Digital Humanities Working Group to Host First Ever NOVA THATCamp

NOVA to Host THATCAMP for Community Colleges June 3 and 4

Digital Humanities Working Group to Host First Ever NOVA THATCamp The Annandale Digital Humanities Working Group will be hosting a NOVA THATCamp 2016, a free technology camp designed to cultivate a conversation about implementing digital humanities in community colleges. The event will include workshops and brainstorming sessions and will feature keynote speaker Jesse Stommel, executive director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at University of Mary Washington. It will be held June 3 to 4 at the Annandale Campus.

THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp.” It is an open meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. It is meant to be collaborative, informal and non-hierarchal.

After attending the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Implementing Digital Humanities (DH) in Community Colleges, faculty members Tawnya Ravy and Tom Rushford created the DH Working Group at Annandale. The group decided to organize a THATCamp to bring together faculty, staff, administrators and community members to discuss what the digital humanities means for NOVA students and to strategize how it can be implemented in a community college environment.

To register or get more information on NOVA THATCamp 2016, please visit the website.

For questions, contact Heather Darnell at hdarnell@nvcc.edu.

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