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Post Conference Workshops Updates

Both the Software Carpentry & Data Carpentry post-conference workshops are now full! If you would like to be added to the wait list for either of these workshops, please email


The Post-Conference Workshop on Text Mining with the HathiTrust Research Center is free, and registration is open at! To find out more about this workshop see the Post-Conference Workshops page

Data Carpentry and Software Carpentry Workshops offered May 30-31

Following the HASTAC 2015 conference, Michigan State University is pleased to announce that we will be hosting two separate workshops on Data Carpentry and on Software Carpentry. These will run 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday May 30 (9am-5pm) and Sunday May 31 (9am-3pm),

Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry’s missions are to teach fundamental computational skills to researchers. Software Carpentry focuses on programming best practices for people with some programming experience. Workshops teach good programming practices in Python, version control with Github and the command line. Data Carpentry teaches basic concepts, skills, and tools for working more effectively with data to those with little to no prior computational experience. Workshops teach best practices for data organization in spreadsheets, text mining and data analysis in R.

These workshops will be focused on data sets applicable to social scientists, humanists, librarians, and archivist relative to the HASTAC 2015 conference theme, the “Art and Science of Digital Humanities.”

For more information, please see and These workshops are open to the public. The registration form is here: There is a $20 fee to attend either of the workshops.

There is limited space available in each of these workshops. Once registration capacity is reached, there will be a wait list. Email to add your name to the wait list.

These workshops were made possible by generous support from MSU IT and the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research.

Pre and Post Conference Events

Keep an eye out for the up to date schedule here.

Here is an overview of what is going on around HASTAC 2015:

Wednesday, May 27, 1-5pm – HASTAC Scholars Unconference

Thursday, May 28 – Friday, May 29 – HASTAC 2015 Conference

Saturday, May 30 – HTRC Workshop (half-day)

Saturday, May 30 – Sunday, May 31 – Software Carpentry Workshop

Saturday, May 30 – Sunday, May 31 – Data Carpentry Workshop

We are working on the schedule this week and will release a more detailed time-block schedule by the first week of March.

All notifications have been sent!

All notifications for submissions to HASTAC 2015 have been sent. If you submitted a proposal but have not heard back, please email Remember that for proposals with more than one author, only “corresponding authors” were given notification from the HASTAC 2015 program committee.

Acceptances are going out on a rolling basis + Corresponding Authors please spread the news!

Acceptances of submissions to HASTAC 2015 are continuing to go out on a rolling basis. We are getting close! Thanks to all for their patience.

Acceptances have been sent ONLY to “corresponding authors” of submissions. If you have received an acceptance notification, please share the good news with your collaborators!

We look forward to unveiling a truly exciting and diverse program soon!