Presentation: The History and Future of Academic Conferences (Specifically THATCamp)
Who: Amanda French, THATCamp coordinator at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University
When: Friday March 9th, 4:00pm
Where: Auditorium, Richard B. Russell Building, home of the Special Collections Libraries
Amanda French, THATCamp (The Humanities And Technology Camp) coordinator at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, will speak on “The History and Future of Academic Conferences” at the University of Georgia March 9, prior to THATCamp Southeast, which is to be held at the Miller Learning Center on March 10th and 11th.
“I consider myself a member of the community of practice known as the ‘digital humanities,’ which means that I think hard about how the study of literature, history, and philosophy has been and is being and might be changed by computers and the Internet — but I don’t limit myself to thinking; I get my hands dirty, thus causing some of the very change I think about, in an inexcusable breach of objectivity,” French said.
Prior to joining George Mason, French was an assistant research scholar in the Archives and Public History program at New York University, where she helped develop a model digital curriculum, and developed and taught the graduate course “Creating Digital History.”
The UGA Libraries’ Professional Development and Research Committee is sponsoring the event, using funds from the W. Porter Kellam Library Enrichment Fund. All are welcome.