[Humanist] 27.985 more bursaries for European Summer School

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Sun Apr 20 09:20:39 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 985.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:42:18 +0200
        From: Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de>
        Subject: "Digital Humanities & Language Resources" - Joint "Culture & Technology" and CLARIN-D European Summer School 2014, University of Leipzig - more bursaries

"Digital Humanities & Language Resources" - Joint "Culture & Technology" and
CLARIN-D European Summer School, 22nd of July - 01st of August 2014

We are happy to announce that not only the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab
at the University of Victoria (etcl)  http://etcl.uvic.ca/  and the German
Accademic Exchange Service (DAAD) <https://www.daad.de/en/> offer generous
support to participants of the Joint "Culture & Technology" and CLARIN-D
European Summer School 2014 "Digital Humanities & Language Resources",
which aims at integrating Digital Humanities and Language Resources, but
also the University of Leipzig http://www.zv.uni-leipzig.de/en/  , which
through its International Centre
now makes available bursaries for members of its *Eastern European partner
universities* as well as  for members of its *non-European partner
universities* (please see:

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,
Social 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
museums, in the Language Industries, 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. +www_

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. The *workshop programme* is composed
of the following thematic strands:

  * *XML-TEI encoding, structuring and rendering*
  * *Query in Text Corpora*
  * *Comparing Corpora*
  * *Historical Text Corpora for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Digitization, Annotation, Quality Assurance and Analysis*
  * *Open Greek and Latin*
  * *Advanced Topics in Humanities Programming with Python*
  * *Stylometry: Computer-Assisted Analysis of Literary Texts*
  * *Editing in the Digital Age: Historical Texts and Documents*
  * *Space - Time - Object: Digital methods in Archaeology*
  * *Spoken Language*  http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/388 
  * *Multimodal Corpora: How to build and how to understand them*
  * *Large Project Planning and Management*
  * *DH for Department Chairs and Deans*

Each workshop consists of a total of 16 sessions or 32 week-hours. The
number of participants in each workshop is limited to 10.

Lectures *will focus among others on digital art history and underresourced

Information on how to apply for a place in one or two workshops can be found
at: http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/
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 with good arguments what they hope to learn from the
summer school.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. The selection of
participants is made by the Scientific Committee together with the experts
who lead the workshops.

Participation fees are more or less the same as last year.

For all 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
Institut für Romanistik 
Universität Leipzig
Beethovenstr. 15 D-04107 

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