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THATCamp, Vanderbilt University, Nov 1-2, 2013

THATCamp

Across campus, students and scholars in the humanities are using digital tools in a large variety of ways to take their research to new levels. In order to help facilitate the conversation on digital scholarship, the Warren Center's Digital Humanities Seminar, the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching, the Center for Second Language Studies, the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning, and the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy will co-host our second THATCamp Vanderbilt University, an unconference on humanities and technology, November 1-2, 2013.

The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp) was first held in 2008 at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. This "unconference" is based on participant generated session ideas and conversation rather than the traditional conference model of prescheduled paper presentations. An unconference is like a seminar, whereas a conference is more like a lecture. Participants at THATCamp are expected to share their ideas and work, and to collaborate with each other throughout the conference. In 2009, institutions across the United States began hosting regional THATCamps for local audiences, and now THATCamps are taking place around the world.

THATCamp Vanderbilt University will hold workshop sessions on Friday, November 1, that will feature hands-on instruction on various digital humanities tools and topics. The unconference sessions will be held on Saturday, November 2.

Faculty, students, staff, librarians, archivists, journalists, technologists, and other interested parties of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Participation is free, but registration is required and will be available at http://vanderbilt2013.thatcamp.org.

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