The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp)
March 22, 2018 - March 23, 2018
University of Rochester & Memorial Art Gallery
Thursday, March 22 @ 5 pm
Public lecture by Michael Phelps of the Early Manuscripts Electronic Library
Humanities Center conference room D, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester
Friday, March 23 @ 9 am–5 pm
THATCamp @ Memorial Art Gallery
THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) "unconferences" are informal and participatory meetings where humanists and technologists of all skill levels come to discuss digital projects, learn and teach each other new programs and skills, and brainstorm initiatives to support cultural work in digital technology.
This year, participants will be challenged to consider how digital media affect the public's experience of galleries, museums, libraries, and archives. Michael Phelps, founder and executive director of the Early Manuscripts Electronic Library, will launch this theme on Thursday evening with a public lecture about his work at St. Catherine’s Monastery of the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, where he uses new digital technologies and spectral imaging technologies to make lost manuscripts and historical source materials legible and accessible to scholars and the public.
This event is co-sponsored by The Digital Humanities and Social Sciences program at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Program in the Digital Humanities at the University of Rochester in collaboration with the Memorial Art Gallery. Registration is now open for $25 (waived for undergraduate students with ID), payable upon arrival at THATCamp and includes breakfast and lunch.
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