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Announcements and instructions from the organizers about THATCamp logistics.

THATCamp AHA logistics

Just some reminders about THATCamp AHA tomorrow:

We’ll be starting with coffee and mingling at 8:15am on Wednesday, January 3rd, just before AHA itself, at Funger Hall, 2201 G Street NW, Washington, DC. Travel information is on the site at, as is the (still blank of course) schedule information at

And speaking of blank schedules, why not propose something to fill it in? If you haven’t been to an unconference before, you can read about proposing a session at If you don’t get around to proposing something before January 3rd, or if you’re unsure about the process, no worries: you can always suggest an idea on the morning of the unconference or even after it’s underway.

Most THATCamp sessions in my experience tend to be discussions (Talk sessions), which are plenty valuable in themselves, but we *strongly* encourage you to propose hands-on collaborative writing or coding sessions (Make sessions) or digital skills workshops (Teach sessions) that will let everyone learn and work together productively. You’d be surprised at how useful even a spontaneously organized workshop can be: I’ve been at THATCamps where someone mentions a tool in one session and then by popular demand agrees to teach it in the next: unconferences are great at determining what the people in the room really want to learn and do.

To propose a session, click the “Log in” link on the site’s home page, then choose Posts –> Add New, write notes in the text box, and hit “Publish” when you’re done. See for more help, or just play around in the THATCamp AHA website itself.

Finally, a word about food. We’ll provide coffee, but you’re on your own for breakfast and lunch. There are plenty of great places to eat around Funger Hall. See you tomorrow!

Announcing THATCamp AHA 2018

Wikimedia Commons Credit: Benoît Prieur (Agamitsudo) - CC-BY-SA

Wikimedia Commons Credit: Benoît Prieur (Agamitsudo) – CC-BY-SA

We are very happy to announce that the AHA will be holding THATCamp this year in partnership with the history department at George Washington University. It will be held on January 3rd, 2018 on the GW campus in Foggy Bottom, just a few metro stops from the meeting hotels.

Everything, as they say, has a history, and THATCamp AHAs are no exception. The first THATCamp at an American Historical Association annual meeting took place in January 2012. That makes this the seventh annual event. Over the past seven years, they have been a place for historians to learn about and exchange ideas for how to use technology for research and in the classroom. They have been venues where projects have been conceived and connections made between scholars. Hundreds of scholars have been introduced to digital history in a relaxed, fun, and informal environment.

But what makes THATCamp great is you. So register now, and plan to join us at George Washington University on January 3rd.

You don’t need to be attending the AHA to come to THATCamp. All are welcome.

Read more about the THATCamp movement and browse other THATCamps at