Humanities and Tech intersect at THATCamp FL 2018

The History Department, Center for Digital Humanities and Research and RICHES hosted this year’s THATCamp at the UCF Teaching Academy, this past weekend.

The Humanities and Technology Camp featured over 65 attendees and 10 sessions led by graduate students and scholars collaborating on Digital Humanities projects.

Unlike formal conferences, THATCamp sessions are proposed throughout the day. It aims to create a more casual environment that allows for spontaneity and conversation. THATCamp allows humanists and technologists of all skill levels and disciplines to learn and build together in a collaborative setting. This year, individuals representing over 15 disciplines attended.

History professors Dr. Tiffany Earley-Spadoni, Dr. Connie Lester, Dr. Rose Beiler and Dr. Scot French were among those to host a session at this year’s THATCamp. Also, Dr. Caroline Cheong, Assistant Professor of History presented as part of the Digital Literacy and Collaborative Learning Lighting Round. Attendees included representatives from numerous institutions such as Rollins College, the University of South Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University and Valencia College.

UCF’s THATCamp  was one of 12 camps scheduled to take place nationwide. For more information on next year’s THATCamp, visit or the History Department website at


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