Call for Participants and Promotional Posters
Below you’ll find the formal call for participants for THATCamp Chicago 2010 and promotional posters. Please distribute this page or the PDFs linked below to your departments and colleagues.
About THATCamp Chicago
Northwestern University Libraries and Departments of Gender Studies and English in partnership with The University of Chicago Division of the Humanities and The Newberry Library are pleased to announce the first THATCamp Chicago. THATCamp Chicago 2010 will be held on Saturday, November 20 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
The Humanities and Technology Camp—or THATCamp—is a user-generated “unconference” in the digital humanities. Instead of being constructed around a specific theme or discipline, the program is based on attendee interests and is agreed upon at the beginning of the event. An unconference relies heavily on interaction and face-to-face conversations. THATCamp participants present their work, share their knowledge, and actively collaborate with fellow participants.
During THATCamp, sessions will likely range from discussions of current issues in digital scholarship, pedagogy, and curation to software demos, training sessions, and lightning talks. In other words, participants are neither expected nor encouraged to present formally arranged talks, papers, or panels. Prior to the event, participants will be invited to share their ideas for potential THATCamp sessions. Once at the event, they will collectively agree on the sessions where those conversations will take place.
During the unconference on November 20th, THATCamp Chicago will offer a digital humanities BootCamp track. Several educational, hands-on sessions will provide a basic introduction to technology in the humanities. Through funding from the Mellon Foundation and the Council on Library and Information Resources, a limited number of fellowships are available. The session topics are not yet finalized but will be similar to the following:
- Programming with Processing
- Omeka As a Digital Archive for Researchers and Librarians
- Design Tools for the Digital Humanities
- Geographical Information Systems
How to Apply
THATCamp is open to anyone with an interest in humanities and technology: faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, teachers, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, university staff and administrators, educational technologists, designers, developers, hackers, public historians, artists, writers, and more.
Unfortunately, there is space only for a limited number of participants at THATCamp Chicago. Applications will be accepted from Monday, August 23, 2010 through Friday, October 1, 2010. Click here to apply now.