Archive for October, 2010

  • Last chance! and extras.


    Just a last reminder, that the deadline to apply to THATCamp Virginia is TONIGHT, October 25th, at midnight EST.

    MonticelloOn to the extras! We’re excited to announce that, in addition to our rich BootCamp program and Saturday-night outing to hear North America’s premier Nakashi surf rock band, Dzian!, we are arranging a Sunday expedition and special tour of Thomas Jefferson’s amazing home, Monticello!

    Many thanks to our co-sponsors on the little mountain. And stay tuned for details!

  • Go!


    Applications are now open for approximately 60 slots at THATCampVA!

    DUE DATE: October 25th

    Selected attendees will be notified by early November.

    A limited number of fellowships, meant to defray costs of travel and lodging, are available for qualified THATCampers who plan to attend our BootCamp sessions. Determine your eligibility for a BootCamp fellowship at the link above, and apply separately.

  • BootCamp schedule announced!


    We’re proud to announce the schedule for THATCampVA’s BootCamp, to be held Friday, December 17 in the Scholars’ Lab. The BootCamp will be composed of two tracks: a GIS Track featuring sessions lifted from the SLab’s NEH-funded Geospatial Institute and a General Track with introductions to a variety of tools and approaches to Web development, statistics, and qualitative analysis.

    Interested in attending the BootCamp? Be sure to let us know when you apply for THATCampVA. Tuition is free, but a handful of fellowships are available to defray travel costs for qualified applicants.

    GIS Track
    Alderman Electronic Classroom
    General Track
    Scholars’ Lab Classroom
    8am – 9am Breakfast (Scholars’ Lab)
    10am – 11am Making Your First Map
    Chris Gist & Kelly Johnston
    Web Building Blocks
    Joe Gilbert
    11am – Noon Virtual Globes
    Chris Gist & Kelly Johnston
    Programming with Ruby
    Wayne Graham
    Noon – 1pm Lunch (Scholars’ Lab)
    1pm – 2pm Working with Historic Maps
    Chris Gist & Kelly Johnston
    Statistical Analysis with R
    Kathy Gerber
    2pm – 3pm Introduction to Web Mapping
    Joe Gilbert
    Qualitative Analysis with N’Vivo
    Nancy Kechner
    3pm – 4pm GIS Playtime
    Chris Gist & Kelly Johnston
    Intro to CMSes: WordPress, Drupal, Omeka
    Rafael Alvarado & Patrick Murray-John
  • Dzian!


    Hey, campers! We’ll open up this site to THATCamp applicants and announce our exciting BootCamp program later this week — including two tracks: one offering a super-condensed version of the training program from the Scholars’ Lab’s NEH Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship, and the other on programming, web design, and content management skills for humanists! BootCamp will be held the day before THATCampVA starts. Tuition is free while spaces last, but you may be eligible for fellowship funding to defray travel expenses!

    But, whatever. Here’s the big news: on Saturday night, December 18th, Dzian!, an international surf-garage rock band with a sizable local following, will play a special show for THATCampVA and friends at the 12th Street Tap House. Dzian! plays a selection of 1960s-70s dance pop and garage/surf rock from the entire continent of Asia. They perform semi-regularly with their own gogo dancers, The Nakashi Dancers, and have lately started a collaboration with Fire in the Belly, a local belly dance group. Best of all? Dzian! is led by digital humanists: Scholars’ Lab denizens and fellows, UVa music grad students and recent PhDs. Dzian! (That means “super-cool!”)

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