[Humanist] 26.42 events: DH2012; European Summer School

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu May 24 22:39:51 CEST 2012

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 42.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Jan Christoph Meister <jan-c-meister at uni-hamburg.de>      (22)
        Subject: Reminder: Early Bird registration period for DH 2012 expires
                on 31 May

  [2]   From:    Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de>           (112)
        Subject: "Culture & Technology" - 3rd European Summer School in
                Digital Humanities, 23 - 31 July 2012 University of Leipzig

        Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 13:09:04 +0200
        From: Jan Christoph Meister <jan-c-meister at uni-hamburg.de>
        Subject: Reminder: Early Bird registration period for DH 2012 expires on 31 May
        In-Reply-To: <6E0EF7D8B571024486174132402216471DFCFCC067 at KCL-MAIL03.kclad.ds.kcl.ac.uk>

Dear Colleagues,

please remember that the Early Bird registration period for DH 2012 will 
expire on 31 May.  With eight weeks to go until the official opening on 
17 July, a five strand academic program with some two hundred papers, 
panels, workshops and posters plus an exciting social program this 
year's event promises to become one of the most significant events in 
the annual DH calendar. Join the approx. 200 colleagues who have already 
registered and take advantage of the special early bird fee:

Member – early registration: € 220
Member – late registration: € 260
Non-member: € 385
Student Member: € 50
Student Non-member: € 115
Workshops: Half day € 20, Full day € 35

For further details, please visit 

We are looking forward to see you at the DH 2012 in Hamburg, 16 - 22 
July 2012!

With kind regards

Chris Meister
Katrin Schönert
- Local Organizers -

        Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 17:12:58 +0200
        From: Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de>
        Subject: "Culture & Technology" - 3rd European Summer School in Digital Humanities, 23 - 31 July 2012 University of Leipzig
        In-Reply-To: <6E0EF7D8B571024486174132402216471DFCFCC067 at KCL-MAIL03.kclad.ds.kcl.ac.uk>

We are very happy to announce that the Volkswagen 
Foundation supports the European Summer School in 
Digital Humanities "Culture & Technology" for the 3rd time

3rd European Summer School in Digital Humanities 
"Culture & Technology" , 23 - 31 July 2012, 
University of Leipzig http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/

Supported by the Volkswagen Foundation and 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.

Deadline for application: 31st of May 2012.

Thanks to the generous support granted by the 
Volkswagen Foundation to the Summer School fees 
could be reduced considerably and a bursary scheme could be put into place.

The Summer School is directed at 75 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 and for a bursary can be found at: 

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.

Please note that we are planning to publish the 
projects which have been selected for 
presentation together with the lectures given by 
our internationally renowned specialists.

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 all relevant information please consult the 
Web-Portal of the European Summer School in 
Digital Humanities “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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