THATCamp Planned by Libraries and IDHMC with Focus on Collaboration

Marketing and Communications | March 07, 2014

Texas A&M University will welcome THATCamp to campus May 16-17, 2014, for a “DH Collaborate” themed “unconference,” where humanists and technologists from Texas—and beyond—of all skill levels can learn and build together in various sessions proposed on the spot.

THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp,” and is best described on THATCamp.org as: “what a pick-up game of Ultimate Frisbee is to an NBA game, what a jam band is to a symphony orchestra: it’s more informal and more participatory.”

Most activities for THATCamp DH Collaborate will be held at Sterling C. Evans Library and the Liberal Arts and Humanities Building. The one and a half day unconference will bring DH practitioners from libraries and educational institutions across Texas (and beyond) together to share knowledge and build new collaborative DH initiatives.

The first day will begin with a keynote speaker, and continue with two roundtables on collaborative practices in the digital humanities. The second day will feature interactive topics, which could include TEI/XSLT training, GIS tools, digital project management, digital project startup, Neatline, or other topics proposed by the attendees.

“We hope that our THATCamp, with the theme ‘DH Collaborate’ will serve to foster new collaborations, as well as enrich existing collaborations across a variety of disciplines with libraries, museums and archives,” said Kathy Weimer, professor and coordinator of the Map & GIS Library at Texas A&M, and co-chair of the planning committee. “I would count our THATCamp as a success if every attendee comes away with new project ideas, technical skills and a strong network to engage in those projects.”

Registration for THATCamp runs from now until March 31, and is open to everyone. Due to limited space early registration is encouraged, which can be done here: http://dhcollaborate2014.thatcamp.org/.


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For more information about THATCamp DH Collaborate at Texas A&M, please contact Kathy Weimer at k-weimer@library.tamu.edu, or Maura Ives at m-ives@tamu.edu.