In partnership with Michigan State University, Lawrence Technological University is proud to host Great Lakes THATCamp for the unconference’s landmark fifth year! Look for the program to expand this year with new digital skills workshops designed for the DH-curious and veteran alike. We have some great surprises in store which we’ll be announcing in the next month.
What is a THATCamp? A THATCamp (“The Humanities and Technology Camp”) is a user-generated unconference: “an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot.” Participants decide their agendas and form project/discussion groups.
THATCamps are modeled on THATCamp Prime, an unconference created by the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University. THATCamps now take place worldwide. The Great Lakes THATCamps have been held at Michigan State University (2010, 2011), Western University in London, Ontario (2012), and Lawrence Technological University (2013). At Great Lakes THATCamp 2014, we invite participants to the Great Lakes region for a day of digital skills workshops, networking, and project creation workshops.
The Great Lakes THATCamp 2014 website will go live sometime in the next month. Watch for announcements and links to registration on detroitdh.org. In the meantime, you can also follow @glthatcamp and @detroitdh on Twitter.