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Friday, August 12, 2011

Conference: THATCamp Cyprus. September 3-4

The first THATCamp Cyprus will be held over the weekend of 3-4 September 2011 in Limassol, Cyprus, at the Cyprus University of Technology.

THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) is an open meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. It is an unconference which means that there are no presentations and all participants work together to form the program.

THATCamp Cyprus is committed to explore the full breadth of how Technology and the Humanities intersect and integrate, while at the same time it wishes to take advantage of its Cyprus-specificity to suggest solutions to local questions. Hosted by the Visual Sociology and Museum Studies Lab (Cyprus University of Technology, Dept. of Multimedia and Graphic Arts) THATCamp Cyprus is also interested in how new technologies and platforms are changing fundamental things about social research, museums, archives, academia and education in more general terms.

Who should attend?
Anyone interested in studying, supporting, teaching, researching, creating or otherwise shaping digital humanities, humanistic social sciences, information sciences, new media, and any other allied fields. You can be an academic, a librarian, an archivist, a developer, a writer, a student (grad or undergrad), a curator, a designer, an educator, a public historian, an archaeologist, an independent scholar, or any combination thereof (as most of us are), or even a non-humanist. You can be an expert or a newbie; as long as you have something to talk about and things you want to learn regarding the intersection and integration of the humanities and technology, this is the place to be.

The sessions may range from software demos to training sessions to discussions of research findings to half-baked rants, but please no full-blown papers. Come to THATCamp with something in mind, and a desire to share it. This could be the place to bring up a project for rapid development, to articulate a theoretical concern or get feedback on an idea, and participants are also encouraged to propose coding and co-writing sessions where the emphasis is on doing, not talking.


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