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THATCamp Southeast: Now on Facebook

We here at TCSE HQ are big fans of Twitter. Perhaps you’re following us already? But just like THATCamps are for anyone with interests in the humanities and technology (that’s why we’re hosting a BootCamp, after all!) we’re not going to limit ourselves to one social media network. That’s why we’ve created a new Facebook page for the Camp. We hope that this makes it easier for you to share THATCamp with your friends and colleagues without resorting to our incredible THATCamp SE poster (PDF).

And while you’re admiring the charmingly hand-hewn nature of our Wall, may we invite you to please “Like” us as well? We’re out to become the most-Liked THATCamp on Facebook! (We’ll admit this is not a terribly lofty summit to climb at the moment, but there you have it.)

Now available: the official THATCamp SE poster!

Start spreading the news: THATCamp SE applications are now open! To help you get the word out, here’s the hot-off-the-presses THATCamp SE poster (PDF), which we hope you’ll plaster all over the Southeast.

Please forward this poster widely to listservs, academic departments, and anyone else you think might be interested. But if you do, will you drop us a line at moc.l1506320281iamg@1506320281tsaeh1506320281tuos.1506320281pmact1506320281aht1506320281 to let us know where you’ve sent it? We’d like to avoid spamming people.

Here’s our suggestion for an email to accompany the poster as you pass it on. But of course you should feel free to use your own words.

Dear XXXXXX,

THATCamp Southeast (southeast2011.thatcamp.org/) is a free “unconference” for anyone working at the intersection of the humanities and technology. It will be held at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 4-6, 2011.

We’re currently accepting applications from students, faculty, librarians, technologists, museum professionals, archivists, and anyone else who is interested in the digital (and the) humanities. We’d appreciate it if you’d pass this message on, and post the attached flyer if you can.

Because THATCamp is an “unconference,” our participants will determine the ground we cover. Depending on your interests, we may hold sessions on issues in digital scholarship, pedagogy, curation, software demos, or training sessions. In other words, you won’t present formal talks, papers, or panels. Instead, you’ll share your ideas for potential THATCamp sessions prior to the Camp. At the start of the event, we’ll collectively agree on which conversations will take place.

Our event also includes a one-day “BootCamp”: a series of hands-on workshops to help get digital novices up to speed. So don’t be intimidated if you’re new to digital humanities!

The brief application is available at southeast2011.thatcamp.org/apply-to-attend. The deadline is January 9, 2011.

Please email moc.l1506320281iamg@1506320281tsaeh1506320281tuos.1506320281pmact1506320281aht1506320281 with any questions, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/THATCamp_SE). We look forward to hearing from you!

All best,
XXXXXXX

THATCamp Southeast Applications are Open!

The moment that you’ve been waiting for has arrived: THATCamp Southeast is now accepting applications! We’ll be taking them until 9 January, but that’s no reason to wait to apply. We plan to accept around 75 Campers and will let them know of their acceptance around 15 January.

In the coming weeks, we plan to add more information about travel and accommodations. We will also be distributing marketing materials that you can share with colleagues and students. (If you’ve got a flair for design, please feel free to create your own and share them with us!)

For now, just make sure that you keep an eye on this space and on our Twitter account for the latest information.

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