In the latest local DH news, Scripps will be hosting a feminist “THATCamp” this March 15-17, 2013. THATCamps (The Humanities and Technology Camps) are digital humanities “unconferences” in which people can come together to discuss interdisciplinary approaches to learning, collaborating, and networking. They are quite a bit different (and generally more productive) than traditional conference-style events, as participants are encouraged to use session time to create, build, write, hack, and solve problems. THATCamp Feminisms will a multisite weekend of discussion about feminisms and the digital humanities. There will be workshops on various tools and technologies, as well as a day of discussion about feminist politics, gender, digital tools, and digital teaching. Students are welcome, but should register early to gain a spot as a Feminist DH Fellow.
We will also be hosting a feminist Wikistorm over the weekend in collaboration with THATCamp Feminisms South (and possibly Duke HASTAC and the Fembot Collective), in order to increase the feminist content on Wikipedia. If you’ve never heard of this before, here’s a link to an event that was hosted here in Claremont in the fall: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/FemTech_Edit-a-thon.
To register, and for more information, you can visit the official THATCamp Feminisms West website @ http://feminismswest2013.thatcamp.org/. Registration is free. We can only accomodate 75 faculty/staff/graduate students and 25 Undergrad Fellows so register early!