Come experience the first “unconference” of its kind at Iowa! THATCamp Iowa City (The Humanities and Technology Camp) is a free-form conference--an unconference--designed so that participants can create their own conversations about technology and the humanities. The unconference is being organized by UI graduate students Melody Dworak and Katherine F. Montgomery, and will be held March 30 - April 1 at the UI Main Library.
Who should participate? Anyone who has been working on or thinking about a digital humanities project and wants to explore ideas with like-minded peers should mark March 30 - April 1 on their calendar. THATCamps are non-hierarchical with little pre-planned programming: discussion-based sessions are proposed and voted on the day of, with some prior discussion happening on the THATCamp Iowa City blog. This unconference is driven by ideas and spontaneous conversations.
On Friday, March 30, THATCamp Iowa City will host workshops to build participants’ skills in practical areas. Workshop topics proposed thus far include the following:
- From Documents to Databases
- Databases 101
- Teaching with a Wiki
- Building digital archives with Omeka
- Portable technologies
- How librarians and humanities scholars collaborate
Organizations co-sponsoring the unconference include the Center for Teaching, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Perry A. and its Helen Judy Bond Fund for Interdisciplinary Interaction, Communication Studies Department, Digital Studio for Public Humanities, Graduate College, ITS Instructional Services, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, School of Library and Information Science, and the University of Iowa Libraries.
Registration is now open! For more information, visit iowacity2012.thatcamp.org or follow @THATCampIC on Twitter.