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Humanities Action Lab Launch: Part 2

Humanities Action Lab Launch: Part 2

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
General Public 

THATCamp AHA: The Humanities and Technology Camp

THATCamp, The Humanities and Technology Camp, is an open meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. In conjunction with the annual American Historical Association conference, and as part of a two-day launch of its Humanities Action Lab (HAL), The New School will be hosting a THATCamp “un-conference.”

The day opens with “Dork Shorts” – lightning talks about people’s digital projects, followed by five 50-minute sessions chosen through a participatory process. During THATCamp, the HAL: Global Dialogues’ incarceration project will offer fixed workshop sessions inviting participants to imagine how to create a digital platform for exploring the history of incarceration and fostering dialogue on how to address the crisis today. The day will end with closing remarks and evaluations.

HAL: Global Dialogues launches on January 5 with a moderated conversation between two historical witnesses to the mass incarceration crisis now working to shape its future. For more information, see Humanities Action Lab Launch: Part 1.

The Humanities Action Lab (HAL) at The New School is an international hub for innovation in shared public scholarship connecting the humanities and design to foster engagement on urgent social issues.

To participate, please register at the THATCamp website.

HAL / AHA THATCamp events are sponsored by:
American Historical Association
Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students
Global Studies Program at The New School for Public Engagement
Executive Dean's Office, New School for Public Engagement 
History Program at Eugene Lang College
Historical Studies at The New School for Social Research
The Institute for Museum and Library Services
MFA Program in Design and Technology, Parsons
Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Open Society Foundations
School of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons
School of Constructed Environments, Parsons
School of Media Studies 
Zolberg Institute for Migration and Mobility



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