March 25, 2011 - 11:32 visualising large data sets

Facilitator: Daniel Pettet (contact)

Reference Project: Environment And Society Portal (run by the Rachel Carson Center)

The Content

Demonstration of existing research and techniques used for building and exploring visualisations for the environment and society portal. These visualisations included time and map based display as well as keyword or tag cloud substitutes for finding keyword based data relationships.


Search text/keyword relationship tool: “Google Wonder Wheel” (an option available when searching google in the left sidebar)

Facetted Browsing (or filtering) of data sets:,

Map based visualisation: Geocommons (the most advanced system so far?)

Google maps: geocode service, maps API

Tree cloud:

Graph dice?:

Visualisation website/blog compiling many different types and examples (user/design based):

March 24, 2011 - 17:33 Links from “Digital Humanities for Beginners” session

Here are the links to things we talked about in the Digital Humanities for Beginners session:

March 24, 2011 - 15:20 The THATCamp Florence unconference schedule

We have now posted the THATCamp Florence unconference schedule on the programme page at Thanks to you all for your help in forming it! Thanks to Nikrooz Hosseini, there is also a Google Doc of the THATCamp Florence unconference programme if you prefer to look at it there.

March 9, 2011 - 09:44 Closed Applications for THATCamp Florence Support Grants

The deadline for applying for a support grant was the 4th of March 2011.

Here are the winners:

  • Timothy Nunan (Mellon)
  • Wilko Graf von Hardenberg (Mellon)
  • Inna Kizhner (Kress)
  • Valentina Berardini (Mellon)
  • Katerina Kouriati (Mellon)
  • Camila Guimarães Dantas (A friend of THATCamp)

Contact is Amanda French, THATcamp Officer, CHNM, George Mason University, email: []

March 2, 2011 - 17:07 Important Deadlines for THATCamp Florence !

The 4th of March was the last day for requesting a support grant to join Florence BootCamp and THATcamp. Results of the selection procedure were communicated to single applicants.

Suggesting a specific issue to be dealt with during THATcamp together with registration was the 15th of March 2011.

We remind you that the 10 € requested by day to all campers will allow you to receive a Lunch ticket and have access to two Coffee Breaks: 11.00 a.m. in the morning and 4 p.m. in the afternoon.

Enjoy THATcamp Florence !

January 21, 2011 - 15:13 Register to BootCamp and THATCamp Florence activities Now !

Please register now to attend BootCamp courses and/or THATcamp ateliers in Florence, Italy, during the 23-24-25 of March 2011.

The number of participants is limited because of the size of the seminar rooms which will be used at the Badia Fiesolana, European University Institute: so, first come, first served !

November 25, 2010 - 18:47 Do you have a proposal for THATCamp Florence ?

Reply to this post or don’t hesitate to contact us at

October 29, 2010 - 21:25 That Camp Florence

Ponte VecchioIn March 2011 the Department of History and Civilisation of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, will host THATCamp, an important event in the field of Digital Humanities and Digital History organized by several European scholarly institutions. Italian and European Digital Humanists will be invited to meet and discuss digital scholarship and methods today. Participation is not limited to EUI members.

THATcamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp), is a so-called “un-conference” promoted by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University in Virginia, our partner in organising this event for the first time in Italy.

THATCamp Florence will be preceded by a BootCamp, consisting of introductory courses in the Digital Humanities & Digital History provided by one or more teachers. The Bootcamp is sponsored through the generosity of the Mellon Foundation, the Kress Foundation, and the Council on Library and Information Resources in the USA. They will provide also small individual fellowships for participants.

Registration for THATCamp Florence is necessary and is possible until the 15th of March 2011. For more information please contact Maria Caterina Cunsolo, THATCamp Florence Officer, [/thatcampflorence]

September 24, 2010 - 08:17 Call for proposals

The call for proposals for THATCamp Florence March 2011 is open !

You are welcome to contact us and suggest topics that you would like to discuss during THATCamp ateliers in Florence

August 7, 2010 - 09:32 Upcoming THATCamps and Past THATCamps

Upcoming THATCamps

  • TBA — Southeast BootCamp maybe
  • TBA — Jersey Shore BootCamp maybe
  • June 10-11, 2011 — Victoria BootCamp maybe
  • March 23-25, 2011 — Firenze BootCamp maybe
  • February 19-20, 2011 — Florida BootCamp maybe
  • January 11-12, 2011 — Southern California BootCamp yes
  • November 26-27, 2010 — Melbourne BootCamp maybe
  • November 20, 2010 — Chicago BootCamp no
  • November 18-19, 2010 — Polska BootCamp maybe
  • November 13-14, 2010 — New England BootCamp yes
  • October 23-24, 2010 — Pacific Northwest BootCamp maybe
  • October 16, 2010 — Research Triangle Park BootCamp no
  • October 9-10, 2010 — Bay Area BootCamp yes
  • October 2-3, 2010 — New Mexico BootCamp yes
  • September 17-18, 2010 — Cologne BootCamp no
  • August 28-29, 2010 — Canberra BootCamp yes

Past THATCamps

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