We’d like to express our appreciation to those who have supported the development of the first Iowa THATCamp. Without the assistance of the following people and organizations, excitement for pulling this off may have fizzled early on. Instead, we thank these folks for helping us provide food, places to learn and chat, and the caffeinated beverages we were advised to make sure we have enough of.
The following people have graciously given of their time to share their knowledge with us in our efforts to invite 75 people into discussion:
- Neda Barrett, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
- Jim Elmborg, School of Library & Information Science
- Jean Florman, Center for Teaching
- Teresa Mangum, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
- Stacy Haynes-Moore, ITS SITA Program
- Jennifer New, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
- Nicki Saylor, Digital Research & Publishing, UI Libraries
- Steve Silva, ITS Instructional Services
- Jon Winet, Digital Studio for Public Humanities
The generous contributions of the following have allowed us to provide coffee, lunches, and snacks, in addition to supporting other basic needs of convening this unconference.
- Center for Teaching
- College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Perry A. and Helen Judy Bond Fund for Interdisciplinary Interaction
- Communication Studies Department
- Department of English
- Digital Studio for Public Humanities
- Graduate College
- ITS Instructional Services
- Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
- School of Library and Information Science
- University of Iowa Libraries
To be announced.
Robin Davis, THATCamp Iowa City Multimedia Curator
Kathie Gossett (Iowa State)
Deborah Manion (The University of Iowa)
Extra Special Thank You’s for Extra Special Support
THATCamp Iowa City began as a project idea for the two University of Iowa HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory) Scholars, Melody Dworak and Katherine F. Montgomery, that could fulfill their mission of facilitating conversations among University of Iowa scholars from different disciplines. Teresa Mangum of the Obermann Center and Jean Florman of the Center for Teaching have thrown their support behind THATCamp Iowa City from the very beginning. This initiative could not have happened without their guidance.
Spring 2012 is the perfect time for THATCamp Iowa City because of the burgeoning digital initiatives at Iowa and the development of the Digital Studio for the Public Humanities, steered by the studio’s director, Jon Winet. He and Nicki Saylor, head of Digital Research & Publishing—which works intimately with and is co-located with the studio—had given both their blessing and guidance during the initiative’s exploratory phase. THATCamp Iowa City would not be happening without their interest in it.
Final extra special thanks go to the core staff at the Obermann Center, Assistant Director Jennifer New and Administrator Neda Barrett, who are assisting us with the core needs of marketing and accounting.