So what makes THATCamp so different? They’re run in an (un)conference format and provide a collegial setting, where discussion takes place on new media and its wider application in the humanities, other scholarly disciplines, and the world beyond. Regardless of technical expertise or skill level, THATCamp Milwaukee provides an open and accessible space to “get your feet wet,” so to speak, in the digital humanities. Above all, it is a place to learn, experiment, and create.
Organized by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Library’s Digital Humanities Lab and the UWM History Department, this particular THATCamp is loosely based around the theme of building community through the digital humanities. Many of the DH Lab’s initial projects focus on public-facing and community-oriented projects that document, visualize, and contextualize the city and state where we’re headquartered – Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Other UWM projects – proposed or underway – look outward to other virtually imagined communities around the nation and the world. The DH Lab is an experimental and growing community itself, grounded in the same improvisational spirit that animates THATCamp’s organizers.
May 23rd: Bootcamp (workshops)
May 24th: THATCamp (sessions)
Registration is free!!!
THATCamp is truly democratic and relies on session proposals from participants to succeed. The more session proposals are received, the more topics there will be to discuss. So, you are strongly encouraged to propose a session after registering: