[Humanist] 27.191 bursaries for the European Summer School (Leipzig)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 191.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sun, 07 Jul 2013 02:49:17 +0200
        From: Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de>
        Subject: ESU DH "Culture & Technology", 22 July - 2 August 2013 University of Leipzig - bursaries

*"Culture & Technology" - European Summer School in Digital Humanities , 
22 July - 2 August 2013 University of Leipzig - 

We are very happy to announce that thanks to a generous support from 
CLARIN-D we can now offer some travel / accommodation bursaries.

To give interested people, who so far did not dare to apply because of 
financial reasons, a chance to do so now we extend the deadline for 
*applications to the 12**th of July 2013*. The 12th ad midnight the 
system will be definitely closed.

*Please note*: applications for places and bursaries are considered on a 
rolling basis. Only people who have been attributed a place by the 
expert evaluators can register for the Summer School. Only registered 
participants can apply for a bursary.

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/node/230.

*Accommodation*: As two important fairs take place in Leipzig at the 
same time as the Summer School, people who are interested in taking part 
in the Summer School are strongly advised to book / apply for a place in 
one of the comfortable but reasonably prized hostels or student 
residences as early as possible. For more information see 

*Certificate*: Participation in the summer school and the Workload will 
be certified. The Workload of the participation in one workshop, all the 
lectures and project presentations, the poster session, and the panel 
session taken together corresponds to 5 ECTS-Points.

**The Summer School is directed at 60 participants from all over Europe 
and beyond. The Summer School wants to bring together (doctoral) 
students, young scholars and academics from the Arts and Humanities, 
Library 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 and cultures.

The Summer School aims to provide a stimulating environment for 
discussing, learning and advancing knowledge and skills in the methods 
and technologies which play a central role in Humanities Computing and 
determine more and more the work done in 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.

In all this the Summer School also 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 School 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 /hard/ and /soft sciences/ and on the integration of Humanities, 
Computer Science and Engineering.

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

*Workshops *(http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/226):

    * Computing Methods applied to DH: TEI-XML Markup and CSS/XSLT
    * Query in Text Corpora
    * Stylometry: Computer-Assisted Analysis of Literary Texts
    * Editing in the Digital Age: From Script, to Print, to Digital Page
    * Art History: Research and Teaching going Digital
    * Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of multimodal
      human-human / human-machine communication / interaction
    * Large Project Planning, Funding, and Management

Each workshop consists of a total of 15 sessions or 30 week-hours. The 
number of participants in each workshop is limited to 12.

*Lectures *(http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/260):

    * Gregory Crane (Universität Leipzig, Germany / Tufts University
      Boston, USA): „Open Philology and a Global Dialogue among
    * Ray Siemens (University of Victoria, Canada): „Perspectives on
      Knowledge Construction in the Humanities“
    * Christof Schöch (Universität Würzburg, Germany): „Big? Long?
      Smart? Messy? Data in the Humanities“
    * Manfred Thaller (Universität Köln, Germany): „Praising
      Imperfection: Why editions do not have to be finished“
    * Jean Guy Meunier (Université du Québec à Montréal, Québec):
      „Reading and analyzing text in the digital world“
    * Nicoletta Calzolari (CNR-ILC, Pisa, Italy): „Language resources
      and semantic web“
    * Marco Büchler (Universität Leipzig, Germany): „Historical Text
      Re-use Detection: Behind the scene“
    * Karina van Dalen-Oskam (Huygens Institute for the History of the
      Netherlands, The Hague, NL): „Helpful, Harmless or Heretical?“

*Project presentations:

*The call for the Summer School should also be intended as a call for 
project presentation. We expect above all the young scholars who 
participate in the Summer School to present their projects. Next to 
projects of the participants of the Summer School advanced institutional 
and / or funded projects by scholars from the Humanities, Computer 
Science and Engineering will be presented.

*Panel discussion:

*The Summer School will feature a panel discussion devoted to the 
question "Humanities, Libraries and Computer Science - How to Manage the 
Synergies and Antagonies?"

For all the other 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 

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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