[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
    * Stylometry
    * Query in Text Corpora
    * Art history and the critical analysis of corpora
    * Interdisciplinary approaches to the study 
of multimodal human-human / human-machine communication
    * TextGrid
    * 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.

Elisabeth Burr

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Burr
Französische / frankophone und italienische Sprachwissenschaft
Institut für Romanistik
Universität Leipzig
Beethovenstr. 15
D-04107 Leipzig

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