Claremont received a grant for local DH collaboration:
Building on DHSoCal website out of the very first THATCamp SoCal (outdated profiles and content–needs to be updated)
Could there be a central meeting space? Would it be possible to create a mobile lab? Something like a foodtruck that could be setup in different places?
What we need more than equipment is travel grants (and legitimate academic funders so we can take time off of our academic positions to do DH work)
Sharing a twitter account to broadcast local events occurring on our campuses (maybe Daniel will take this on)
In addition to THATCamp, host another collaboration that could be like a summer institute and possibly garner NEH grants.
How about a SoCal Research Slam along the lines of what’s been done at UCSB for the past 5 years?
- What about the model of bringing in judges from other campuses to evaluate student projects?
http://humanistica.ualberta.ca/ as an example of collaboration–possible local chapters of 4Humanities?
- Do a documentary about what DH’ers are doing in SoCal (as support for a regional hub and also to explain to our colleagues what we do in DH)
- At CSUN 4Humanities is a student organization, sponsored by the Center for the Digital Humanities
- Use students from other institutions as labor for DH projects? (as interns, perhaps?)
Monthly Google Hangouts, perhaps? To get to know each other and our projects and to collaborate regularly.
First meeting: Friday Oct 12, 11am. Liz Losh (@lizlosh) will organize the event. Send her a note if you want to join in the call.
Scott Kleinman and Daniel Chamberlain will setup the regional twitter account (@DHSoCal)