Category Archives: Session Proposals


I’m so thrilled that we had such a productive day at THATCamp HBCU! There’s more to come tomorrow!  Please remember, if you have any new session ideas you would like to happen, please add them to the WIKI in the … Continue reading

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Some Details Before the Conference

My dear THATCampers!  I just wanted to touch base and tell you that I can’t wait for all of us to meet! Wednesday from 4-6 p.m., I will be in the “Quiet Study Room” on the bottom floor of the … Continue reading

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Building Digital Bridges to Cross Cultural Divides

I am a part of a team of students, scholars, entrepreneurs, and volunteers who are building a digital library and genealogical/family history database for African Americans (Gullah-Geechee) in coastal Georgia and their “distant relatives” in Sierra Leone. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Editing Workshop

I think it would be a great idea to add a film editing workshop. If there isn’t already one.

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Khan Academy and Duolingo

For those who don’t know, Khan Academy is a website of over 3200 short videos on such topics as math (from basic all the way up to calculus), physics (from just a little above my head to way above my … Continue reading

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Session Proposal: Making It So that You Can Fake It

One of the challenges of operating in the digital humanities is a reliance on often unreliable campus infrastructures; let’s spend some time hacking digital humanities advances/innovations (especially for the classroom) such that the backups and alternatives are easy for students … Continue reading

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HBCU Digital Commons

Most of us who are working at HBCU’s and small liberal arts colleges find ourselves alone in our quest to use Digital Humanities in our classes, in our research, and in our departmental work.  I would like to suggest the … Continue reading

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Session proposal: Using university library archives and digital collections for student projects

The Mervyn H. Sterne Library at UAB hosts UAB Digital Collections (, including oral histories, student-created ethnographic films, images, letters, and other documents related to medical history; StoryCorps interviews, and archives of a number of UAB publications.  Although we don’t … Continue reading

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Virtual Environments

I would like to see a session on how virtual environments can be used as educational tools in the classroom. Van Dora

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Screencasting and Grading

Hi. I’m not sure how many are familiar with screencasting (web 2.0 tool) but I think a great session on using screencasting as a tool to comment on student writing and other assignments would be beneficial to all.   Van … Continue reading

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