The newly formed Slavic Digital Humanities Affiliate Group will hold a THATCamp on the site of the 2016 ASEEES Convention. This is a one-day informal workshop that will bring together Slavists and other scholars working in all different areas of the digital humanities, as well as those who are curious to learn more about these methodologies. There will be a very basic introduction session for those completely new to DH, as well as more advanced breakout sessions in specific areas. As a THATCamp, the event has no formal schedule or set agenda.
We will have a poll to gauge interest in workshops on specific topics before the conference or during the first session. Participants are free to move between panels (per the “law of two feet”) and to make the most of their time and the potential for collaboration and learning.

Date/time: Thursday, November 17, 9am-12pm, followed by lunch
Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington D.C.

Registration fee: $20, to be collected in September. (Covers wifi for the session and a Slavic DH mug. Surplus budget will be put toward a group lunch and coffee. Graduate students and adjunct faculty can request to be exempt from the fee.)

9:15-10 Introductions
10-11 Breakout session 1
11-12 Breakout session 2

Topics for breakout session can include:

What is DH anyway? Intro to DH – 2 hour session
Problems with Working with Slavic and East European languages: Diacritics and Cyrillic Script
Text Encoding/TEI
Digital Public Scholarship
GIS & mapping
Topic Modeling
Digital Publishing Platforms
Digital Pedagogy
DH Course Development
Programming for Humanists
Blogging & public scholarship
Digital Archives & Databases
Propose your own

THATCamp Registration:
Registration Deadline: September 15, 2016

We look forward to seeing you at THATCamp and we encourage you to join the series of seven panels that we have organized as part of the annual ASEEES convention. These panels are marked in the schedule with DH and the topic.

Organized by the board of the Digital Humanities Affiliate Group at ASEEES:
Seth Bernstein, Natalia Ermolaev, Philip Gleissner, Andrew Janco, and Jessie Labov

Workshop Facilitators:
Seth Bernstein, David Birnbaum, Marijeta Bozovic, Carlotta Chenoweth, Tom Ewing, Philip Gleissner, Andrew Janco, Jessie Labov, Joan Neuberger, Kelly O’Neill, Michael Połczyński, Josh Sanborn