Session proposal: Let’s blog!

Since I’m not part of the museum world (my doctorate is in English), I’m a little diffident about proposing anything to do with museums, and since this is THATCamp Museums NYC, I’m a little diffident about proposing anything NOT to do with museums. But this one time at THATCamp SoCal I suggested (since THATCamp is supposed to be productive), a session in which anyone who wants to just hangs out in a room together and blogs. Call it a blogathon. A nice, quiet space and time to do that blogging we’ve all been meaning to do, or to get started on it, at any rate. Certainly as THATCamp Coordinator I do always appreciate it when people blog about THATCamp, of course, even if it’s just summaries of sessions, and it’s also true that blog posts about THATCamp can be nominated for consideration in the Proceedings of THATCamp, whose first issue will be released on August 1, but it could be anything, on any blog, including this one.

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About Amanda French

(Please ask any THATCamp questions on the THATCamp forums at -- I'm no longer THATCamp Coordinator.) I am now a member of the THATCamp Council, and I am the former THATCamp Coordinator and Research Assistant Professor at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, in which capacity I provided support for THATCamp organizers and participants, maintained, traveled to some (not all!) THATCamps, and directed large-scale projects such as the Proceedings of THATCamp. Before that, I worked with the NYU Archives and Public History program on an NHPRC-funded project to create a model digital curriculum for historian-archivists. I held the Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellowship at NCSU Libraries from 2004 to 2006, and afterward taught graduate and undergraduate courses at NCSU in Victorian literature and poetry as well as in the digital humanities and in advanced academic research methods. At the University of Virginia, while earning my doctorate in English, I encoded texts in first SGML and then XML for the Rossetti Archive and the Electronic Text Center. My 2004 dissertation was a history of the villanelle, the poetic form of Dylan Thomas' "Do not go gentle into that good night" and Elizabeth Bishop's "One Art."