THATCamp is a user-generated “unconference” on digital humanities organized and hosted by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, May 22-23, 2010. Deadline for applications is March 15.
What is an “unconference”?
According to Wikipedia, an unconference is “a conference where the content of the sessions is created and managed by the participants, generally day-by-day during the course of the event, rather than by one or more organizers in advance of the event.” An unconference is not a spectator event. Participants in an unconference are expected to present their work, share their knowledge, and actively collaborate with fellow participants rather than simply attend.
Who should attend?
Anyone with energy and an interest in digital humanities.
What should I propose?
That’s up to you. Sessions at THATCamp will range from software demos to training sessions to discussions of research findings to half-baked rants (but please no full-blown papers; we’re not here to read or be read to.) You should come to THATCamp with something in mind, and on the first day find a time, a place, and people to share it with. Once you’re at THATCamp, you may also find people with similar topics and interests to team up with for a joint session.
Where will THATCamp be held?
We’ll be spread out in rooms of the Research 1 building on the main Fairfax campus at George Mason University. On Day 1, enter the building and there will be signs guiding you to the registration table and opening remarks.
Where’s the schedule? When is THATCamp?
We’ll create the entire schedule on Day 1, but the important parts go as follows: Day 1 begins with registration from 8:30-9 (breakfast included), and we’ll begin promptly at 9am. Day 1 will end at 5:30pm, and we’ll resume for day 2 at with breakfast (yes, we’ll have lots of coffee) at 8:30am and sessions beginning at 9am. Day 2 will end in time for campers to catch their flights and grab lunch.
How do I sign up?
Unfortunately, we only have space for ~100 participants, so we have to do some vetting.
THATCamp is free to all attendees, but a $25 donation towards snacks and diet coke will be much appreciated by the organizers.
How do I sponsor THATCamp?
A limited number of sponsorships are available to corporations and non-profits. Shoot us an email at gro.p1493486825macta1493486825ht@of1493486825ni1493486825
How do I get there and where do I stay?
See our Travel page for directions and information on hotels and transportation.