THATCamp Switzerland, November 11-12 (Update)

22 Sep 2011 - 00:00


THATCamp Switzerland / The Humanities and Technology Camp / Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, November 11-12, 2011

THATCamp Switzerland is an unconference about Digital Humanities. It is an open, transdisciplinary event, based on the active collaboration of all its participants.

THATCamp Switzerland is organized by,, Histoire et Informatique in cooperation with the University of Lausanne and other institutions.

As in any THATCamp, the program is not scheduled in advance, but is crowd-sourced to the participants during the event. Everyone has a chance to contribute with ideas and proposals. Work languages are French, German and English. Everyone with genuine interest in Digital Humanities is welcome.

Registration is open till November 4th, within the limit of available places.


Participation fees amount to 30 CHF, including coffee, lunch breaks, and Friday night social evening. Fees are due on the first conference day.


Conference website:



Friday November 11, 2011


10h00-10h45  Registration

10h45-11h00 Opening Speeches: Philippe Moreillon (Vice-dean Unil), Organisers (, Association Histoire et Informatique, )

11h00-12h00 Conference by Willard McCarty (King's College London)

12h00-12h30 What is a THATCamp by Mills Kelly (CHNM)

12h30-13h30 Pause

13h30-15h00 Bootcamp session 1:

    Bibliographical Managment Software (Lit-Link);

    Introduction to Digital Information Litteracy (Bookmarking, Blogs, RSS Feeds, mailing lists);

    Swiss Digital Historical Landscape;

    Open bootcamp session

15h00-15h30 Pause

15h30-17h00 Bootcamp session 2

    Bibliographical Management Software (Zotero);

    Individual Digital Preservation (Mails and Pictures);

    Social Media for Scientific Research (Social Bookmarking,

Twitter, Facebook);


17h15-18h45 THATCamp organisation plenary session

19h30-22h00 Social evening  (Hôtel de la Paix)


Saturday November 12, 2011


09h00-10h30 Sessions THATCamp 1-4

11h00-12h30 Sessions THATCamp 5-8

14h00-15h30 Sessions THATCamp 9-12

16h00-17h30 Sessions THATCamp 13-16