We’re very pleased to announce that registration is now open for THATCamp New Souths 2016.

If you want to make sure you get a t-shirt:
Register by the end of the day on April 16, 2016. Please note that we anticipate approximately 75-100 participants.

Final registration deadline:
April 25, 2016

So what is it again?

It’s a THATCamp–a user-generated “unconference.”  THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp.”

But this THATCamp has a theme: we’re particularly interested in exploring the point(s) at which technology intersects with social justice, history and society, activism, and the sharing of hidden voices, especially in the modern American South.  THATCamp New Souths builds on and takes inspiration from similar events held elsewhere, such as THATCamp PNW 2011, which examined the theme of technology & social justice.  The first THATCamp New Souths, held in 2014, drew on those themes and added more. We expect to draw participants from scholars, community activists, and others who study and/or are engaged in social and political action.  Those who are curious about such an approach, or are experienced with it, are especially invited to register.

When will it be?

THATCamp New Souths will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, 2016.  Details are being finalized, and we anticipate offering optional workshops on Friday afternoon, to be followed that evening by a social event, open to all THATCamp participants, at a nearby venue.

The THATCamp unconference event itself, with its participant-generated sessions and hacking opportunities, will be held on Saturday, April 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where is it being held?

In Richmond, Virginia, on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, in James Branch Cabell Library.

Who should come?

You should!  We welcome anyone with energy and an interest in the humanities and technology. More specifically, we’re looking for those with a particular interest in our exploration of the intersection of technology with social justice, history and society, activism and the sharing of hidden voices in the modern American South. Other participants might simply have a larger interest in the humanities and/or technology. To put it another way: community activists, scholars, library staff, museum professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, programmers, archivists, developers, non-profit staffers, people from the for-profit sector, lifelong learners—all are welcome, whether experienced THATCamper or first-timer.

Please note that we adhere to the THATCamp Anti-Harassment Policy and expect all campers to do likewise.


THATCamps are free to all who participate, and this THATCamp is proudly sponsored by VCU Libraries.

Who is pulling this event together?

The planners include the organizers of VCU Libraries’ Digital Pragmata program and other staff of the VCU Libraries—but really, this is your unconference!

Do you have further questions? Mail us at !

Check back here for more news and information soon, and follow us at @THATCampNS on Twitter for updates and related content.

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