This year the American Academy of Religion is hosting it's first ever THATCamp on Friday, November 22, 2013!
THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp.” They exist to bring scholars and technologists of every skill level together to learn how to integrate digital technology into their teaching and research. This means the format is not your typical conference proceedings. THATCamps are “unconferences,” which means sessions are built around hands-on workshops and collaborative working groups rather than formal presentations. Participants are even encouraged to propose sessions they would like to attend in advance of the meeting on the THATCamp AAR13 Blog. So far, we've been able to confirm the following workshops:
- Amanda French of George Mason University's Center for History and New Media has agreed to lead a workshop on Omeka 2.0;
- RiAH's own Lincoln Mullen will run a workshop on data analysis for humanists, walking us through the sorcery that was on display last week;
- Gregory Price Grieve has agreed to host a session on methods and tools in digital ethnography;
- and there will be a special roundtable with a number of big names on academic blogging.
THATCamp AAR13 is free and open to everyone, but a separate registration is required as space is limited. But do hurry and register because because half the spots are already taken! Also note we'll be running from 9am to 5pm on the Friday before sessions begin, but people can pop in and out if their schedule dictates.
For more information, check out aar2013.thatcamp.org or on follow us all on Twitter @THATCampAAR.
Hope to see you there!