The History of Science Society is paying close attention to innovation in the Digital Humanities. This year, for a second year in a row, HSS is sponsoring a THATCamp in conjunction with the annual meeting. The camp will be held on Thursday, November 19, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the conference hotel. The two morning workshops are designed to provide instruction in technologies that scholars might find useful in their research or in their teaching. The workshops are “Natural Language Processing” taught by Erick Peirson (ASU) and “Palladio: A Viewfinder for Historical Data” taught by Nicole Coleman (Stanford).
After lunch, there will be a Digital Pedagogy Roundtable, followed by two sessions of the traditional Un-conference. The organizers are still looking for Roundtable discussants who have experience in teaching that involves digital tools, so if you are interested participating, please contact the organizers, via the website.
People are encouraged to come to the entire day, but no one should feel obliged to do so. If you can make the afternoon session only, please sign up. And please feel free to propose a topic you would like to discuss or know more about. This is an unconference, so participants decide the agenda. The cost is subsidized by HSS, but a $20 donation to help fund this event is encouraged–to be paid at the door.
Go to the website https://thatcamphss.wordpress.com/ to find out more, register, and propose some unconference session topics. Please join us for an interesting afternoon.