Category Archives: Administrative

Announcements and instructions from the organizers about THATCamp logistics.

Lightening session proposals (aka Dork Shorts)

If you would like to give a three-minute lightening presentation during our opening session, please leave a comment below with you name, the subject of the presentation, and (optionally) a URL that you would like to be loaded in advance. You’ll have access to a web browser and our undivided attention.

Details about THATCamp AHA 2016: times, places, and proposals

Schedule for THATCamp AHA 2016

THATCamp AHA 2016 will start in a few days on Wednesday, January 6. Here is the information you need to know about finding the location, the start time, and proposing sessions.


We will begin at 9:00 a.m. by putting the schedule for the day together. (Please see the section on proposing sessions below.)

  • 9:00 – 10:00¬† ¬†Welcome, voting, presentations, etc
  • 10:15 – 11:45 First session
  • 1:00 – 2:30 Second session
  • 2:45 – 4:15 Third session

After the sessions are over, anyone who wishes is welcome to join us at Side Bar Atlanta
(79 Poplar Street, Atlanta, GA 30303).


THATCamp will be held at Georgia State University, near the location of the AHA hotels (about 4 or 5 blocks). The sessions will be held in Student Center East and Student Center West. In the morning you should come to the Student Center East Auditorium and lobby (44 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303).

To find the GSU Student Center East, click through to this map, which offers walking and public transit directions.

Proposing Sessions

There are two kinds of proposals we’d love to see from each participant. The first is for lightening presentations (sometimes called Dork Shorts). The idea is for you to give a three-minute presentation on some project, research, tool, etc that you want everyone to know about. You’ll have access to a web browser and three minutes of our undivided attention. These presentations will happen during our opening session. To sign up, please leave a comment on this post.

Second, we’d like to know what you want to talk about, build, or experiment with at THATCamp. You can propose as many hour-and-a-half long sessions as we like, and we will vote on them during our opening session. To propose a session, please log in to the THATCamp website using the credentials that we e-mailed. (Having problems? E-mail .) Click “Add a post” and write up your sessions proposal. There are more details here. You can see the sessions which have been proposed below.

See you in Atlanta in a few days.

Registration for THATCamp AHA 2016

THATCamp AHA 2016 will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, the day before the beginning of the 130th annual meeting of the American Historical Association. The THATCamp will be held at Georgia State University, a short distance from the hotels and meeting site for the AHA proper.

Registration for THATCamp AHA is free and open now. Please fill out this form to join us.

Registration for the AHA annual meeting is not required to attend THATCamp AHA. But you may wish to consult the annual meeting website for hotel and travel information.