In conjunction with the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHCM) at Texas A & M, the Digital Humanities Caucus is planning THATCamp ASECS on March 21, 2012. It will be an opportunity to discuss and debate issues in the digital humanities related to eighteenth-century studies in an informal and open environment. For anyone who is new to the idea of THATCamp, the event will be an unconference. THATCamps are self-organizing, free events ‘where humanists and technologists meet to work together for the common good’. For more information go to THATCamp.org. THATCamp ASECS will be an opportunity for anyone attending ASECS, and anyone else who wants to join in, to discuss the use of digital resources, tools and methods for eighteenth-century studies.
The event will be accessible to all and it would be good to have some sessions which are about introducing people to some of the digital research possibilities for eighteenth century scholars. Please post co mments or questions about the format here. There will be a website for the event for registering and most importantly for suggestions for the program in the near future.
The last two hours of the day will be a workshop about how to use 18thConnect to which everyone is invited. To wind up what we’re hoping will be a very good day of digital eighteenth-century studies the IDHCM will host a cash-bar with finger-food. Please plan on coming to THATCamp ASECS, the 18thConnect workshop and the IDHCM cash-bar, and tell your friends and colleagues (especially those won’t be likely to read this blog), and of course watch this space for more information over the coming months.