, share their knowledge, and actively collaborate with fellow participants rather than simply attend.
Who should attend?
Anyone with energy and an interest in humanities and technology.
What should I propose?
That’s up to you. Sessions at THATCamp will range from software demos to training sessions to discussions of research findings to half-baked rants (but please no full-blown papers; we’re not here to read or be read to.) You should come to THATCamp with something in mind, and on the first day find a time, a place, and people to share it with. Once you’re at THATCamp, you may also find people with similar topics and interests to team up with for a joint session.
What is BootCamp?
BootCamp is a series of educational, hands-on sessions to introduce participants to the digital humanities. See the BootCamp page for more information.
Where will THATCamp be held?
THATCamp will be held at Brandeis University’s Mandel Center for the Humanities. See the location and directions page for more details.
Where’s the schedule? When is THATCamp?
We’ll create the entire schedule the morning of THATCamp. For now, you can see the basic outline and times on the schedule page.
How do I sign up?
Unfortunately, an unconference only works well with a maximum of 80 participants, so we have to do some vetting. See the applications page for more details.
THATCamp is free to all attendees, but a $20 donation towards the cost of running the conference would be much appreciated by the organizers. Your donation will go to the cost of food, t-shirts, space, and anything that is left over is guaranteed to be used for future THATCamps.
How do I sponsor THATCamp?
Sponsorships are available to corporations and non-profits. Shoot us an email at moc.l1467418169iamg@1467418169enpma1467418169ctaht1467418169
How do I get there and where do I stay?
See our locations and directions page for directions and information on hotels and transportation.
What can I do to help?
We’re glad you asked! See our list of suggestions on how to get involved.