Tuesday, March 8 • 8:30am - 5:00pm

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This pre-conference event to the third annual joint conference of ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America) and VRA (Visual Resources Association) will bring together members of the professional and public communities to learn about digital humanities (DH) and share knowledge of tools, applications, and other DH projects.

What is THATCamp?

THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp.” It is an unconference: an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. This allows for a more informal, collaborative atmosphere compared to a typical conference setting.

Who should come?

All are welcome! The organizers of the THATCamp are an enthusiastic working group of both ARLIS/NA and VRA members, but this event is open to the public. Non-ARLIS/NA and VRA members are encouraged to attend!

How to register?:

Attendance is limited to 75 participants to ensure a lively and engaged atmosphere. Apply now to let us know why you want to attend and what ideas you want to share. Registration is free and open from October 12th – November 13th. Register here.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent out early in 2016 with plenty of time for attendees to make plans to attend, propose sessions, and discuss interests prior to March 8th.

What to expect and other information:

The unconference format allows for a variety of crowdsourced sessions and topics, and the schedule of the event is not decided until after the accepted attendees propose sessions (here) leading up to the event.  As a group, we will vote on the content the morning of March 8th. Those who propose events are expected to lead and moderate the self-proposed sessions if they are voted into the schedule.

With a maximum of 75 participants, the THATCamp will be intimate, informal, and executed by the attendees themselves. We hope that sessions will create dialog about DH and cultural heritage, as well as demonstrations and showcases of current DH tools and projects from the attendees.

This is a great opportunity to practice presentation skills in an informal environment and talk about topics that didn’t make it into the conference program. Register today!


We hope to have some other fun things planned that day so stay tuned by checking the blog and following #arlisnavra2016 and #thatcamp.

For more information about THATCamps, visit the About page and the THATCamp 101 page.

If you have any questions, please email Sarah Seymore, ude.nogerou@eromyess.

We hope to see you in Seattle!

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Sarah Osborne Bender

Head of Library Techincal Services, National Gallery of Art
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Rebecca Moss

Assistant Director LATIS, University of Minnesota
I've become a big fan of sketchnoting or visual note taking using an iPad Pro and am interested in learning more and practicing this with others.
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Sarah Seymore

Digital Collections Metadata Librarian, University of Oregon

Tuesday March 8, 2016 8:30am - 5:00pm

Attendees (25)