[Humanist] 29.646 events: European Summer School
Humanist Discussion Group
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 646.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 02:09:46 +0100
From: Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de>
Subject: "Culture & Technology" - European Summer University in Digital Humanities 19th - 29th July 2016 Leipzig
*"Culture & Technology" - European Summer University in Digital
Humanities (ESU DH C & T) 19th to 29th of July, University of Leipzig
We are happy to announce that the 7th European Summer University in
Digital Humanities will take place in Leipzig from the 19th to the 29th
of July 2016.
Also this year the German Accademic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers very
generous support to up to 17 alumni / alumnae of German universities.
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.
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 programm will soon be announce at
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 Ã¢ÂÂCulture & TechnologyÃ¢ÂÂ:
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
FranzÃ¶sische / frankophone und italienische Sprachwissenschaft
Institut fÃ¼r Romanistik
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