[Humanist] 26.119 events: summer schools

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 119.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Georg Vogeler <georg.vogeler at gmx.de>                      (25)
        Subject: Summer School "Digital Editing – Advanced Methods and

  [2]   From:    Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de>           (150)
        Subject: "Culture & Technology" - 3rd European Summer School in
                DigitalHumanities, 23 - 31 July 2012 University of Leipzig

        Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:39:49 +0200
        From: Georg Vogeler <georg.vogeler at gmx.de>
        Subject: Summer School "Digital Editing – Advanced Methods and Technologies"

Dear List Members,

the Institute for Documentology and Scholarly Editing (IDE)  organized 
together with the Institut für Germanistik of TU Chemnitz a

Summer School

*Digital Editing – Advanced Methods and Technologies*

It takes place

8. – 12. October 2012 in Chemnitz (Germany)

The school adresses scholars working on any kind of edition (historical, 
philological) who have already a basic experience in the concepts and 
standard technologies of digital editing. It deals with sofwarte tools 
and more complex coding schemes and techniques zu preparte and in 
particular publish their editions. The teaching language will be German.

Further informations (progam, modalities of inscription) can be found at


We are looking forward to your inscriptions

Dr. Georg Vogeler
Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung in den Geisteswissenchaften -
Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz  http://www.uni-graz.at/zim/ 
Merangasse 70 - A - 8010 Graz
Tel. +43 316 380 8033

Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik e.V.  http://www.i-d-e.de 
Association Paléographique Internationale - Culture . Ecriture . Société
(APICES)  http://www.palaeographia.org/apices/apices.htm 
International Center for Archival Reserach (ICARus)  http://www.icar-us.eu 

        Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 19:20:29 +0200
        From: Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de>
        Subject: "Culture & Technology" - 3rd European Summer School in DigitalHumanities, 23 - 31 July 2012 University of Leipzig

(Apologies for cross-posting, but feel free to forward!)

After having concluded the evaluation of the 
numerous applications which reached us before the 
deadline a few places and bursaries are still 
available. Therefore we publish this last call. 
We will accept applications for these places and 
bursaries until the 10th of July 2012.

Please note, participation at the school is not 
possible without an invitation letter which will 
be send out only if the results of the evaluation 
of an application are positive. Applicants are 
asked to inform themselves if a certain workshop is still available.

3rd European Summer School in Digital Humanities 
"Culture & Technology" , 23 - 31 July 2012, University of Leipzig


Thanks to the generous support granted by the 
Volkswagen Foundation to the Summer School fees 
could be reduced considerably and a bursary scheme could be put into place.

The Summer School is directed at 75 participants 
from all over Europe and beyond. Students in 
their final year, graduates, postgraduates, 
doctoral students, and post docs from the 
Humanities, Engineering or Computer Sciences, as 
well as academics, librarians and technical 
assistants who are involved in the theoretical, 
experimental or practical application of 
computational methods in the various areas of the 
Humanities, in libraries or archives, or wish to 
do so are its target audience.

The Summer School aims to provide a stimulating 
environment for discussing, learning and 
advancing knowledge and skills in the application 
of computer technologies to 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.

The Summer School takes place across 9 whole 
days. The intensive programme consists of 
workshops, daily public lectures, regular project 
presentations, poster sessions and two round tables.

The workshops while focusing on essential 
questions such as XML Markup, the structuring of 
documents, the investigation and categorisation 
of style via statistical methods and the analysis 
of corpora, address also Art History from the 
perspective of Digital Humanities, and provide an 
introduction to the employment of virtual 
research infrastructures in Humanities research. 
A workshop will demonstrate how the 
interdisciplinary investigation of multimodal 
communication between humans and between humans 
and machines produces not only a new theory of 
multimodal human / machine communication, but 
also new theory and praxis of the annotation of 
video, audio, prosody, syntax and pragmatics 
which plays such a central role in the 
remedialisation of our cultural heritage. 
Likewise a workshop will be offered on project 
management, which is becoming increasingly 
important as a result of the tendency towards 
project-centred research in the interdisciplinary 
Digital Humanities. The results of the individual 
workshops will be aired in plenary sessions.
    * Computing Methods applied to DH: XML Markup 
and Document Structuring (fully booked)
    * Stylometry: Computer-Assisted Analysis of Literary Texts
    * Query in Text Corpora
    * Art history and the critical analysis of corpora
    * Interdisciplinary approaches to the study 
of multimodal human-human / human-machine communication
    * TextGrid – a virtual research environment for the Humanities
    * Large Project Planning, Funding, and Management (fully booked)
Each workshop consists of a total of 15 sessions 
or 30 week-hours. The number of participants in each workshop is limited to 15.

Information on how to apply for a place in one of 
the workshops and for a bursary can be found at: 
A bursary can only be granted if the person in 
question is present at the school all through the nine days.

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 
what they hope to learn from the summer school with good arguments.

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.

Please note that we are planning to publish the 
projects which have been selected for 
presentation together with the lectures given by 
our internationally renowned specialists.

The public lectures will seek to handle questions 
posed by the development of Virtual Research 
Infrastructures for the Humanities from the 
perspective of the Humanities, their own ways of 
working and their specific types of data.

The Summer School will feature also two round 
table discussions focusing on Virtual Research 
Infrastructures which serve the Digital 
Humanities, and on Digital Humanities Summer Schools.

All questions regarding the programme of the 
Summer School, the selection of the participants 
as well as the selection of projects for eventual 
publication are handled by the international 
scientific committee of the European Summer School composed of:

·       Jean Anderson, University of Glasgow (Great Britain)
·       Alex Bia, Universidad Miguel Hernández in Elche (Spain)
·       Dino Buzzetti, Università di Bologna (Italy)
·       Elisabeth Burr, Universität Leipzig (Germany)
·       Laszlo Hunyadi, University of Debrecen (Hungary)
·       Jan Rybicki, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Kraków (Poland)
·       Corinne Welger-Barboza, Université Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)

For all relevant information please consult the 
Web-Portal of the European Summer School in 
Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology”: 
which will be continually updated and integrated 
with more information as soon as it becomes available.

We're pleased to announce that 
 http://dhsi.org/ DHSI (4-8 June 2012), 
 http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/ DH at Oxford 
(2-6 July 2012), 
 http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/ DH at Leipzig 
(23-31 July 2012), and 
 http://mith.umd.edu/dhwi/ DHWI (7-11 Jan 2013) 
are working together to establish a network of DH training institutes.

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Burr
Französische / frankophone und italienische Sprachwissenschaft
Institut für Romanistik
Universität Leipzig
Beethovenstr. 15
D-04107 Leipzig

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