Category Archive: General Info and Announcements

Sep 19

Parking on Campus

Information regarding visitor parking on KU’s campus is available at The visitor parking lot that is closest to the conference venues is the Mississippi Street Garage (just north of the Kansas Union), which has 500 visitor parking spaces. The fee for parking there is $1.25/hour payable in cash or credit card at the pay station on level 4, or with a credit card at the exit gates. It is recommended that you park here on Thursday and Friday.

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However, there is *free* parking available at many campus lots on Saturday. Accordingly, we recommend that you do not park at the Mississippi Street Garage on Saturday (where fees will still apply), but instead park either in the lot across from the Kansas Union on Jayhawk Blvd (Lot 16) or the lot near the intersection of Mississippi Street and 11th St. (Lot 94). These lots require permits during the work week, but will be free on Saturday, September 24. Please consult the following campus parking map for precise lot locations:

Should you find the Mississippi Street Garage full on Thursday or Friday, an additional 250 visitor spaces are available in the Allen Fieldhouse Garage at 1501 Irving Hill Road, directly north of Allen Field House, at the same fee of $1.25/hour.

Aug 30

THATCamp 101: How will our unconference work?

Day 1 of our Digital Humanities Forum is a series of hands-on workshops. Day 3 is a conference with papers and poster sessions. The format of these sessions will be familiar to most participants, and the schedule and session titles for both these days are already on the website.

But for those who are new to THATCamp, you may be wondering what to expect from Day 2. As you will notice, the schedule is completely open….and it will stay that way until the day of the Camp.

First held at George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media in 2008, THATCamp follows an “unconference” model in which the participants themselves set the agenda. There are no papers or presentations—instead each session is intended for discussion, sharing of information, and interaction. Every unconference is different, depending on the number of participants and their interests. Here’s is how we are planning to organize THATCamp Kansas:

1) Prior to the conference, participants can post to this blog ideas or topics they think would make for interesting sessions (please use the “Session Ideas” category to make it easy for others to find). Others can then respond with expressions of interest, or their own suggestions.

2) On the morning of THATCamp (Friday, Sep 23rd) the organizers will post the ideas on large sheets of paper, and as participants arrive, register and drink coffee, they can vote or sign up for sessions that interest them. We will then schedule the most popular topics into one of the rooms and time slots for that day. With four rooms available, and 5 hours of session time for each room, there will be plenty of time for a variety of topics!

For more information on proposing a session, including many examples of of sessions from previous THATCamps, please see our Propose a Session page.

Aug 01

BootCamp: new workshops added and fellowship deadline extended

The deadline for applying for BootCamp fellowships to help with travel expenses has been extended to August 15. If you are on the fence about attending THATCamp Kansas because of funding, the BootCamp fellowships may be able to help! Please see for more details.

Also–we now have 4 workshops set withe great instructors, and more in development. Confirmed workshops include: Creating Digital Scholarly Editions Using the TEI, Introduction to Omeka, Introduction to R for Humanists, and Grantwriting strategies for the Digital Humanities. See our BootCamp page for more details.

May 25

THATCamp Kansas registration now open

Registration for THATCamp Kansas, along with our other 2011 Digital Humanities Forum events, is now open! The KU 2011 Digital Humanities Forum 2011 consists of three separate but related programs held over three days:

Thursday, September 22: BootCamp Workshops: a set of in-depth, hands on workshops on digital tools and other DH topics

Friday, September 23: THATCamp: an “unconference” for technologists and humanists

Saturday, September 24: Representing Knowledge in the Digital Humanities: a one-day program of panels and poster sessions showcasing DH projects and research

Please use the registration form here to register for any or all of the these three events.

Apr 06

Announcing THATCamp Kansas

The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at KU is pleased to announce that THATCamp Kansas will take place September 22-23, 2011 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Thursday, September 22 will be devoted to a series of hands-on BootCamp workshops on topics such as GIS, visualizing data, and creating digital exhibits using Omeka (exact topics are still to be determined). Friday, September 23 will be devoted to open, free-wheeling conversations about topics defined by the participants.

In addition, Saturday, September 24 we will be hosting a one-day conference, Representing Knowledge in the Digital Humanities, featuring keynote speaker C. M. Sperberg-McQueen along with panel and poster sessions. Please see the conference website for more information about submitting a paper or poster.

Stay tuned to this website, follow our RSS feed (link above), or follow us on Twitter (@THATCampKS) for further updates, registration, and travel information.

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