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Curatescape, the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and the Rhode Island Historical Society invite you to participate in an unconference devoted to Curatescape on October 11-12, 2018. The unconference will kick off with dinner on October 11, followed by a mix of sessions proposed and facilitated by participants on October 12, ending with a Pecha Kucha slide sharing session and a wrap-up session about the day’s discussions.  The event will be held at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Who is invited to attend? All Curatescape Licensees + any and all other individuals who use Curatescape for digital curation projects, or are interested in learning more about Curatescape.

What is an unconference? An unconference is a lightly organized conference in which participants propose and facilitate sessions.  Unconference sessions are meant to be free-flowing discussions, not presentations of one person’s work or point of view. Each session should be like the best college or graduate school seminar: dynamic, collaborative, thought-provoking and fun.  The best sessions are often built around questions or challenges, rather than presentations of finished work.  This video, called “Unconference 101,” gives an overview of how it works.  For those participants who wish to share a 4-min slide overview of a project under way or completed using Curatescape, please submit your information for the Pecha Kucha afternoon session (see below).

What can I expect to learn at this unconference? Expect to learn about work that others are doing using Curatescape, the challenges they have encountered, and the projects they have planned; connect with other researchers, program managers and curators in the public humanities, digital humanities and public history from around the country; and hear from members of the Curatescape project team whose continued work enables the range of projects that depend on Curatescape.

Can I attend without proposing a session? Yes!

How do I propose an Unconference session or submit information for the Pecha Kucha slide presentation session? See the Propose page of the website for more information.

Questions? Contact Marisa Angell Brown at marisa.brown@brown.edu / 401-863-6277.