The following announcement describes a THATCamp event taking place at the end of April in East Lansing (Michigan). --ELM
Announcing Great Lakes THATCamp 2011
Held on the campus of Michigan State University on April 30th and May 1st, Great Lakes THATCamp (The Humanities And Technology Camp) is a user-generated "unconference" on digital humanities originally inspired by the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone interested in studying, supporting, teaching, researching, creating or otherwise shaping digital humanities, humanistic social sciences, information sciences, new media, and any other allied fields. You can be an academic, a librarian, an archivist, a developer, a writer, a student (grad or undergrad), a curator, a designer, an educator, a public historian, an archaeologist, an independent scholar, or any combination thereof (as most of us are). You can be an expert or a newbie; as long as you have something to talk about and things you want to learn regarding the intersection and integration of the humanities and technology, this is the place to be. The list of "who should attend" is as broad as the field of "digital humanities" itself.
So, No Suits, No Papers... What Do You do?
Show, tell, collaborate, share, and walk away inspired. Sessions at Great Lakes THATCamp will range from software demos to training sessions to discussions of research findings to half-baked rants. The only real thing we don't want to see is people standing up and reading a full blown paper, this isn't your typical academic conference – we're not here to read or be read to.
Submitting a Proposal
Submitting a proposal to Great Lakes THATCamp is easy. Just fill out the Application form on the website (http://greatlakesthatcamp.org). No formal (lengthy) proposal is required - just a brief description of what you would like to talk about. Unfortunately, we can only accept a max of 100 people, so we're going to have to do some vetting. Deadline for submitting is March 11th, 2010.
How Much Does Great Lakes THATCamp Cost?
THATCamp isn't your average academic conference, so you aren't going to have to pay an expensive conference registration fee. All we ask is that all attendees pay $25 to cover meals (attendees will be provided breakfast & lunch during the event), as well as a t-shirt to commemorate the event.
For more information on Great Lakes THATCamp, go to http://greatlakesthatcamp.org. Any questions can be sent directly to Ethan Watrall ([log in to unmask])