This April, the Digital Humanities Institute at George Washington University helped to sponsor the 2014 THATCamp (The Humanities and Technologies Camp) in Washington, DC. An “unconference,” THATCamp brought together teachers, students, software developers, members from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Sunlight Foundation, Tech Cocktail, Cuentos, GW Libraries, and scholars from across DC, as well as members from the GW Digital Humanities Institute and DH Working Group (including many students from English and History).
The event aimed to bring together DH-ers from many different areas and skill sets to have an organic event where talents, tricks, and technologies are offered and explored in a low pressure environment. Invested in digital networks, the conversations from the event can already be found in a variety of digital venues, including the THATCamp blog and Twitter-published in a Storify, highlighting some of the conversations that were generated by this event. Follow the link to the Storify via the Transliterature Blog and don’t forget to click “READ NEXT PAGE.”
Special thanks for this event should also go to Prof. Diane H. Cline and her many wonderful students from the History Department, and everyone else who volunteered their time to help make the day (and the end of the year) a success!