Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


THis Camp

Thanks to the Lapidus Initiative, the OI has a new resource for Early Americanists interested in digital humanities projects: THis Camp. A response to the popular THAT Camp meetings in which humanities scholars get together to teach each other useful software packages for academic research and presentation, THis Camp teaches software of special use for historical research and, moreover, does so at a Beginner’s level. Participants in THis Camp workshops do not need to have any advanced or specialized technical knowledge, but can learn enough to begin using the resource immediately.

Upcoming THis Camps

23rd Annual OI Conference (Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 15–17, 2017)

Past THis Camps

22nd Annual OI Conference (Worcester, Massachusetts, June 23–26, 2016)

  • Megan Brett of George Mason University led a beginner’s session in Omeka, the popular online software that lets you build and curate a digital exhibit.
  • Elizabeth Hopwood of Northeastern University led an advanced beginner’s session in TEI mark up language, a protocol used for the digital encoding of scholarly texts.

“Emerging Histories of the Early Modern French Atlantic” Conference (Williamsburg, Viriginia, October 2015)

  • Max Edelson of the University of Virginia and co-creator of the popular online resource Map Scholar program led a session that taught participants to create a basic digital atlas and annotate maps.