Curatescape, the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and the Rhode Island Historical Society invite you to save the date of October 11-12, 2018 for an unconference devoted to Curatescape. The unconference will kick off with dinner on October 11, followed by sessions all day on October 12, and it will be held at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Who is invited to attend? All Curatescape Licensees + any and all other individuals who use Curatescape for digital curation projects, or are interested in learning more about Curatescape.
What is an unconference? An unconference is a lightly organized conference in which participants propose and facilitate sessions. Unconference sessions are meant to be free-flowing discussions, not presentations of one person’s work or point of view. Each session should be like the best college or graduate school seminar: dynamic, collaborative, thought-provoking and fun. The best sessions are often built around questions or challenges, rather than presentations of finished work. This video, called “Unconference 101,” gives an overview of how it works.
What can I expect to learn at this unconference? Expect to learn about work that others are doing using Curatescape, the challenges they have encountered, and the projects they have planned; connect with other researchers, program managers and curators in the public humanities, digital humanities and public history from around the country; and hear from members of the Curatescape project team whose continued work enables the range of projects that depend on Curatescape.
When will the event website be up so I can register and propose a session? By June 15; we will send out an email when it’s up! We have reserved a block of hotel rooms in Providence at a discounted rate and will have that information on the website when it launches.
Contact Marisa Angell Brown (email@example.com) for more information!