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What’s THATCamp?

It’s a double header this week with another fantastic guest post about an opportunity you’re going to want to jump on fast.

From the Organizers of THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camps) QueensU2013:

The ‘Digital Humanities’ are receiving increasing attention in academia. Despite the buzz, many newcomers from traditional humanities lack opportunities to connect with experienced DH practitioners who can help conceptualise, model, and launch a project, or teach the skills needed to realise research projects.

Queen’s University Libraries, in partnership with a group of graduate students, is hosting a one-day, inaugural event to help launch these kinds of productive collaborations at Queen’s.

“We’re hoping to initiate a strong digital humanities community at Queen’s, and to build relationships among researchers, students, archivists, and librarians from around the region,” says Emily Murphy, co-organizer of THATCamp QueensU2013. This event, part of a worldwide network of THATCamps (The Humanities and Technology Camps), will provide humanists and technologists of all skill levels opportunities to learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. Scholars, students, librarians, and archivists who seek to interrogate the intersections between technology and the humanities can participate in THATCamp to collaborate on projects, to explore how to use technology in their research, to learn new skills, and to gain new perspectives.

“The philosophy that undergirds the THATCamp movement,” says co-organizer Maya Bielinski, “is one that values collaboration. We are excited about the opportunity for members of the Queen’s, Kingston, and Eastern Ontario digital humanities communities to get together to work and talk about how technology can interface with our study of the humanities.”

All are welcome to this free event, which aims to attract participants with a broad diversity of backgrounds and skills. To register, visit queensu2013.thatcamp.org. Registration closes January 25th.

THATCamp QueensU2013 will be held in Douglas Library from 9:30am to 5:00pm on Saturday, February 9th.

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One comment on “What’s THATCamp?
  1. Colette says:

    sounds like this would be great. I hope some of you make it out there

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