We are delighted to announce that the AHA annual meeting will once again have an associated THATCamp on Tuesday, January 6 at the New School.
THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) is an unconference: an inexpensive, open gathering where participants set the agenda themselves. Topics are proposed in advance via the website or on the day itself. During the sessions, humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together, collaboratively exploring questions on any aspect of the application of technology to the humanities. The session format might be a general discussion, a project-based hackathon, or a workshop focusing on a particular technological skill.
We are pleased and excited to have The Humanities Action Lab at the New School for Public Engagement hosting the camp. The New School is renowned for its innovative approach, and New York City is one of the world’s most vibrant cities, so we expect a stimulating and intellectually challenging day, with participants drawn from a large and diverse constituency.
THATCamp is open to all, not just to those attending the annual meeting. Attendees do not require any special skills, other than an open mind and a willingness to participate, learn, and share. Success depends on having participants from the broadest diversity of backgrounds and skills possible. We are particularly keen to encourage first-time attendees, and we welcome graduate students, scholars, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and programmers, K–12 teachers, administrators, managers, and funders as well as people from the non-profit sector, the for-profit sector, and anyone interested in the application of technology to the study of the humanities.
The AHA has negotiated excellent hotel rates for the annual meeting and three days before and after the meeting, but allocation is limited and they are selling out fast, so if you plan to attend don’t delay and register for the annual meeting now. Registration for THATCamp is separate, so please go to THATCampAHA 2015 where you can find out more, sign up, propose a topic, and meet your fellow campers.