Because THATCamp is an unconference, the agenda will be decided by 9:45 AM on Saturday. Participants will propose workshops and sessions by noon on Friday May 2, and vote on the agenda Friday and early and Saturday morning.
If you want to give a Lightning Talk, send us an email with your name, title, and 1-sentence synoposis. Talks last for 5 minutes and can be about a project you’re working on.
Friday, May 2, at 4 PM, Dr. Matthew K. Gold and Dr. Jim Brown will speak as part of the Mina Shaughnessy series at John Jay to kick off this event. The description is below, followed by the schedule for THATCamp Digital Writing on May 3, which takes place at Fordham Lincoln Center.
May 2 lecture location: The Jay Walk Way East End Dining Room, 2nd Floor, New Building. John Jay College of Criminal Justice. 524 W. 59th St. / 10th Avenue.
May 3 unconference: 113 W. 60th St. Fordham University, Lincoln Center, 12th floor. Registration begins at 8:00 AM. Lightning Talks begin around 8:45. Light breakfast served.
Both locations can be reached via the A, B, C, D, or 1 subway to Columbus Circle.
MINA SHAUGHNESSY SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS
Crossing State Lines: Digital Humanities and Comp-Rhet
The histories of both Composition and Rhetoric and Digital Humanities are tied to English departments in tangled, messy ways. This presentation takes these twin messes as a starting point for productive collaboration between scholars in DH and Comp/Rhet. While these two fields often separate from one another in terms of the study of “literature” and the study of “writing,” this divide is an artificial one. Gold and Brown aim both to model the kind of collaborations that can happen between DH and Comp/Rhet and to spark a conversation with the audience that will result in a set of strategies for how scholars, faculty and administrators can cross state lines, leaving behind unproductive divisions and moving towards areas of shared focus and collaborative work.