[Humanist] 29.65 European Summer University

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Sun May 31 11:28:39 CEST 2015

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 65.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 11:46:48 +0200
        From: Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de>
        Subject: "Culture & Technology" - European Summer University in Digital Humanities 28th of July - 07th of August 2015 - deadline and more support

*"Culture & Technology" - European Summer University in Digital 
Humanities (ESU DH C & T) 28th of July - 07th of August 2015, University 
of Leipzig http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/*

As the application phase closes soon (*31st of May 2015*) we would like 
to draw your attention (again) to the various types of *support *which 
are available for participants of the European Summer School (see: 

  * The German Accademic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers very generous
    support to up to 17 alumni / alumnae of German universities. Also
    former Erasmus-students or student / researchers of Universities of
    Applied Science, Art or Music Schools qualify as alumni / alumnae as
    long as they have spent altogether 3 months of their life at
    academic institutions in Germany
  * The University of Leipzig through its International Centre makes
    available up to 10 bursaries for members of its Eastern European
    partner universities.
  * CLARIN-DE makes available up to 13 fellowships which cover tuition
    fees. If funding allows an allowance of up to € 200 will be granted
    to cover costs of living.
  * The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at the University of Victoria
    (etcl), in conjunction with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute
    offers up to 5 tuition fellowships for international graduate
    students and postdoctoral fellows.

As ESU DH C & T is a member of the /International Digital Humanities 
Training Network/ courses taken at the Summer University are eligible 
for transfer credit towards the University of Victoria Graduate 
Certificate in DH (http://english.uvic.ca/graduate/digital_humanities.html).

The Summer University 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
  * Methods and Tools for the Corpus Annotation of Historical and
    Contemporary Written Texts
  * Comparing Corpora
  * Spoken Language and Multimodal Corpora
  * Python
  * Basic Statistics and Visualization with R
  * Stylometry
  * Open Greek and Latin
  * Digital Editions and Editorial Theory: Historical Texts and Documents
  * Spatial Analysis in the Humanities
  * Building Thematic Research Collections with Drupal
  * Introduction to Project Management

Each workshop consists of a total of 16 sessions or 32 week-hours. The 
number of participants in each workshop is limited to 10. Workshops are 
structured in such a way that participants can either take the two 
blocks of one workshop or two blocks from different workshops.

The description of all workshops can be found at 
http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/481 in at least two 
languages. Short bios in at least two languages are available of most 
workshop leaders at http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/488.

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 the same as last year.

The Summer University is directed at 60 participants from all over 
Europe and beyond. It 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 University seeks to offer a space for the discussion and 
acquisition of new knowledge, skills and competences in those computer 
technologies which play a central role in Humanities Computing and which 
determine every day more and more the work done in the Humanities and 
Cultural Sciences, as well as in publishing, libraries, and archives, to 
name only some of the most important areas. The Summer University aims 
at integrating these activities into the broader context of the Digital 
Humanities, which pose questions about the consequences and implications 
of the application of computational methods and tools to cultural 
artefacts of all kinds.

In all this the Summer University 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 University 
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 the so-called hard and soft sciences and on the integration of 
Humanities, Computer Science and Engineering.

As the Summer University is dedicated not only to the acquisition of 
knowledge and skills, but wants also to foster community building and 
networking across disciplines, languages and cultures, countries and 
continents, the programme of the Summer School features also communal 
coffee breaks, communal lunches in the refectory of the university, and 
a rich cultural programme (thematic guided tours, visits of archives, 
museums and exhibitions, and communal dinners in different parts of 

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 

With best regards, 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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