THATCamp Philly: coming to a September weekend near you.

THATCamp Philly is being held on September 23 to 24, 2011 in downtown
Philadelphia (exact location to be determined)!  Apply now to
participate in this “unconference” where YOU get to determine what is
on the agenda.  This intensive, innovative, participatory one or
two-day event will include one day of technical workshops (Friday,
September 23) and one day of interactive sessions (Saturday, September
24). The goals of this event include enriching essential, emerging
cultures of collaboration and technology in the fields of arts,
education, technology, museums, libraries and archives.

Limited spaces!  Apply now at if you:

  • -are interested in the digital humanities;
  • -wish to convene and cross-pollinate ideas and people in the greater Philadelphia region to develop strategies for improving access to and understanding of the humanities;
  • -wish to learn technical skills that use cutting-edge web-based solutions to expand the reach and increase the efficiency of humanities work;
  • -wish to build a collegial community where we can rely on our colleagues’ help, critiques, resources, ideas, and support;
  • -are techie and think that you can contribute to cultural institutions’ digital efforts;
  • -are NOT techie but wish that you were;
  • -are a student, scholar, or academic;
  • -are broke:  THATCamp Philly is committed to providing low-cost or no-fee access in order to encourage participation by those who often cannot afford to attend conferences!

For more information, go to

THATCamp (The Humanities And Technology Camp) was started at Center
for History and New Media at George Mason University in 2008.  Over 40
THATCamps have since been held internationally.

raison d’etre

This is the blog where I will be exploring the issues of using Zotpress to populate my research guides.

I will also be trying out other digital humanities tools over time, some in this blog and some in other parts or the domain.  Look for updates on these tests in the posts.

Don’t be surprised if things look broken, funny, misshapen, or just plain odd. Hopefully I’ll figure all that out at some point.