Save the Date: ASEEES 2016 THATCamp

The newly formed Slavic Digital Humanities Affiliate Group will hold a THATCamp on the site of the 2016 ASEEES Convention. This is a one-day informal workshop that will bring together Slavists and other scholars working in all different areas of the digital humanities, as well as those who are curious to learn more about these methodologies. There will be a very basic introduction session for those completely new to DH, as well as more advanced breakout sessions in specific areas.  As a THATCamp, the event has no formal schedule or set agenda.  

We will have a poll to gauge interest in workshops on specific topics before the conference or during the first session. Participants are free to move between panels (per the “law of two feet”) and to make the most of their time and the potential for collaboration and learning.


Date/time: Thursday, November 17, 9am-12pm, followed by lunch

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington D.C.


Registration fee: $20, to be collected in September. (Covers wifi for the session and desirable swag. Surplus budget will be put toward a group lunch. Graduate students and adjunct faculty are exempt from the fee.)



  • 9:15-10 Introductions
  • 10-11 Breakout session 1
  • 11-12 Breakout session 2


Topics for breakout session can include:


  • What is DH anyway? Intro to DH – 2 hour session
  • Problems with Working with Slavic and East European languages: Diacritics and Cyrillic Script
  • Text Encoding/TEI
  • Networks
  • Digital Public Scholarship
  • GIS & mapping
  • Topic Modeling
  • Digital Publishing Platforms
  • Digital Pedagogy
  • DH Course Development
  • Programming for Humanists
  • Blogging & public scholarship
  • Digital Archives & Databases
  • Propose your own


THATCamp Registration:

Registration Deadline:  September 15, 2016


We look forward to seeing you at THATCamp and we encourage you to join the series of seven panels that we have organized as part of the annual ASEEES convention. These panels are marked in the schedule with DH and the topic.


Organized by the Officers of the Digital Humanities Affiliate Group at ASEEES:

Seth Bernstein, Natlia Ermolaev, Philip Gleissner, Andrew Janco, and Jessie Labov