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THATCamp Vanderbilt: Explore the Digital Humanities November 1-2

Posted by on Friday, October 25, 2013 in News.

The second annual THATCamp Vanderbilt will occur next Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2, at the Vanderbilt Curb Center.  Co-presented by the Center for Second Language Studies, the Curb Center, the Warren Center’s Digital Humanities Seminar, and the CFT, the event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested.

THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp.” It is an open meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together.  THATCamps occur all over the nation.

  • It’s collaborative: Everyone participates, including in the task of setting an agenda or program.
  • It’s informal: No lengthly proposals, papers, presentations, or product demos. Emphasis is on productive, collegial work or free-form discussion.
  • It’s spontaneous and timely, with the agenda being mostly created by the participants on the first day, rather than weeks or months beforehand by a program committee.
  • It’s productive: Participants are encouraged to use session time to create, build, write, hack, and solve problems.
  • It’s non-hierarchical, non-disciplinary, and inter-professional: THATCamps welcome graduate students, scholars, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and programmers, K-12 teachers, administrators, managers, and funders, as well as people from the non-profit sector, people from the for-profit sector, and interested amateurs.
  • It’s open and online: Participants make sure to share their notes, documents, pictures, and other materials from THATCamp discussions before and after the event.

Visit the THATCamp Vanderbilt website to see the latest schedule developments and to register.

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