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Session proposal–Digital Humanities: Building Social Networks and Capacity in Idaho

From: Marc Smith et al., Mapping Twitter Topic Networks: From Polarized Crowds to Community

Brief presentation on the methods of social network analysis articulated in the article above and
brief presentation about social network visualization as a tool for historical study.

Small group discussion/brainstorming session:
Digital humanities tools have the potential to create communities of discourse, and to enhance
advocacy and action.  In a small group setting a discussion of the state of the humanities in Idaho
can lead to establishing working groups, objectives and strategies for future activity.

In preparation I have created a survey that may be filled out before, during or after
THATCamp BSU, and its data examined during and after the conference.

Link to survey:

Lawrence Shapiro

Proposal: Creating a Vibrant Chess Community

Creating a vibrant scholastic chess community.

I propose a MAKE session. I will lead a small group to collaborate on ways to make Boise
a vibrant scholastic chess community. Our objective would be to produce a draft document that
outlines action items that would make Boise the most chess friendly scholastic community in the northwest.

The theme of THATCamp Boise is “Access, Empowerment, and Expression.” The game of chess is empowering and encourages expression – yet there are barriers to access. Having an active chess scholastic chess community produces some amazing results. By outlining a theory of change, identifying barriers, and brainstorming solutions, Boise can become a model scholastic chess community.

-Richard Mussler-Wright -Longfellow Chess Coach


Who organized THATCamp Boise State?


THATCamp Boise State 2013 schedule, created on the spot. Use #thatcampbsu to tag your experience at this year’s THATCamp.

2016 marks the fourth THATCamp Boise State.  This is a grass roots event put together by three individuals who work on campus: Dr. Alicia Garza, World Languages department; Francisco Salinas, Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion; and Memo Cordova, associate professor/librarian at Albertsons Library.

We couldn’t put THATCamp together without the financial support of the university Provost, the College of Arts & Sciences, the World Languages department, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Albertsons Library, and the Arts and Humanities Institute.

THATCamp Boise State is a labor of love for the humanities and for the people who come to these events: from educators and programmers, to historians and authors, and for anyone who shares a passion for teaching and learning where the humanities and technology are concerned–it’s a big field for sure. But THATCamp events thrive on the premise that the people who attend and participate in these events make them great.

THATCamp Boise State is collaborative, non-disciplinary, informal, spontaneous, productive, non-hierarchical, and a lot of fun. Parking will be free, there will be great food, and you will listen to dynamic speakers. All you have to do to make the rest of the unconference great is to teach/learn something, lead a discussion, solve a problem, keep an open mind, and have fun.

Questions? E-mail us at moc.l1539649580iamg@1539649580usbpm1539649580actah1539649580t1539649580. We’re on Twitter at @ThatCampBSU and as an event on Facebook.