[Humanist] 24.721 events: THATCamp LAC; game/world culture

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 721.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Ryan Cordell <ryan.cordell at snc.edu>                        (9)
        Subject: THATCamp LAC (Liberal Arts Colleges)

  [2]   From:    jeremy hunsinger <jhuns at vt.edu>                           (19)
        Subject: cfp:  Workshop on Cultures in Game/worlds

        Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 22:57:43 -0600
        From: Ryan Cordell <ryan.cordell at snc.edu>
        Subject: THATCamp LAC (Liberal Arts Colleges)

Following yesterday's announcement, I wanted to let folks know about THATCamp LAC, an unconference focused on digital humanities research and pedagogy at liberal arts colleges. We're looking for applications from LAC faculty, librarians, technical specialists, undergraduates, and more. In fact, we hope to include folks from many kinds of schools that face similar challenges  to those faced by DHers at LACs. If you're the lone DHer on your campus, for example—whatever that campus is—you'll find a conversation of interest at THATCamp LAC.

To the details:
• Where: St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.
• When: June 4-5, 2011
• Who: 75 professors, librarians, technical specialists, and undergraduates interested in the intersection of technology and the liberal arts
• Info: Our website (http://lac2011.thatcamp.org) or our Twitter stream @thatcamplac

We've already decided on one of our bootcamps. Kathryn Tomasek (Wheaton College, MA) and Rebecca Frost Davis (NITLE) will teach us how to "Integrate Digital Humanities Projects into the Undergraduate Curriculum." We expect this session will be of interest to a wide range of participants.

Applications are due by April 18, 2011. The application form is available on our website at http://lac2011.thatcamp.org/application/

For more information, contact the organizer of THATCamp LAC, Ryan Cordell, at ryan.cordell at snc.edu or 920-278-7227.

        Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 19:24:44 +0000
        From: jeremy hunsinger <jhuns at vt.edu>
        Subject: cfp:  Workshop on Cultures in Game/worlds

CFP:  Workshop on Cultures in Game/worlds

Call for Participation

at the Cultural Studies Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois
Location: Building S, Room 1306

RSVP March 5, 2011

We call the virtual environments that constitute the topic of this workshop "game/worlds." Game/worlds are 3d virtual environments developed for play and other entertainment, social interaction, cultural exploration, and virtual design/exchange. These worlds have captured the attention of researchers from around the world from a variety of disciplines.

This workshop aims to improve the understanding of game/worlds as environments for cultural studies and cultural analyses. It will bring researchers together to collaborate and discuss diverse topics related to the unique problems of researching in game/worlds. We will pursue a schedule integrating workshop participants where they will discuss their work and interests related to four different topics: research methods for game/worlds, histories of game/worlds, cultures of game/worlds, and ethics of research in game/worlds. Some questions for consideration include: How can we better enable cultural studies in this sphere? How can we better enable research? How do we engage these arenas as ethical researchers?

We will encourage researchers to submit papers in progress or related research, and short biographies to jeremy at tmttlt.com, which will be selected and distributed amongst participants before the workshop. First invitations will be offered to those who provide full papers for consideration.

These papers have two purposes: first, to provide a common platform for understanding our research; second, submitted papers may be considered for publication in an edited volume being produced in relation to the workshop or possibly in a peer reviewed publication derived from the workshop (these are currently under discussion).

Subsequent invitation will be made based upon research and biography. If you are interested in participating, please send an email containing your information to jeremy at tmttlt.com

This workshop is organized by Jeremy Hunsinger, Center for Digital Discourse and Culture - Virginia Tech and Adrienne Massanari, School of Communication - Loyola University Chicago, with the help of Mark Chen, Institute for Science and Math Education -  University of Washington (not attending).

jeremy hunsinger
Center for Digital Discourse and Culture
Virginia Tech

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