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October 26-27: THATCamp Vanderbilt 2018

Posted by on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Events, News, Uncategorized.

Friday, October 26, 4:00-6:00 pm and Saturday, October 27, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Curb Center and First Amendment Forum, 1801 Edgehill Ave.

THATCamp Vanderbilt 2018: Digital Literacies, with keynote speakers  Cory Duclos and Zoe Leblanc

Vanderbilt THATCamp (The Humanities And Technology Camp) is an annual unconference* co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities, the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, the Center for TeachingThe Wond’ry, and the Jean and Alexander Heard Library.


This year’s THATCamp will focus on digital literacies and their usefulness, both within and outside “traditional” research contexts.  As always, THATCamp participants may propose a session on any topic, but we especially encourage sessions on themes such as:

  • Digital literacy in and outside the classroom
  • Career building blocks with digital scholarship
  • Digital tools for public engagement
  • Digital research methods across disciplines
  • Digital tools for addressing inequality:  bridging digital divides

The keynote event will feature alumni of the Vanderbilt HASTAC Scholars program discussing the role digital literacy has played in their career paths:  Cory Duclos, Director of the Keck Center for Language Study, Colgate University, and Zoe LeBlanc, Digital Humanities Developer, Scholars’ Lab, University of Virginia. The conversation will be moderated by Terrell Taylor, PhD Candidate in English and Digital Humanities Graduate Fellow at Vanderbilt.

Lunch and breakfast will be served on October 27; please indicate any dietary restrictions when registering for the program.

*Note on unconferences:  An unconference is an informal, loosely structured gathering of people who share and interest in some designated theme or topic — in this case, the intersections of Humanities and Technology.  Rather than following a predetermined agenda of panels and presentations, unconference participants spontaneously pitch, select, and schedule sessions collectively on the first day of the gathering.  Sessions are collaborative and participatory in nature.

Register and learn more at the THATCamp Vanderbilt 2018 website.