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  • Schedule and Scheduling


    Well folks – the time is just about on us.  Only a few days until we converge on the MSU campus for Great Lakes THATCamp.  In preparation, I wanted to say a few words about scheduling.  Check-in will start at 8am (though, we’ll be there earlier if you are wanting to come in earlier). There will be food (bagels, muffins, danishes, fresh fruit) and drink (coffee, tea, juice) for all attendees. The check in table will be located just outside the LookOut Gallery on the second floor of the Residential College of Arts & Humanities.  The layout of the building can be a tad confusing, so there will be signs spread out all over the place with directions as to where you need to go.

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  • Registration Fees


    Great Lakes THATCamp carries a suggested $25 registration fee – which helps pay for the meals, t-shirts, and other fun swag attendees will be receiving.  There are several ways that campers can pay their registration fee.  The easiest is by cash or cheque when you check in on Saturday morning – frankly, that is what we prefer.   Cheques should be made out to Michigan State University.  If you prefer to pay electronically, things are a little more complicated.  You’ll need to use Michigan State University’s online donation system.

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  • RSVP’ing and T-Shirts


    Hey folks – many of you have RSVP’ed, which we thank you for! However, there is a good chunk of accepted campers have yet to RSVP. This is important for a couple of reasons. First, if there are campers who were accepted, but aren’t planning on coming, we’d like to know ASAP so we can give your slot to another applicant. Second, we need to put in our t-shirt orders. If you haven’t RSVP’ed (and thereby told us what size of t-shirt you want) by Wednesday (March 3rd), we can’t guarantee you’ll get the t-shirt size you want (we’ll just end up ordering a variety of sizes for those who haven’t RSVP’ed before the deadline).

    And to whet your whistle, here is a comp of the t-shirt design:

  • Applications Closed


    Applications are now closed for Great Lakes THATCamp.  Thanks to everyone who submitted and application.  We will be reviewing all applications and sending out acceptance emails ASAP.

  • Announcing Great Lakes THATCamp!


    We’d like to welcome everyone to Great Lakes THATCamp!

    Great Lakes THATCamp (The Humanities And Technology Camp) is a user-generated “unconference” on digital humanities originally inspired by the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University.

    At THATcamp 2009, the CHNM floated the idea of holding regional camps around the country, an idea that quickly took hold, leading to events in Austin, Texas (THATcamp Austin) Washington state (THATcamp Pacific Northwest), Columbus, OH (THATCamp Columbus) as well as planned events in California (THATcamp SoCal), and Paris.

    Great Lakes THATCamp will take place on the beautiful campus of Michigan State University on March 20th and 21st, 2010 in the Residential College of Arts & Humanities.

    We will be accepting applications until February 10th, 2010 – but don’t wait too long because we can only accept 75 attendees.  To apply, just visit the Apply section of this website, fill out the form, and you are good to go.  Its really that easy!  No complicated submission processes like other academic conferences.

    We encourage all applicants, participants, organizers, and onlookers to sign up for a Twitter account and follow news, announcements, discussions, and general hype coming from our profile (@GLTHATCamp) and the global THATcamp hashtag (#thatcamp).  Also, if you don’t already have one, go sign up for a Gravatar account.

    For more info, check out the About page or send an email to Ethan Watrall (watrall [at] msu [dot] edu)