If you’re a scholar or student of Jewish Studies who is working with technology or who would like to learn more about how technology can support your scholarship and/or teaching, come to the second THATCamp Jewish Studies in Boston, MA from 9am-12:30pm on Sunday, December 15, 2013, sponsored by the Association for Jewish Studies and held in conjunction with its annual meeting. THATCamp, The Humanities and Technology Camp, is an open, inexpensive “unconference” where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. THATCamps strive to be fun, collaborative, and productive, and THATCamp Jewish Studies will be no exception. Last year in Chicago, participants learned to use the web publishing software Omeka in a hands-on workshop, heard from the creators of the DigiBaeck archive, and discussed what aspects of digital humanities do and don’t pertain to Jewish Studies; this year in Boston (as always at this participant-driven event), we can do or discuss whatever you think is most interesting or useful. Registration for THATCamp Jewish Studies is open to everyone, including non-members of the AJS, and the cost is free if you are registered for the 2013 AJS conference. There will be a minimal charge of $15 (payable when you arrive at THATCamp Jewish Studies) if you are not registered for the AJS conference.
Register at jewishstudies2013.thatcamp.org/register.