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We are happy to announce that applications for a place at the 7th European Summer University in Digital Humanities are now being accepted (see http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/629).

As ESU DH C & T is a member of the International Digital Humanities Training Network courses taken at the Summer University are eligible for transfer credit towards the University of Victoria Graduate Certificate in DH (see http://www.uvic.ca/humanities/english/graduate/graduate-certificates/dhum-certificate/index.php).

The Summer University takes place across 11 whole days. The intensive programme consists of workshops, public lectures, regular project presentations, a poster session, and a panel discussion.

The workshop programme is composed of the following thematic strands:

  • XML-TEI encoding, structuring and rendering
  • Compilation, Annotation und Analysis of Written Text Corpora. Introduction to Methods and Tools
  • Comparing Corpora
  • Digital Editions and Editorial Theory: Historical Texts and Documents
  • Searching Linguistic Patterns in Large Text Corpora for Digital Humanities Research
  • Lexicometric text analysis using CLARIN-D Webservices and R
  • Stylometry
  • Spoken Language and Multimodal Corpora
  • Digital Lexica, Terminological Databases and Encyclopaedias: Contents, Structures and Formats
  • Drupal Does Data. Drupal for the Data-driven Humanities
  • Exploring art and technology within contemporary network culture. A close look at net art, digital art curation and its impact on the culture heritage sector
  • From Text to Map. Modeling Historical Humanities Data in Mapping Environments
  • Project Management
  • Data management for the humanities: from data warehousing to legal and ethical implication
  • Digital Research Infrastructures in the Humanities: How to Use, Build and Maintain Them

Workshops are normally structured in such a way that participants can either take the two blocks of one workshop or two blocks from different workshops. The number of participants in each workshop is limited to 10. For more information see: http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/621

Thanks to our sponsors, the following support for participants of the Summer University is available (see: http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/623):

  • The German Accademic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers very generous support to up to 17 alumni / alumnae of German universities. Also former Erasmus-students or student / researchers of Universities of Applied Science, Art or Music Schools qualify as alumni / alumnae as long as they have spent altogether 3 months of their life at academic institutions in Germany,
  • The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) at the University of Victoria, in conjunction with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), will sponsor up to 5 fellowships for tuition or travel available to Canadian and international graduate students and postdoctoral fellows,
  • CLARIN-D will sponsor a number of fellowships for participants of the Summer University. The fellowship will cover the tuition fees,
  • The University of Leipzig through its International Centre makes available up to 10 bursaries for members of its Eastern European partner universities. Should funds allow there will be also 1-2 bursaries for members of the scientific staff from its non-European partner universities.

The Summer University is directed at 60 participants from all over Europe and beyond. It wants to bring together (doctoral) students, young scholars and academics from the Arts and Humanities, Library Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering and Computer Sciences as equal partners to an interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and experience in a multilingual and multicultural context and thus create the conditions for future project-based cooperations and network-building across the borders of disciplines, countries, languages and cultures.

The Summer University seeks to offer a space for the discussion and acquisition of new knowledge, skills and competences in those computer technologies which play a central role in Humanities Computing and which determine every day more and more the work done in the Humanities and Cultural Sciences, as well as in publishing, libraries, and archives, to name only some of the most important areas. The Summer University aims at integrating these activities into the broader context of the Digital Humanities, which pose questions about the consequences and implications of the application of computational methods and tools to cultural artefacts of all kinds.

In all this the Summer University aims at confronting the so-called Gender Divide , i.e. the under-representation of women in the domain of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Germany and Europe. But, instead of strengthening the hard sciences as such by following the way taken by so many measures which focus on the so-called STEM disciplines and try to convince women of the attractiveness and importance of Computer Science or Engineering, the Summer University relies on the challenges that the Humanities with their complex data and their wealth of women represent for Computer Science and Engineering and the further development of the latter, on the overcoming of the boarders between the so-called hard and soft sciences and on the integration of Humanities, Computer Science and Engineering.

As the Summer University is dedicated not only to the acquisition of knowledge and skills, but wants also to foster community building and networking across disciplines, languages and cultures, countries and continents, the programme of the Summer School features also communal coffee breaks, communal lunches in the refectory of the university, and a rich cultural programme (thematic guided tours, visits of archives, museums and exhibitions, and communal dinners in different parts of Leipzig).

For all relevant information please consult the Web-Portal of the European Summer School in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology”: http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/ which will be continually updated and integrated with more information as soon as it becomes available.

For questions about the European Summer University please use esu_ct@uni-leipzig.de

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