For those new to THATCamp, Brian Croxall’s ProfHacker article, “The Results of an Unconference”, gives an great overview of what goes on at THATCamps.
DHers take note: The week after THATCamp, Ryerson University will be hosting the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory’s Canadian Women Writers Conference from the 27th to 29th of October 2011. CWRC is “an online infrastructure project designed to enable unprecedented avenues for studying the words that most move people in and about Canada”. The conference, sponsored in part by the Centre for Digital Humanities, will feature three keynote speakers: poet Dionne Brand, who recently was awarded the Griffin Prize for her book Ossuaries; Lori Saint-Martin, award-winning author, translator, and UQAM professor, and Bethany Nowviskie, Director of Digital Research and Scholarship at the University of Virginia Library.
The conference theme is “Space / Place / Play” and papers will illuminate the vast diversity of Canadian women’s writing, past and present, in all genres and formats (printed text, manuscripts, journalism, screenwriting, graphic novels, songs, music, performance art, artists’ books), of all cultures, regions, and linguistic groups. As conference organizer Ruth Panofsky, Professor in the Department of English at Ryerson, observes, “the event will capture this dynamic moment in digital humanities scholarship where its application moves beyond archival recuperation to explore as well the possibilities of experiential play and digital topography as new modes of research into Canadian women’s writing. For more on the conference, please visit the conference blog.
THATCamp GTA is delighted to announce that ThingTank will be holding a Special THATCamp GTA IdeaJam on:
The role of making and prototyping for digital humanities
An IdeaJam is an informal brainstorm around ideas (at any state of
completion) that require some extra love and sharing of expertise. If
you have an idea that you need help with, come pitch it at our
bi-monthly events. This is no Dragon’s Den or Shark Tank! Idea Jams are
informal get-togethers with just enough structure to make sure that you
get something of value out of coming.
ThingTank will be hosting a special IdeaJam for THATCamp on the topic of
making, prototyping and the digital humanities. Interested in exploring
the connections between these topics? Come jam with us!
Where: ThingTank, 376 Bathurst Street
When: Saturday, 22 October 2011, 6:00PM – 7:00PM
IdeaJam moderated by Matt Ratto, Alan Galey (University of Toronto), Bill Turkel (University of Western Ontario) and Kevin Kee (Brock University).
Preliminary descriptions of the BootCamps to be held at OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology and University of Toronto are now available! See the BootCamps section.
Please complete and send the Registration form on the Registration page. Registration for BootCamps will open when all the BootCamps have been finalized.
The final session of THATCamp GTA will focus on DiSc (Digital Scholarship). DiSc is a grassroots, faculty- and student-run online forum for the sharing of news, ideas, and expertise related to all aspects of digital scholarship in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and beyond. We encourage everyone to visit the site, create a profile, tell us about projects you are involved in, and come to THATCamp GTA with ideas about how DiSc can be useful to you!
We hope to have descriptions of THATCamp GTA Bootcamps and online Registration available by the start of next week. Stay tuned!
THATCamp GTA is being co-sponsored by four universities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA): the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU), Ryerson University (RU), the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), and the University of Toronto (UT). THATCamp GTA will take place at Ryerson University on Saturday, 22 October 2011. Various Bootcamps will take place at each of the sponsoring universities on Friday, 21 October 2011. Stayed tuned for further details!