The OI is an independent research organization sponsored by William & Mary.
A response to the popular THAT Camp meetings in which humanities scholars get together to teach each other useful software packages for academic research and presentation, THis Camp meetings are offered at every annual OI conference thanks to the Lapidus Initiative. The sessions focus on software of special use for historical research. Participants in THis Camp workshops do not need to have any advanced or specialized technical knowledge, but can learn enough to begin using the resource immediately.
Past THis Camps
23rd Annual OI Conference (Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 15–17, 2017)
- Liz Covart of the OI’s Doing History series and Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History explained the ins and outs of creating a podcast from scratch.
22nd Annual OI Conference (Worcester, Massachusetts, June 23–26, 2016)
- Megan Brett of George Mason University led a beginner’s session in Omeka, the popular online software that lets you build and curate a digital exhibit.
- Elizabeth Hopwood of Northeastern University led an advanced beginner’s session in TEI mark-up language, a protocol used for the digital encoding of scholarly texts.
“Emerging Histories of the Early Modern French Atlantic” Conference (Williamsburg, Virginia, October 2015)
- Max Edelson of the University of Virginia and co-creator of the popular online resource Map Scholar program led a session that taught participants to create a basic digital atlas and annotate maps.