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THATCamp Vanderbilt: Explore the Digital Humanities November 6-7

Posted by on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 in News.

This weekend marks the fourth annual THATCamp Vanderbilt, which will occur this Friday and Saturday, November 6th and 7th, at the Vanderbilt Curb Center for Enterprise and Public Policy, 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://vanderbiltuniversity2015.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 or questions.

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.  This year will feature keynote speaker Elonka Dunin, an award-winning game developer and noted cryptographer, who will speaking about Wikipedia.
Vanderbilt 2015 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 LibrariesRobert 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, November 6-7.

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