Preparing for THATCamp Publishing

If you’ve never been to an un-conference before, it can be a little intimidating. You might feel lost without a fixed program, but never fear!

Here is what you can expect:

  • You and all the other attendees will be proposing sessions, either via a blog post on this site, or in person on June 19
  • THATCamps are informal! Your organizers will be wearing T-shirts and jeans, and you are welcome to do so as well.
  • This is a social and collegial event: you will be able to meet and speak with everyone — publishers, authors, editors, production specialists, developers, faculty, students, and librarians. We’ll have introductions at the beginning, a group lunch outside, and the opportunity to give a 3 minuteĀ Dork Short on something you are working on or thinking about
  • You can choose your own adventure. We have a Law of Two Feet: you can always move to another session, with no hurt feelings allowed.
  • You can have something to show at the end of the day: participatory making or playing is encouraged. Is there a new software program you’ve been meaning to try? A resource or documentation you’ve been meaning to produce? Do you have an idea and want to write out a spec or scope? You can propose a session, or peel away and work in a smaller group.

Don’t forget to check out the website for new proposals, review the logistics so you know where to go, check out How to Prepare to Attend an Unconference by Kaliya Hamlin from if you’d like more advice, and invite your colleagues and people you’d like to meet — we still have space for more registrations!

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About joanftroyano

I'm currently directing the PressForward project at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. I run the experimental publications Digital Humanities Now and the Journal of Digital Humanities, research new methods and best practices for surfacing scholarship from the open web, oversee the development of a WordPress plugin to facilitate aggregation and curation of gray literature, and assist others with similar projects. I'm also an American historian interested in visual culture, public understandings of the past, and public history.