Abby Curtin Teare, Grants Manager, Cleveland History Center
- Seeking Additional Presenters
- Seeking General Feedback and Interest
- Science and Tech
THATCamp is a workshop for digital explorers and enthusiasts. It will consist of 6 to 9 concurrent mini-sessions, conversation, and networking at the intersection of digital technology and public history work. THATCamp NCPH is an informal, inclusive, participatory experience modeled on The Humanities and Technology “unconferences” developed by the Center for History and New Media.
The goal of THATCamp NCPH is to provide a variety of both pre-planned sessions and sessions proposed on the spot by workshop participants on a variety of digital humanities tools and topics. THATCamp will consist of approximately 6 to 9 one-hour sessions over the course of the five hours workshop. Sessions might include tool talks or demonstrations, project showcases, productive “maker” sessions, experiments, or free-form discussions. In the THATCamp model, participants are encouraged to use session time to “create, build, write, hack, and solve problems.”
We are seeking individuals to lead/facilitate 3 to 4 pre-planned sessions during THATCamp NCPH 2018 on a specific digital tool/topic/methodology. We encourage participation from a range of positions and professionals, including, but not limited to students, scholars, librarians, archivists, historic preservationists, oral historians, podcasters, and museum professionals. In the spirit of the THATCamp unconference model, we are seeking facilitators who will be able to guide dynamic conversations and spark participation among THATCamp attendees while leading discovery of digital tools and methodologies, rather than individuals to present material to participants in the traditional style of a paper presentation or panel.
We are also open to receiving ideas for on-the-spot sessions that NCPH attendees might like to see on the day of the workshop. Ideas generated in advance of the workshop might be compiled into a list of possible sessions for attendees to vote on at the workshop.
If you have a direct offer of assistance, sensitive criticism, or wish to pass along someone’s contact information confidentially, please get in contact directly: Abby Curtin Teare, [email protected]
If you have general ideas or feedback to share, please feel free to use the comments feature below.