Matthew Lincoln, PhD Art History and Digital Research


The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA is hosting 2013 THATCamp PRIME on June 7-8, 2013. They label themselves an “un-conference”, maybe best explained in their own words:

An unconference is to a conference what a seminar is to a lecture, what a party at your house is to a church wedding, what a pick-up game of Ultimate Frisbee is to an NBA game, what a jam band is to a symphony orchestra: it’s more informal and more participatory. To get the most out of THATCamp, have fun, be productive, and stay collegial. Don’t bring a presentation (unless you’re teaching a workshop). Propose a session and take charge of running it. Talk, make, teach, play. Listen.

Some of the sessions (or is workshop a better term?) already proposed include “powerpoint-cum-MadLibs” (which reads to me like some hellish version of our comprehensive exams) and a more traditional-sounding conversation about MOOCs.

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Lincoln, Matthew D. "2013 THATCamp PRIME." Matthew Lincoln, PhD (blog), 06 May 2013,

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