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The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp)

March 22, 2018 - March 23, 2018
University of Rochester & Memorial Art Gallery

A 2018 THATCamp will be co-sponsored by The Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester Andrew W. Mellon Digital Humanities Fellows in collaboration with the Memorial Art Gallery. We hope you will join us for the keynote address at the University of Rochester and for the 2018 THATCamp at the Memorial Art Gallery. Look for more information and registration on the website soon!

Thursday, March 22, 2018
University of Rochester (room TBD)

Keynote address by Michael Phelps, Director of EMEL (the Early Manuscript Electronic Library) & the palimpsest project at Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai

Mike Phelps leads the project out at Mount Sinai in the Sinai peninsula. Saint Catherine’s Monastery has been continuously operating since the fourth century. In 1973, an earthquake knocked down a wall which revealed a previously unknown section of the library. We know now over a hundred of the newly discovered texts are palimpsests. The under texts from these documents are regularly revealing some of the earliest texts of their kind- and new words in rarely recorded languages.

Friday, March 23, 2018
Memorial Art Gallery

THATCamp digital humanities "unconferences" are informal, spontaneous, and participatory events in which most sessions are group discussions, productive working sessions, or pop-up collaborations. Keynote speaker Mike Phelps will be participating in THATCamp as an interlocutor.

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