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NOVA to host 2016 THATCamp for community colleges

In an effort to cultivate a conversation about implementing digital humanities in community colleges, Northern Virginia Community College will host the 2016 THATCamp June 3-4 at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003. This event is open to faculty, staff, grad students, scholars, librarians, archivists and other interested parties at all community colleges.

Digital humanities is an effort to applying digital technologies to research and pedagogy in the humanities. THATCamp – The Humanities and Technology Camp – is an informal technology conference for community college members where participants focus on implementing digital humanities in community colleges or smaller learning environments with fewer resources and funding. This year’s keynote speaker will be Jesse Stommel, executive director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at the University of Mary Washington.

Digital humanities is transforming how students study and learn the humanities, but many of the existing projects and advice for implementing digital humanities are designed for university settings – not community colleges. THATCamp aims to bring together faculty, staff, administrators and community members to discuss what the digital humanities means for students who attend community colleges.

NOVA also welcomes other experts and specialists interested in educational technology and the digital humanities at community colleges or smaller higher education institutions. THATCamp allows participants the opportunity to collaborate, problem solve and produce ideas on how to bring digital humanities to community colleges while participating in a number of presentations and workshops.

THATCamp workshops and presentations will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, June 3 and at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4. There are currently 15 spaces left for those interested in attending this event. For more information on NOVA’s 2016 THATCamp and how to register, visit the event website.


Media Contact: Raytevia Evans | 703.425.5839 | revans@nvcc.edu



Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.