Invisible College: THATCamp as Scholarly Society

Research Without Borders
April 5, 2012

How are THATCamp gatherings informing collaborative work between scholars and others interested in the digital humanities? 

THATCamp (or The Humanities and Technology Camp), is an open, low-cost, collaboratively planned gathering for humanists, technologists, and others interested in working together on timely projects. THATCamp is an initiative of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University. Tom Scheinfeldt, Managing Director of CHNM, offers his take on the 40 plus THATCamps that have taken place around the world and discusses the forthcoming Proceedings of THATCamp—featuring output from these meetings—which will be built using a publishing tool developed in the same collaborative spirit.

Tom Scheinfeldt is Managing Director of the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) and Research Professor of History in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. Tom has lectured and written extensively on the history of popular science, the history of museums, history and new media, and the changing role of history in society, and has worked on traditional exhibitions and digital projects. In addition to managing general operations at CHNM, Tom directs several of its online history projects, including THATCamp, Omeka, and the September 11 Digital Archive.

This event, cosponsored by the Columbia University Digital Humanities Center and Scholarly Communication Program, is part of the Research Without Borders and Digital Humanities Center speaker series.