Digital history north/south
News from the two poles of North American digital history (or, you know, the UWO-GMU Axis of Digital Evil) have recently passed into the aether:
The dispatch from London: Bill Turkel and Alan MacEachern are writing a book, The Programming Historian, “to teach practicing historians how to use programming to augment their ability to do research online.”
The dispatch from Fairfax: the CHNM is organizing an unconference called THATcamp (the humanities and technology camp), on digital humanities, the weekend of May 31. “Sessions at THATCamp will range from full-blown papers (not many of those, we hope) to software demos to training sessions to debates to discussions of research findings to half-baked rants.” Sign me up in the half-baked rants category! Apply for a spot at firstname.lastname@example.org.