DH Commons

The final session of THATCamp GTA discussed DiSc: Digital Scholarship GTA, a website for networking and information sharing amongst people involved in Digital Scholarship in the GTA.

In this session, we discussed possible collaboration with DH Commons, a hub for connecting people with projects and the tools that enable them. The website will be launching soon, and you can sign up to be a beta tester.

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Register for Idea Jam!

Registration for ThingTank’s Idea Jam, taking place after THATCamp, is now open. Registration is free, but space is limited to 45 participants and is first come first serve, so sign up today! Please visit the following link to register: thatcampideajam.eventbrite.com/

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DH Plenary and Sessions at the Canadian Women Writers Conference

Bethany Nowviskie, Director of Digital Research & Scholarship at the University of Virginia Library, is giving the opening plenary at the Canadian Women Writers Conference, Ryerson University, on Thursday 27 October, from 7:15 to 8:30 PM. The plenary is entitled “How to Play with Maps”.

The Conference will also be hosting a number of Digital Humanities-related sessions: Digital Geographies and Digital Collaboration I & II.

The conference takes place from 27 to 29 October 2011, at Heaslip House, 7th floor, 297 Victoria Street. It is being sponsored by the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory.

For more details about the Conference including the Programme and Registration, please visit:


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Propose an Unconference Session

We would like to know what sessions Campers at THATCamp GTA are interested in participating in! Do not prepare a paper or presentation. Plan instead to have a conversation, to get some work done, or to have fun.

You can now propose a session idea by clicking the Propose a Session! link here or on the schedule page. On the poposal form you will also find some examples of session genres and sample sessions from other THATCamps. Get proposing, Campers!

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Important Update!

Only 15 spots remain for THATCamp GTA, so if you want to attend, be sure to apply now! If you have already applied, then you are registered to attend.

We thank everyone for their interest in attending this year’s BootCamps, but they are now full and registration is for the THATCamp only.

Unfortunately, the OCADU BootCamp has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience for those who wished to attend. All those who applied for the bootcamps will be notified soon of which bootcamp they are attending. Thank you.

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Spaces filling up fast for THATCamp GTA!

A month and some to go, and available spaces are filling up fast for THATCamp GTA! Around 40 spaces are left, but don’t wait until it’s too late! Go to the ‘Apply Now!’ page and register to apply for THATCAMP GTA! Do it now!

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THATCamp GTA news item

THATCamp GTA is featured in the News & Events section of Ryerson University’s Faculty of Arts website. THATCamp GTA is grateful to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts for being a sponsor of THATCamp GTA and the Ryerson-led THATCamp BootCamp.

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Toronto goes digital!

October is turning out to be Digitalapalooza in Toronto! Besides THATCamp GTA on the 21st-22nd and the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory “Space/Place/Play” conference on the 27th-29th, Digifest, Toronto’s international festival celebrating innovation and digital creativity, will be on from the 26th to the 30th!

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THATCamp Fellowships

Fellowships in the amounts of USD$500 and USD$250 are available for those coming to THATCamp GTA. The deadline is 16 September. See the ‘Fellowships’ page.

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UOIT BootCamp revised

Please see the BootCamps page for a revision to the UOIT offering. Professor Christopher Collins will be joined by Dr Tess Pierce of the Digital Life Research Group and John Fentum of Resolution Research, who will lead a session on cloud-based data-processing and analytical tool, reLogic.

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