THATCamp Lehigh Valley 2014 Just another THATCamp site Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:57:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Session proposal: The Networked Individual Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:26:40 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

One of my favorite books the past few years from my field is Rainie and Wellmans “Networked: The new social operating system.” In it they describe how our social behavior is changing such that social networks are becoming an emerging way we navigate our world as virtual connection continually cuts in on face-to-face communication. The thrust of their argument implies that we should be teaching network-building and literacy in order to help our students become engaged citizens of the world. This is a core discussion proposal to talk about how we can use network building in education to help our students learn in the moment but also learn how to construct diverse, supportive, and useful social networks.

Pinging the Communications Network for Help Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:55:18 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

Hi everyone (that receives this)–
My overworked brain wants to understand this ad hoc digital community I am in this week preparing for THATCamp. Notably I’d like to know if I should propose a social history session involving the making of interactive maps to describe social networks, enriched with a register of change over time: social network map plus timeline with events that light up sections of the social network map.

And also I would like to find out about ride-sharing from Philly. People driving or who want to drive with me? And chat about DH stuff?


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Session Proposal: Data Curation Behaviors and Needs in Humanities Data Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:24:03 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

In this proposed session, I would like to discuss with humanities researchers about their data lifecycle and how they manage the humanities data in research and teaching. Some example topics in this session include: data management plan, data collection, search, storage and preservation, metadata preparation, backup and security, sharing and collaboration, reuse and re-purpose.

Please visit to find the background information about humanities data curation.


Session Proposal: Google Glass, first person stories, and the liberal arts Sun, 16 Feb 2014 20:53:40 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

The session I want to propose is partly discussion-based with some play involved if there is an opportunity. I taught Google Glass in my Multimedia Storytelling course this past fall, and 10 students got to test the device as well as push the boundaries of journalistic/documentary story forms. The paradigm shift from mobile to wearable technology is dramatic, embodied in the shift from third-person inquiry to first-person experiences. What I’d like to do is show some of the work we did and talk about the impact that perspective-shifting can have on our stories and the liberal arts experience.

Session Proposal: Subject-Specific Language Learning Sun, 16 Feb 2014 16:33:33 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

I’d like to propose a session that explores discipline/subject-specific language learning by using text corpora from source like: or

My primary question is:  how can researchers customize their experience of learning a language based on the subjects, time periods, or disciplines they’ll be studying.

Proposed: Digital Bookshelves and Digital Note Taking Sat, 15 Feb 2014 19:41:25 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

I’d like to suggest a panel on digital note taking and/or bookshelves. The principal question is whether or not they are worth it; what are the benefits and drawbacks? Additionally, what are the best strategies, and what are the best apps? Evernote? Goodreads?

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So you want an alt-ac career in DH Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:22:55 +0000

What skills are necessary to land an alt-ac job in the digital humanities? How should a graduate student prepare? How much programming knowledge is enough? I’d like to propose a session to talk about preparing oneself for a DH career.

Session The First Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:12:52 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

I would like to talk about the issues surrounding the curation, preservation, and archiving of social media. Social media feeds can be an important source of university history. Does the digital nature of the artifact change how that artifact should be curated and preserved? Are traditional curation policies more relevant than ever? What should a collection/preservation policy look like for social media artifacts?

It’s session proposing time! Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:34:11 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

Hi campers,

We’re a little over a week away from THATCamp Lehigh Valley 2014. The food has been ordered. The rooms are all booked. Swag is on its way. Now is the time to start proposing sessions. Sessions can also be proposed when you arrive, but why not start the party early? We’re all going to be snowed in anyway. Let’s make hay propose sessions while the sun shines snow falls! Here’s how to propose a session:

Good luck with this unnamed snow storm (I’m a purist. Only hurricanes should get named.)

For those who arrive early: Conceptualizing a Digital Public Humanities, a Talk by Mary Rizzo Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:09:01 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

THATCamp Lehigh Valley 2014 starts Friday, February 21st. Those who arrive the night before may be interested in attending the following Friends of the Libraries event:

Conceptualizing a Digital Public Humanities, a Talk by Mary Rizzo

Bayer Galleria, Linderman Library (room 342), Thursday, February 20th @ 4:10pm

Mary Rizzo, co-editor of The Public Historian and currently serving as Public Historian in Residence at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers-Camden, will examine the history and potential integration of digital humanities, public history, and the public humanities. Although some well-known digital humanities projects include a public component, it is mostly an academy-driven trend. What can the digital humanities learn from public history and the public humanities? How does incorporating the public within the digital humanities make it more meaningful?

In addition to her roles at The Public Historian and Rutgers-Camden, Dr. Rizzo served as Associate and Interim Executive Director of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. She is also a board member of the National Council on Public History and blogs for History@Work. She earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota. Her article, “More than Fun and Games: Play, Public Humanities and Engaged Democracy” is forthcoming from the journal Public. She tweets about digital humanities, public history and public humanities @rizzo_pubhist.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lehigh Libraries, the South Side Initiative, and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 610-758-3039.