[Humanist] 27.219 courses in digital philology at Leipzig

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 219.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:18:04 -0500
        From: Gregory Crane <gregory.crane at tufts.edu>
        Subject: New Courses on Digital Philology at the University of Leipzig
        In-Reply-To: <20130717111130.6BE232EC5 at digitalhumanities.org>

      New Courses on Digital Philology at the University of Leipzig


*October 2013 – January 2014: /Overview of Digital Philology/ (5 credits)*

*April --€“ July 2014: /Current Topics in Digital Philology/ (10 credits)*

*[Please re-circulate]*

*Research assistantships for enrolled students are available to students 
enrolled in these classes 
 http://cts.dh.uni-leipzig.de/wo/job-opportunities/ *

The Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig is 
developing a sequence of English-language courses on digital philology 
that will begin in the Wintersemester and Sommersemester of the 
2013/2014 academic year. The courses may be taken in sequence or 
individually. We particularly encourage participation by graduate 
students, not only from Leipzig but from elsewhere in Europe and beyond, 
who are preparing to begin careers as researchers, teachers or library 
professionals. A semester or an academic year at Leipzig can help you 
transform your career and to acquire the skills by which you can 
flourish in an intensively network, profoundly global intellectual world.

These courses are particularly unusual in that they are offered within a 
Computer Science department and provide students with an opportunity to 
connect more directly with experts in advanced technologies than is 
often feasible. Germany also is unusual in that Computer Science and the 
Humanities are both instances of /Wissenschaft/ --€” we do not face the 
boundaries between funding for research in the Humanities and in 
Computer Science that many in the English-speaking world face. If you 
wish to acquire the full range of skills needed for both teaching and 
research, these courses in this environment provide you with an 
excellent space in which to develop.

*Note:* particularly promising students enrolled in these classes will 
have an opportunity to work as research assistants, where they can apply 
the skills that they acquire in their classes. We particularly encourage 
ambitious students from outside Leipzig to consider this option to help 
support their stay.

An /Overview of Digital Philology/ (5 credits, Wintersemester) provides 
students with programming skills needed to work with text in a digital 
age. We particularly focus upon the integration of methods from 
computational and especially corpus linguistics, both of which fields 
are fundamental to the study of language and critical to all who wish to 
develop flourishing careers as teachers and researchers in philology. 
The course is organized so that students can also take /the Leipzig 
eHumanities Seminar/ (5 credits). In 2013, the course will focus 
particularly upon familiarizing students with XML and with the use of 
associated technologies (e.g., xslt, xquery).

While students who have taken the Overview of Digital Philology will be 
able to build on their knowledge in developing course projects, the 
Sommersemester course, /Current Topics in Digital Philology/ (10 
credits, Sommersemester), is open to anyone with advanced experience in 
either computer science or philology. Current Topics in Digital 
Philology provides a framework within which students of language from 
various backgrounds can develop projects informed by new advances in 
corpus and computational linguistics and in the digital humanities. In 
2014, students will develop skills in the use of Python to work with 
richly annotated linguistic corpora and then use these skills in course 

*Contact: teaching at e-humanities.net*

  [Please re-circulate]

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