The second annual This and THATCamp Sussex Humanities Lab takes place on 4-5 July 2017 at the University of Sussex. It brings together humanists, technologists, educators, and learners to share, build, and make together around the theme of “Rules, Regulations, Resistance”.
Whether building websites, mining data, assembling information, or sharing creative outputs humanists will often encounter laws and regulations. These encounters raise questions the answers to which are not always straightforward, can change over time and between places, and create conflict. These include:
- What are my rights as a researcher, educator, or practitioner?
- Is what I am doing legal?
- Can I share what I find?
- Who is constraining me? And why?
- How do I effect change?
The event will focus on hands-on sessions that explore the humanities, technology, rules, regulations, and resistance. Any proposal on this theme is welcome, including those on the study of rules, regulations, and resistance (contemporary or historical) using information technology. We are particularly interested in proposals:
- For one-day or two-day projects that aim to produce things (performances, documents, objects, code, training materials)
- From individuals with a project idea looking for a team to work with them on it
- That come from existing teams looking for a venue to undertake their project
- That provide opportunities for remote participation
- That seek to test the UK Text and Data Mining Exception
- Of a shorter nature: discussion points and provocations, project updates, demonstrations.
As participants, you will pick on the first day when, where, and whether the sessions proposed take place.
The event is free to attend. If you are interested in joining us or proposing a session, please register at thisand.thatcamp.org/register/. Please note that spaces are limited so registration is vital. If you need help getting to us or if your project has hardware requirements, let us know and we’ll see what we can do to support you.