Amanda  French


(Please ask any THATCamp questions on the THATCamp forums at -- I'm no longer THATCamp Coordinator.)

I am now a member of the THATCamp Council, and I am the former THATCamp Coordinator and Research Assistant Professor at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, in which capacity I provided support for THATCamp organizers and participants, maintained, traveled to some (not all!) THATCamps, and directed large-scale projects such as the Proceedings of THATCamp. Before that, I worked with the NYU Archives and Public History program on an NHPRC-funded project to create a model digital curriculum for historian-archivists. I held the Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellowship at NCSU Libraries from 2004 to 2006, and afterward taught graduate and undergraduate courses at NCSU in Victorian literature and poetry as well as in the digital humanities and in advanced academic research methods. At the University of Virginia, while earning my doctorate in English, I encoded texts in first SGML and then XML for the Rossetti Archive and the Electronic Text Center. My 2004 dissertation was a history of the villanelle, the poetic form of Dylan Thomas' "Do not go gentle into that good night" and Elizabeth Bishop's "One Art."

  • Preparing for THATCamp AHA


    The second THATCamp AHA is drawing near: it will take place on Thursday 1/3 at the Sheraton New Orleans. We’ve got almost 50 participants — see who’s coming at and log in to update your own profile information if you like (click “Lost your password?” if you need to). You can upload a profile picture at

    Now is also the time to start thinking about what you’d like to do or discuss at THATCamp AHA. From now till THATCamp AHA begins, you can propose one or more session ideas by logging in to the site, clicking Posts –> Add New, writing out your idea, then clicking “Publish” to post your idea on the site where we can all see and discuss it. See for more information about how and what you might propose, not to mention a little bit of explanation about why things work this way at THATCamp. We’d particularly like to encourage “Make” sessions this year.

    Please arrive at the Nottoway room in the Sheraton by 8:30am to pick up your THATCamp AHA badge so that we can begin creating a schedule promptly at 9am. We’ve got a full day for sessions this year.

    Write me gro.p1531152648macta1531152648ht@of1531152648ni1531152648 or on Twitter at @thatcamp with any questions, and go to to see what’s going on at other THATCamps around the world. Hope you find THATCamp AHA fun, productive, and collegial.

  • Registration is open!


    To register, visit There is no fee for attending THATCamp AHA, and THATCamp AHA is open to all who wish to come — AHA members and AHA non-members alike. We have room for 100 people, so sign up soon to ensure your slot.

  • THATCamp AHA is back


    Plans are in the works to hold THATCamp AHA on January 3, 2013 in New Orleans. Check back on this website and follow @thatcampaha on Twitter for further details as they become available.

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