You are here

THATCamp

THATCamp North Country: Digital Stories - The Humanities And Technology Camp will be held on March 10th-11th, 2016.

Keynote address by Shawn Graham (Prof. of History, Carelton U)

Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 4:45pm

Eben Holden Main Room
St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY

Friday, March 11, 2016 from 9am to 4pm

Southworth Library
SUNY Canton
Canton, NY

St. Lawrence University and SUNY Canton will co-host The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp), a model of open, free and participatory “unconference” that provides a less formal framework for exploring the intersection of the humanities and technology.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at St. Lawrence in Eben Holden, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11, at SUNY Canton in Southworth Library. Shawn Graham, associate professor of history at Carleton University in Ottawa, will deliver the keynote address at 4:45p.m. on March 10 in Eben Holden.

Registration for THATCamp North Country is now open at http://northcountry2016.thatcamp.org/register. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Before the conference, participants propose sessions, which are then discussed and voted on by the group as a whole to set the agenda for the second day. The first day will include presentations of digital work by local scholars and students and an informal discussion group in addition to the keynote address.

“THATCamp provides a model for less formal exploration of digital projects and digital possibilities in the North Country,” said Leila Walker, assistant director of the Crossing Boundaries Mellon Humanities Grant and a co-organizer of the event. “We are excited to showcase the innovative work being done in the region and to introduce digital novices to new methods of research, pedagogy and storytelling.”

She added, “We hope that this event will be the first step in building a broad community of digital collaboration among North Country institutions.”

All are encouraged to register and participate. “The planning committee is working to ensure that our unconference is suited to participants at every level from undergraduate and graduate students to advanced academics, those already working in the digital humanities and pedagogy to those who maybe just want to get something started,” said Renee McGarry, contributing editor at Art History Teaching Resources and a co-organizer of the event.

To learn more about THATCamp North Country, visit http://northcountry2016.thatcamp.org. Participants may propose discussion topics, workshops, play sessions and make sessions or comment on sessions already proposed at http://northcountry2016.thatcamp.org/propose. Questions may be directed to the organizing committee at thatcampnorthcountry@gmail.com. Follow the discussion at @thatcampnoco on Twitter.

If you have any questions about THATCamp or how you can participate, email Leila Walker at lwalker@stlawu.edu.