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Digital Humanities Week slated Oct. 7–10

The second biannual Digital Humanities Week will take place Oct. 7–10 across the University of Maine campus. This year’s program, titled “Surfacing,” calls for the humanities to increase its influence in today’s rapidly changing world.

As Maine’s first THATCamp (The Humanities And Technology Camp), the conference will be more collaborative, participatory and informal than average conferences. THATCamp is described as “an unconference: an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot.”

Guests will include an MIT oceanographer, Smithsonian curator and distinguished scholars from NYU and the University of Virginia.

Visitors can register — listing their interests — online or in person at the workshops. During each workshop, participants will break into groups based on their interests to learn more about the topic of their choice, such as how to curate a digital exhibition, fight global warming, or code a mobile app.

Many of the workshops will take place at the new Innovative Media Research and Commercialization (IMRC) center.

The 2013 Digital Humanities Week is coordinated by Christopher Ohge, digital specialist with the UMaine Humanities Initiative, and sponsored by the initiative and the New Media Department’s Correll Fund.

For more information, to register or request a disability accommodation, visit the THATCamp Maine 2013 website.

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