Call for Participants

The following is the formal call for participants for THATCamp New England 2011.

About THATCamp

Brandeis University in partnership with other New England universities and with Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University is pleased to announce the second annual THATCamp New England. The second THATCamp New England will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011, with an additional set of workshops on Friday afternoon, October 21, 2011. THATCamp New England will be held at the Mandel Center for the Humanities at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

The Humanities and Technology Camp—or THATCamp—is a user-generated “unconference” in the digital humanities. Instead of being constructed around a specific theme or discipline, the program is based on attendee interests and is agreed upon at the beginning of the event. An unconference relies heavily on interaction and face-to-face conversations. THATCamp participants present their work, share their knowledge, and actively collaborate with fellow participants.

During THATCamp, sessions will likely range from discussions of current issues in digital scholarship, pedagogy, and curation to software demos, training sessions, and lightning talks. In other words, participants are neither expected nor encouraged to present formally arranged talks, papers, or panels. Prior to the event, participants will be invited to contribute to the THATCamp New England website and share their ideas for potential THATCamp sessions. Once at the event, they will collectively agree on the sessions where those conversations will take place.

About Workshops and Fellowships

THATCamp New England will include a set of seven workshops. These hands-on sessions will focus on how to use technology in the humanities, teaching basic skills, tools, and concepts for the digital humanities. No prior knowledge or experience is required or assumed. Through the generosity of our sponsors, we will be able to offer sixteen fellowships to graduate students, pre-tenure faculty, cultural heritage professionals, librarians, archivists, and educational technologists to cover travel expenses and to encourage participation in the workshops. For additional information about the fellowships and for the titles of the workshops, please see the workshops and fellowships page.

How to Apply

THATCamp is open to anyone with an interest in humanities and technology: faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, teachers, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, university staff and administrators, educational technologists, designers, developers, hackers, public historians, artists, writers, and more.

Unfortunately, there is only space for approximately 80 participants at THATCamp New England so we will need to do some vetting. To apply, please visit the application form.

The final deadline for applications is Tuesday, September 6, 2011 has been extended to Friday, September 16. Acceptances will be sent out shortly thereafter.

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