[Humanist] 27.127 events: summer school; digitization

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Mon Jun 17 23:11:12 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 127.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de>           (182)
        Subject: ESU DH "Culture & Technology", 22 July - 2 August 2013
                University of Leipzig - deadline extenden

  [2]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                           (10)
        Subject: AFF Digitisation in a Day Workshop

        Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:41:43 +0200
        From: Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de>
        Subject: ESU DH "Culture & Technology", 22 July - 2 August 2013 University of Leipzig - deadline extenden

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

Deadline for *application *extended to the *30th of June 2013*.

*Please note*: applications for places 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.

*Bursaries: *3 types of bursaries are available (see 

    * (1) bursaries for members of the following Eastern European
      partner universities of the University of Leipzig:

Sofiski Uniwersitet Sw. Kliment Ochridski
Uniwersytet Wroc awski
Uniwersytet Jagiellonski w Krakowie
Universitatea Babe -Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca
Moskowski gosudarstwenny uniwersitet im. M. W. Lomonosowa
Sankt-Peterburgski gosudarstwenny uniwersitet
Kazanski gosudarstwenny uniwersitet
Univerza v Ljubljani
*Czech Republic
*Univerzita Karlova v Praze
*Kiewski nazionalny uniwersitet im. Tarasa Schewtschenko
*Republic of Belarus
*Beloruski gosudarstvenny uniwersitet

    * (2) 1 bursary for a member of one of the following non-European
      partner universities of the University of Leipzig:

*Addis Ababa University
*Universidad Nacional de Cuyo - Mendoza
*Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
*Universidad de Chile
Pontificia Universidad Catà³lica
Universidad de los Andes
*People's Republic of China
*Renmin University of China
Tongji University
*Gadjah Mada University
State University of Jakarta / University of Brawijaya
*Ben Gurion University
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
*Waseda University
Chiba University
*Carleton University
University of Alberta
*Universidad de La Habana
*Colegio de México, Mexico
*Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima
*South Africa
*Universiteit Stellenbosch
*Damascus University
*University of Dar es Salaam
*United States of America
*University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama
Binghamton University, State University of New York
Kent State University, Ohio
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusets
University of Houston, Texas Rice University, Texas
University of Arizona, Tucson

    * (3) several bursaries for participants who are not members of the
      above partner universities of the University of Leipzig.

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 Schäch (Universität Würzburg, Germany): "Big? Long?
      Smart? Messy? Data in the Humanities"
    * Manfred Thaller (Universität Käln, 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

        Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:06:42 +0000
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: AFF Digitisation in a Day Workshop

Dear All,

There are some final places remaining on the upcoming AFF Digitisation in a Day workshop on Wednesday. Please see the following link for more details: http://www.forasfeasa.ie/news/digitisation-day-19th-june. Anyone interested in attending the workshop should contact Gemma Middleton at aff.training at nuim.ie<mailto:aff.training at nuim.ie>.

All best wishes,

Dr Jennifer Kelly
Project Officer
An Foras Feasa: The Institute for Research in Irish Historical and Cultural Traditions
NUI Maynooth
353 (0)1 4747105
Jennifer.Kelly at nuim.ie<mailto:Jennifer.Kelly at nuim.ie>

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