St. Lawrence University and SUNY Canton will co-host The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp), a model of open, free and participatory “unconference” that provides a less formal framework for exploring the intersection of the humanities and technology.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at St. Lawrence in Eben Holden, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11, at SUNY Canton in Southworth Library. Shawn Graham, associate professor of history at Carleton University in Ottawa, will deliver the keynote address at 4:45p.m. on March 10 in Eben Holden.
The event is free and open to the public.
Before the conference, participants propose sessions, which are then discussed and voted on by the group as a whole to set the agenda for the second day. The first day will include presentations of digital work by local scholars and students and an informal discussion group in addition to the keynote address.
“THATCamp provides a model for less formal exploration of digital projects and digital possibilities in the North Country,” said Leila Walker, assistant director of the Crossing Boundaries Mellon Humanities Grant and a co-organizer of the event. “We are excited to showcase the innovative work being done in the region and to introduce digital novices to new methods of research, pedagogy and storytelling.”
She added, “We hope that this event will be the first step in building a broad community of digital collaboration among North Country institutions.”
All are encouraged to register and participate. “The planning committee is working to ensure that our unconference is suited to participants at every level from undergraduate and graduate students to advanced academics, those already working in the digital humanities and pedagogy to those who maybe just want to get something started,” said Renee McGarry, contributing editor at Art History Teaching Resources and a co-organizer of the event.
About SUNY Canton
SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III. To learn more, visit www.canton.edu.
About St. Lawrence University
Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton, New York. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. Visit www.stlawu.edu.