THAT Camp returns to HSS

The HSS is sponsoring its 4th annual THATCamp on Sunday, November 12 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the conference hotel, Sheraton Centre Toronto. The camp is free and open to anyone who wants to spend time exploring digital history of science. The website has full details and registration information. Follow us on twitter at #THATCampHSS.

People of all experience levels are welcome—newbies as well as experienced coders. The goal is to interact, try out new applications, ask questions, give advice, and learn.

Charles Pence

John Stewart

In addition to the lightning talks and “unconference” sessions, we have scheduled two keynote lectures for the lunchtime slot: Charles Pence (Louisiana State University) and John Stewart (University of Oklahoma). Pence will talk about “Text Mining in the History of Science.” Stewart will discuss material from his experience as Assistant Director of Digital Learning at OU.

Some food and refreshments will be provided, including a light lunch.

This year’s THATCamp is being planned by Kate Sheppard (Missouri University of Science and Technology), Danielle Picard (Vanderbilt), and Stephen Weldon (University of Oklahoma).