ThatCamp Florence 2011 (March 23-26)

The Cathedral, panoramic view from Vecchio Palace, Florence, ItalyThe  Centre for open electronic publishing is a partner of  THATCamp Florence 2011.

From March 23rd to 26th 2011 the Department of History and Civilisation of the European University Institute in Florence hosts THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp ), an important event in the field of Digital, Humanities, Social Sciences and History. (Badia Fiesolana, Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole – FI, http://www.thatcampflorence.org/location/ ).

THATCamp Florence is organized in collaboration with the Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale and with several European scholarly institutions . THATcamp is a so-called “un-conference” promoted by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University in Virginia, which is partner in organising this event for the first time in Italy. THATCamp Florence will be preceded by a BootCamp, consisting of introductory courses in the Digital Humanities & Social Sciences and provided by one or more teachers.

Registered participants for THATCamp Florence will meet in several small and non hierarchic brainstorming sessions, each of which are co-ordinated by a tutor. THATCamp ateliers will be informal: the focus is on the exchange of ideas, solutions, tools, software, websites and digital practices in the humanities and social sciences, based on concrete needs. Participation is open to scholars from Italy and beyond and not limited to EUI members. All participants will meet at the beginning of the Camp on Wednesday March 23rd to create the programme.

A first list of Ateliers for THATCamp is available at the following link: http://www.thatcampflorence.org/about .

Other ateliers proposals from who register are still very welcome for THATcamp ateliers writing to info@thatcampflorence.org .

For the complete programme of the BootCamp please visit: http://www.thatcampflorence.org/programme/

Who would like to attend the BootCamp can eventually benefit of a small grant from the US Mellon Foundation through the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Virginia, BootCamp project in Digital Humanities (http://thatcamp.org/go/fellowships/ ).

Registration for BootCamp/THATCamp Florence is necessary and possible until the 15th of March 2011 (http://www.thatcampflorence.org/registration/ ).

Accommodation in Florence are organized by the Travel Agency UNIVERSALTURISMO
http://www.thatcampflorence.org/accommodation/

For further information please visit the THATCamp Florence website www.thatcampflorence.org or contact Maria Caterina Cunsolo, THATCamp Florence Officer, info@thatcampflorence.org


You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *