THATCamp New Souths

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March 1, 2014 - 5:00 pm Registration Deadline

THATCamp New Souths 2014

So what is it again?

It’s a THATCamp–a user-generated “unconference.”  THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp.”

But this THATCamp has a theme: we’re particularly interested in exploring the point(s) at which technology intersects with social justice, history and society, activism, and the sharing of hidden voices, especially in the modern American South.  THATCamp New Souths builds on and takes inspiration from similar events held elsewhere, such as THATCamp PNW 2011, which examined the theme of technology & social justice.  We expect to draw participants from scholars, community activists, and others who study and/or are engaged in social and political action.

When will it be?

THATCamp New Souths will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, 2014.  Details are still being finalized but we anticipate offering optional workshops on Friday afternoon, to be followed that evening by a social event, open to all THATCamp participants, at a nearby venue.

The THATCamp unconference event itself, with its participant-generated sessions and hacking opportunities, will be held on Saturday, March 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where is it being held?

In Richmond, Virginia, on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Who should come?

You should!  Especially if you have a particular interest in our exploration of the intersection of technology with social justice, history and society, activism, and the sharing of hidden voices in the modern American South.  Other participants might simply have a larger interest in the humanities and/or technology.  To put it another way: community activists, scholars, library staff, museum professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, programmers, archivists, developers, non-profit staffers, people from the for-profit sector, lifelong learners—all are welcome, whether experienced THATCamper or first-timer.

Who is pulling this event together?

The planners include the organizers of VCU Libraries’ Digital Pragmata program; other staff of the VCU Libraries; faculty from the departments of History, of English, and of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; and representatives of the Office of Learning Innovation & Student Success—but really, this is your unconference!