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Friday, August 26, 2022
Digital Scholarship Lab (Main Library)

What is THATCamp?



Technology and Communication

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What is THATCamp?

THATCamp (which stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp”) is a gathering where the agenda is set by attendees on the day of the event based on what people want to learn and/or share. It is an event where students, staff, and faculty from any discipline and from all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed, led, and voted upon by the community. 


At DH@MSU THATCamp, we create space for meeting fellow members of the community in informal networking sessions, and we encourage people to share their work in impromptu discussions and workshops.

DH@MSU started hosting bi-annual THATCamps each August and January targeted at MSU faculty, staff, and students for a few reasons:

  1. To bring people back together at the start of the semester
  2. To introduce new folks to the DH@MSU community
  3. Share knowledge, expertise, and skills among the community
  4. Build connections between community members for future collaborations, troubleshooting, and less formal interactions

This day-long unconference is a fantastic opportunity for members of the DH@MSU community (old and new) to gather, learn from each other, and make connections to carry forward into the academic year.

THATCamp is FREE, but we do strongly encourage registration in advance (it helps us determine how much pizza and coffee to buy). A tentative schedule and the registration form are available below. Please direct any questions to Max Evjen ( or @cantus94).

This event will operate under the Code of Conduct for THATCamp MSU


8:45 – 9:00 Check-in/breakfast

9 – 9:20 intro/welcome/about DH@MSU

9:20 – 9:35 About THATCamp

9:35-9:50 Brainstorming

9:50-10 Voting

10-10:15 Break

10:15-11:15 Session 1

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:30 Session 2

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 Session 3

2:30 – 2:45 Break

2:45 – 3:30 Share out from the sessions, closing thoughts, and next steps (and raffle!)

In advance of the day, feel free to request topics you would like to learn more about or suggest things you would be willing to share/teach by editing this document.

Technology and Communication


We encourage all THATCamp attendees who have an MSU email address to join and engage in discussion and information/resource sharing on the MSUDH Slack group. The Slack group can be accessed via a browser and/or by downloading the app on your device and then signing into the MSUDH community. To sign up for the MSUDH Slack Group, go to Note that you must signup using your MSU email address. After signing up, you will be added to the #thatcamp channel. Once you have registered, you can sign in by visiting

Please reach out with questions about signing up, accessing, and using Slack by contacting or @DHatMSU!


Please use the hashtag #MSUDH, and you can follow @DHatMSU!

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