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THATCamp Vanderbilt:

Posted by on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in News.

The third annual THATCamp Vanderbilt will occur this Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25, at the Vanderbilt Curb Center, located at 1801 Edgehill Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212. The event is free and open to the public. Visit the THATCamp Vanderbilt website to see the latest schedule developments and to register: http://vanderbiltuniversity2014.thatcamp.org/

THATCamp, which stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp,” is an open meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together. Instead of a formal conference, THATCamp is an “unconference” where everyone participates, including in the task of setting an agenda or program. The goal is to focus on productive, collegial work and free-form discussions. Participants are encouraged to use session time to create, build, write, hack, and solve problems.

THATCamp Vanderbilt welcomes 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.

If you can’t attend in person, you are also welcome to attend virtually via Twitter through #THATCampVU. Participants are encouraged to share notes, projects, documents, pictures, and other materials from THATCamp discussions before and after the event.

Since this is an unconference, while we do have some planned segments, we will also be developing sessions based on your suggestions. With that in mind, here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, October 24, 2014
1:30 PM – Registration
2:00 PM – Panel on Digital Archives
3:00 PM – Break
3:15 PM – Drones
4:00 PM – Dork Shorts/Reception/Unconference planning (You can sign up for Dork Shorts at the event. These are two-minute talks related to digital humanities projects you are working on, tools you’ve used, or call for collaborators. They are very informal.)

Saturday, October 25, 2014
9:00 AM – Coffee and registration
9:30 AM – (Un)Keynote Speaker – Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Coordinator for the Humanities and History Division, Columbia University Libraries
10:15 AM – Break
10:30 AM – Session A
11:30 AM – Session B
12:30 PM – Lunch
1:30 PM – Session C

Vanderbilt 2014 THATCamp is co-sponsored by the Center for Second Language Studies, the Center for Teaching, the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy, the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, and the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning. We look forward to seeing you at THATCamp this Friday and Saturday, October 24-25.

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