THATCamp Canberra is a user-generated ‘unconference’ on the digital humanities. It’s inspired by the original THATCamp (The Humanities And Technology), organised by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, and is one of a growing number of regional THATCamps springing up around the world. THATCamp Canberra will be held at the University of Canberra on 28-29 August 2010.
Anyone with an interest in the digital humanities is welcome to attend. This includes academics, students (undergrads and postgrads), independent scholars, new media practitioners, curators, archivists, librarians, artists, hackers, developers, data-mungers and more. From complete newbies to hardened coders, anyone with the energy to explore the possibilities and problems raised by the application of technology to the humanities is welcome at THATCamp Canberra. Given our location in the nation’s capital, we hope to see plenty of staff from our national cultural institutions.
If you're worried you might be out of your depth, don't be -- alongside the regular unconference sessions, we’ll also be running a digital humanities BootCamp. The BootCamp will provide an introduction to some of the tools, methods, technologies and standards used by researchers in the digital humanities. It’s a camp within a camp -- a crash course to get you up and running, helping you to get the most out of your THATCamp experience.
THATCamp Canberra is FREE to all. Thanks to the Mellon Foundation and the wonderful folks at the Center for History and New Media, we'll also be offering a small number of micro-fellowships to postgrads and early-career researchers who are interested in exploring how digital methods might enrich or extend their own scholarship.
For more details and to submit your application just head along to the website. Applications close on 23 July.
To keep up with the latest details follow THATCampCBR on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thatcampcbr
THATCamp Canberra is supported by the Digital Design + Media Arts Research Cluster, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra.
Dr Tim Sherratt
Australian National Data Service
W. K. Hancock Building (#43)
Australan National University
ACT 0200 Australia
Ph: +61 2 6125 1953
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