About THATCamp New England

THATCamp New England is an unconference that brings together scholars working in the digital humanities. The first New England THAT Camp will be held at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston on November 13-14, 2010. Please check back or subscribe to the RSS feed to receive announcements. You can also follow the Twitter stream.

If you have questions, feel free to e-mail .

What is an “unconference”?

According to Wikipedia, an unconference is “a conference where the content of the sessions is created and managed by the participants, generally day-by-day during the course of the event, rather than by one or more organizers in advance of the event.” An unconference is not a spectator event. Participants in an unconference are expected to present their work, share their knowledge, and actively collaborate with fellow participants rather than simply attend.

Who should attend?

Anyone with energy and an interest in humanities and technology.

What should I propose?

That’s up to you. Sessions at THATCamp will range from software demos to training sessions to discussions of research findings to half-baked rants (but please no full-blown papers; we’re not here to read or be read to.) You should come to THATCamp with something in mind, and on the first day find a time, a place, and people to share it with. Once you’re at THATCamp, you may also find people with similar topics and interests to team up with for a joint session.

What is BootCamp?

BootCamp is a series of educational, hands-on sessions to introduce participants to the digital humanities. See the BootCamp page for more information.

Where will THATCamp be held?

We’ll be spread out in rooms of Beatty Hall at WIT. On Day 1, enter the building and there will be signs guiding you to the registration table and opening remarks.

Where’s the schedule? When is THATCamp?

We’ll create the entire schedule on Day 1. For now, you can see the basic outline and times on the schedule page.

How do I sign up?

Unfortunately, we only have space for about 90 participants, so we have to do some vetting. Stay tuned for more info on the application process.

How much?

THATCamp is free to all attendees, but a $20 donation towards the cost of running the conference would be much appreciated by the organizers.

How do I sponsor THATCamp?

A limited number of sponsorships are available to corporations and non-profits. Shoot us an email at

How do I get there and where do I stay?

See our locations and direction page for directions and information on hotels and transportation.

What can I do to help?

We’re glad you asked! See our list of suggestions on how to get involved.

About BootCamp

THAT Camp New England is pleased to offer a digital humanities BootCamp on the first day of THATCamp. This will consist of four educational, hands-on sessions on how to use technology in the humanities. BootCamp Sessions The session topics have not yet been finalized but workshop topics will be similar to the following: Text Encoding …

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Call for Participants

The following is the formal call for participants for THATCamp New England 2010. Please distribute this page or the PDF linked below to your departments and colleagues. Call for Participants — THATCamp New England 2010 About THATCamp Wentworth Institute of Technology in partnership with Brandeis University, Brown University, UMass Amherst, and Central Connecticut State University …

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Location and Directions

The fall 2010 THATCamp New England will be held at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts.Wentworth Institute of Technology is located in the heart of Boston. We’re easy to get to by public transportation (use either the Green or Orange lines on the T), offer free parking, and have lots of great places …

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