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THATCamp PNW - University of Washington - October 23 & 24, 2010

Based on early feedback from this year's HASTAC Scholars, we will definitely encourage and help you organize more local H-Scholars events next year. One group that has done an amazing job of that this year has been the University of Washington HASTAC Scholars. Jentery Sayers helped organize the Seattle events and I know it's helped to create a conversation amongst local HASTAC Scholars, visiting scholars, and local folks interested in the topics. 

Jentery Sayers is now co-organizing a THATCamp in Seattle next year. Below is an introduction to THATCamps (if you're not already familiar) and a link to their very informative and clear website. I hope some of you will apply - especially if you're already in that geographical area. 

Contact Jentery and Paige for more info:


Just a quick reminder: the deadline for applications is Monday, June 7th. If you have the opportunity, then please circulate the CFP (below our signature) &/or direct folks to the THATCampPNW site ( using whatever your preferred means (e.g., F2F, Twitter, FB, listservs, emails, blogs...).  Feel free to excerpt/edit the CFP as you wish.

Although we already have a number of applications, we'd like to have many more, especially from the PNW region (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, BC, Alaska, western Montana, northern California).

Let us know what questions you have!  In the meantime, we're looking forward to October!


Jentery & Paige


*** THATCamp PNW CFP ***

THATCamp PNW, or, The Humanities And Technology Camp Pacific Northwest, is a two-day event where humanities and technology students, scholars, professionals, and dabblers, will convene to discuss the intersection of humanities research and technology, demo new projects, and learn more about digital humanities scholarship and programs in the Pacific Northwest region.

"Camp" indicates that THATCamp is a participant-driven "unconference"-check your papers and suits at the door, and just be ready to talk about the work you're doing, the work you want to do,

how you might collaborate with others, and how you can help and be helped by a community dedicated to the intersection and integration of the humanities and technology. THATCamp was originally created by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. You might also know CHNM as the institution behind Zotero and Omeka.

Conversations at THATCamp might address collaboration between professors, librarians, archivists and scholars; humanities-related programming and software development; issues related to digital curation; technology and pedagogy; and digital art and literature -- to name just a few possibilities. We encourage graduate students, faculty and staff, non-academic professionals, and independent scholars to attend. Whether your primary knowledge is based in the humanities or in technology, if you're interested in any of the above topics, THATCampPNW is for you.

You can learn more about THATCampPNW 2010 at the University of Washington at our website,

The first THATCamp PNW was hosted by Washington State University in Pullman last October, and had participants from the University of Washington, Eastern Washington University, the University of Idaho, Boise State University, and the Washington Digital Archives. Our hope is that THATCamp PNW 2010 will include participants from throughout the Pacific Northwest region, including Canada. We are committed to making THATCampPNW an affordable event, and thanks to generous sponsorship from the Simpson Center from the Humanities and the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, THATCamp PNW 2010 has no conference or registration fees.

Because of space limitations, we can only accept 80 "campers" for THATCampPNW 2010, and so we're asking all participants to complete a brief application, available at the website. Applications are due by June 7, and participants will be notified of acceptance by June 28th.

We would appreciate it if you could circulate this announcement among your colleagues, co-workers, students, and friends. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at -- and we hope to see you in Seattle in October!


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Just shared this on Twitter with our digitalculturebooks followers.  As an alum of THATCamp Columbus, I'm happy to spread the word.  I'm sure that Jentery, Paige and the THATCamp crew will pull off another great event!