Great Lakes THATCamp
You might have noticed on the UnLab calendar that something called Great Lakes THATcamp will be at the UnLab on Friday, April 20th at 7:00pm.
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. It is happening at Western from April 20th – 22nd.
One of the neat things about THATcamps is that it’s open to anyone broadly interested in the digital humanities – and that’s a wide net. A quick look at the campers attending reveals not just scholars from universities, but librarians, archivists, museum professionals, designers, developers, and more. You can find more about the types of people who go to these events on their About page.
Given the diversity of UnLondon and the UnLab, the Great Lakes THATcamp will likely appeal to members. If you’re curious about technology and the humanities, and would like to connect with scholars, librarians, museums, etc., stop by the UnLab Friday night at 7:00pm for an informal evening of tech and conversation with folks attending the Great Lakes THATcamp.
On Sunday at 10:00am, there will be demonstrations of projects by THATcamp-ers and UnLab-ers, and you’re welcome to stop by and see what’s going on. If you have something you’d like to show off with other tech-interested people, bring it along!
Although the registration deadline has passed, if the unconference looks like an event you’d like to attend, spots can be found for UnLondon or UnLab members. Contact Devon Elliott for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org