[Humanist] 26.19 events: summer school at Leipzig
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Sun May 13 22:32:49 CEST 2012
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 19.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Sun, 13 May 2012 20:48:44 +0200
From: Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de>
Subject: ESU "Culture & Technology", 23 - 31 July 2012 University of Leipzig
Extension of application phase:
ESU "Culture & Technology", 23 - 31 July 2012
University of Leipzig - http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/
We are happy to announce that the deadline for
the application for a place at the European
Summer School Culture & Technology has been
postponed to the 31st of May 2012.
Supported by the Association for Literary and
Linguistic Computing the Summer School will take
place at Leipzig University, Germany, from the 23rd to the 31st of July 2012.
We do not yet know whether more funding can be secured.
Notwithstanding the extension of the application
phase the reviewing process and the allocation of
places will start the 16th of May.
The Summer School is directed at 60 participants
from all over Europe and beyond. Students in
their final year, graduates, postgraduates,
doctoral students, and post docs from the
Humanities, Engineering or Computer Sciences, as
well as academics, librarians and technical
assistants who are involved in the theoretical,
experimental or practical application of
computational methods in the various areas of the
Humanities, in libraries or archives, or wish to
do so are its target audience.
The Summer School aims to provide a stimulating
environment for discussing, learning and
advancing knowledge and skills in the application
of computer technologies to the Arts and
Humanities, in libraries, archives, and similar fields.
The Summer School seeks to integrate these
activities into the broader context of the
Digital Humanities, where questions about the
consequences and implications of the application
of computational methods and tools to cultural
artefacts of all kinds are asked. It further aims
to provide insights into the complexity of
humanistic data and the challenges the Humanities
present for computer science and engineering and their further development.
The Summer School takes place across 9 whole
days. The intensive programme consists of
workshops, daily public lectures, regular project
presentations and poster sessions. The public
lectures will seek to handle questions posed by
the development of Virtual Research
Infrastructures for the Humanities from the
perspective of the Humanities, their own ways of
working and their specific types of data. The
workshop programme will be composed of 5 to 7
thematic strands. At the moment of writing the
following workshops are being planned:
* Computing Methods applied to DH: XML Markup and Document Structuring
* Query in Text Corpora
* Art history and the critical analysis of corpora
* Interdisciplinary approaches to the study
of multimodal human-human / human-machine communication
* Project Management
Each workshop consists of a total of 15 sessions
or 30 week-hours. The number of participants in each workshop is limited to 15.
Information on how to apply for a place in one of
the workshops can be found at: http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/.
Preference will be given to young scholars of the
Humanities who are planning, or are already
involved with, a technology-based research
project and who submit a qualified project
description. 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 to support
what they hope to learn from the summer school with good arguments.
The Summer School will feature also two round
table discussions focusing on Virtual Research
Infrastructures which serve the Digital
Humanities, and on Digital Humanities Summer Schools.
All questions regarding the programme of the
Summer School, the selection of the participants
as well as the selection of projects for eventual
publication are handled by the international
scientific committee of the European Summer School composed of:
· Jean Anderson, University of Glasgow (Great Britain)
· Alex Bia, Universidad Miguel Hernández in Elche (Spain)
· Dino Buzzetti, Università di Bologna (Italy)
· Elisabeth Burr, Universität Leipzig (Germany)
· Laszlo Hunyadi, University of Debrecen (Hungary)
· Jan Rybicki, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Kraków (Poland)
· Corinne Welger-Barboza, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)
For important dates and other relevant
information please consult the Web-Portal of the
European Summer School Culture & Technology:
which will be continually updated and integrated
with more information as soon as it becomes available.
Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Burr
Französische / frankophone und italienische Sprachwissenschaft
Institut für Romanistik
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