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2014 Teaching with Technology SPARC

Please join us for the annual Teaching with Technology Showcase of Projects in Arts, Research, and Curriculum (“SPARC”) on Wednesday, February, 12th, 2014! This free event showcases technologies incorporated into today’s evolving labs and classrooms by UVa students and faculty. Demonstrations of emerging technologies such as Google Glass, Oculus Rift, and 3-Dimensional data capture will also be available.

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To RSVP, click here.

Catered refreshments will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

IATH: 2014 Call for Fellowship Proposals

Digital Humanities Scholarships for UVA Humanities Faculty

IATH is a research institute focused on exploring and expanding the potential of information technology as a tool for humanities research. We are looking for applications for 2014-2015 Residential and Associate Fellows.

Resident Fellows receive office space, $10,000 per year for equipment and research support, and intensive technical, design, and development support and collaboration. Associate Fellows receive technical, design, and development support.

Applications are due February 24, 2014.

Interested? Contact us for more information and see if we can help you. | 924-4527

THATCampVA 2013 Registration Is Now Open!

We’re excited to say that registration is now open for approximately 80 participants at THATCampVA!  Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early.

Register now!

CLOSING DATE: September 30, 2013

What’s this now?
You know! A regional THATCamp.

THATCampVA will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 8-9, 2013. We have plans for workshops starting Friday afternoon, but if you send us your fabulous workshop idea, we may be able to offer a workshop track on Saturday as well.  On Saturday the THATCampVA unconference itself, with a track designed especially for kids and adult track sessions generated by the participants, will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Opportunities for social time with friends old and new will be available on Friday night, November 8, at nearby establishments.

Charlottesville, Virginia (at UVA Library’s Scholars’ Lab)

Organizers include digital humanities folks from UVA, Mary Washington, and Virginia Tech— but this is your unconference!

Anybody with energy and an interest in the humanities and/or technology should attend: graduate students, scholars, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and programmers, administrators, managers, and funders; people from the non-profit sector, the for-profit sector, and interested amateurs.  We say any- and everybody, and especially those who would find this interesting but who may never have been to a THATCamp or anything like it before.

Questions in the meantime? Email us!

Watch this space for more news soon — and follow us at @THATCampVA.

The registration page, linked above, is at

Thurs., August 22 — 2013 Teaching with Technology Fair

Teaching with Technology 2013

Designed for UVa faculty, the Teaching with Technology Fair is a free annual event featuring success stories of faculty integrating teaching and technology. Gain strategies for maximizing technology in your teaching & research, learn about tech tools available for your courses, and share ideas with fellow instructors at workshops and demos!

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

11:30 am – 5:30 pm

Robertson Media Center, 3rd floor of Clemons Library

Lunch & Keynote: 12 noon, Clemons 201

Wine & Cheese Reception: 4-5:30 pm, Clemons 3rd floor

Free registration—due Friday, Aug. 16, at 5:00 pm


U.Va. Professor Wins $1.4M Grant to Record, Preserve Ancient Culture of Bhutan

In the News: UVa’s Professor David Germano, Associate Professor, Religious Studies, has been awarded a new, $1.4M grant by the Arcadia Fund to fund a collaborative project to preserve Bhutan’s oral heritage through audio and video recordings.
He is also the co-director of the Tibet Center and of SHANTI (Sciences, Humanities & Arts Network of Technological Initiatives).

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