[Humanist] 23.42 1st European Summer School in "Culture & Technology"

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Mon May 25 08:06:02 CEST 2009

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 42.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 25 May 2009 00:39:07 +0200
        From: Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de>
        Subject: 1st European Summer School "Culture & Technology"

We are happy to announce the 1. European Summer
School „Culture & Technology, to take place at
the University of Leipzig, Germany, July 27-31, 2009.


Funded by the University of Leipzig, the Volkswagen Foundation and the
Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC), the Summer School,
which in its name links up consciously with an international video
conferencing seminar which has been in place for two years now, is directed
at an international audience. Students in their final year, graduates,
postgraduates, doctoral students, postdocs, teachers, librarians and
technical assistants from all over Europe who are involved in the
theoretical, experimental or practical application of computational methods
in the various areas of the Humanities, in libraries and archives, or wish
to do so are the target audience of the courses.

The Summer School addresses also expressively engineers and computer
scientist who accept the challenge represented by the Arts and Humanities,
who wish to obtain an insight into the application of, and work with,
computational methods in the Humanities, and who wish to familiarise
themselves with the special demands put on the soft- and hardware systems
they develop by arts and humanities-related data.

The Summer School takes place across a whole week. The intensive programme
consists of workshops, lectures and project presentations. The Summer School
will close with a round table discussion on the challenges presented by
technological developments and by the integration of the Humanities and

Each workshop consists of a total of 15 sessions or 30 week-hours. The
number of participants in each workshop is limited to 15. Applications for a
place in a specific workshop will be made on the Portal of the Summer

Preference will be given to young scholars of the Humanities who are
planning, or are already involved with, a technology-based research project 
and describe this project in a qualified way. Young scholars of Engineering
and Computer Sciences are expected to describe their specialities and
interests in such a way that also non specialists can follow and that they
support their expectations from the Summer School with good arguments.

Thanks to the generous support granted by the Volkswagen Foundation to the
Summer School, participants who have no possibility of applying for a refund
from another institution can apply for a contribution to their travel and
accommodation costs.

Important dates:

31.05.2009 last day for the expression of interest by setting up a personal
account with ConfTool

15.06.2009 last day for the submission of the application via ConfTool
(accessible from the portal of the Summer School)

30.06.2009 communication of the selection process results

10.07.2009 last day for the payment of registration fees

27.07.2009 Summer School starts

For further details, such as the schedule, planned workshops, venue,
registration fees, accommodation ecc., see:

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth BurrOrganizer of the European Summer School
University of Leipzig
elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de

Univ.-Prof'in Dr. phil. habil. Elisabeth Burr
Französische / frankophone und italienische Sprachwissenschaft
Institut für Romanistik
Philologische Fakultät
Universität Leipzig
Haus 1 / 3. Etage, Zi. 1307
Beethovenstr. 15
D-04107 Leipzig
Tel. +49 (0)341 97 37413/37411

elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de

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