What is THATCamp?

THATCamp stands for "The Humanities and Technology Camp" and is an "unconference": an open, inexpensive gathering where participants choose the agenda before proceeding with events, usually focusing on a particular theme. THATCamps are collaborative in nature and seek to engage all attendees regardless of skill level. The next Digital Frontiers (DF) THATCamp will be on 24 September 2016 (the Saturday immediately following the DF conference) and will be held at Rice University's Fondren Library. Anyone with an interest in the digital humanities is welcome to participate! For more information on THATCamps in general and across the United States, feel free to browse the THATCamp website.

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What is Digital Frontiers?

Digital Frontiers is a project to explore creativity and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries in the arena of public humanities and cultural memory. Established in 2011, Digital Frontiers is a project of the University of North Texas Libraries in partnership with several other area institutions. Digital Frontiers fosters a highly inclusive atmosphere, and encourages participation by early career scholars and librarians, and graduate and undergraduate students. Digital Frontiers celebrates its 5th annual conference in September, 2016 at Rice University in Houston.

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How does my institution host Digital Frontiers?

We are always looking for institutions to host future Digital Frontiers conferences and THATCamps. The next available host opportunity is for 2018.

Host institutions should be able to provide:

  1. Conference facilities for up to 200 attendees, including break out rooms for workshops.
  2. Financial or in-kind support of up to $2000 to conver the costs of the reception and other local incidental costs.
  3. Gun-free conference facilities.
  4. Institutional support for the community's Statement of Inclusion: a harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, religion or other group status.
  5. Representatives to serve on the Planning Committee.

For more information, please email digitalfrontiers@unt.edu.

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How do I submit a Proposal to Speak

The Call for Proposals (CFP) comes out in January of each year and will be attached with the individual event on the website. The CFP will have specific requirements for each year. Our goal is to encourage a variety of proposals for each conference.

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Can I see previous presentations?


Feel free to peruse our Youtube Channel of recorded presentation or browse by year: 2014, 2015.


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