Wednesday, February 28: THATCamp


What camp?

THATCamp at Savannah

On February 27, 2013, from 1 to 6 p.m. the Society of Early Americanists will be holding a brief THATCamp in the conference hotel.

THATCamps bring together scholars in the humanities with technologists, information scientists, and anyone else interested in learning more about the intersection between humanistic inquiry and digital technology.

Conceptualized as an “unconference,” a THATCamp is deliberately under-planned and non-hierarchical, without a detailed program or agenda, and attendees are encouraged to take an active role in proposing topics for discussion. Ralph Bauer, Michele Speitz, and Ed Whitely comprise the organizing committee, and they are working with Amanda French, a THATCamp coordinator from the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. The SEA Camp will include workshops on Omeka, an open-source digital publishing platform designed for scholars, librarians, and archivists, as well as on Data Visualization, which will explore several basic tools for visualizing literary and historical data. It will also feature breakout sessions on topics proposed by registrants in the weeks leading up to the event.

If you are interested in participating, please see to register for the event. Participants are asked to pay a small fee, $10 for students, $20 for faculty, which will help pay for an afternoon coffee break and audio-visual equipment.

For more information about THATCamp in general, visit

The SEA THATCamp page is:


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