[Humanist] 28.879 programmes: Summer university; seminar; MA

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Apr 10 07:39:15 CEST 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 879.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Steve Jones <s3jones1 at gmail.com>                          (12)
        Subject: MA in DH at Loyola University Chicago

  [2]   From:    "Mari Sarv" <mari at haldjas.folklore.ee>                    (94)
        Subject: Intensive graduate seminar "Digital archives and humanities"
                June 10-11 in Tallinn University

  [3]   From:    Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burr at uni-leipzig.de>           (111)
        Subject: "Culture & Technology" - European Summer University in
                Digital Humanities 28th of July - 07th of August 2015

        Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 15:41:57 -0400
        From: Steve Jones <s3jones1 at gmail.com>
        Subject: MA in DH at Loyola University Chicago

There are still spaces available and applications are still being
considered for the MA program in Digital Humanities at Loyola University


Application is free. The deadline is May 1. Email me with any questions.

Steve Jones


Steven Jones
Professor of English
Co-Director, CTSDH
Loyola University Chicago

        Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 01:29:17 +0300
        From: "Mari Sarv" <mari at haldjas.folklore.ee>
        Subject: Intensive graduate seminar "Digital archives and humanities" June 10-11 in Tallinn University

Digital Archives and Humanities: From Memory Curation to Innovation 
Intensive Graduate Seminar, June 10-11 2015
Dates and time: 10-11 June, 2015,
Venue: Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn University
Credits: 3 ECTS
Language of the course: English
Hosting institutions: Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn University;
Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts
Programme director: Dr. Indrek Ibrus (Tallinn University)
Programme coordinator: Riina Trofimova (riina at ehi.ee)
In this seminar we discuss where are 'digital humanities' coming from, why
has this approach emerged and what may be its effect to our culture in the
era when much of it is transformed to exist in a digital form. Relatedly, we
will also look at what is the nature of this 'form' - when cultural
reservoirs are digital how is the nature of archives changing? And what may
the effects of these new kinds of archives be, then, on ways how cultural
memory is curated by various groupings in the society. That is, digital
humanities may also have a political function - to point to ideological
effects of how archives are structured and to power struggles that may shape
these ideological workings. It is in such contested context that European
governments are investing substantial resources into digitising the various
forms of cultural heritage with the rationale to turn the heritage into a
resource for reuse and innovation. We will discuss what enables such
innovation and what may limit it. And what is the relationship, then,
between the contestations of memory curation and heritage based innovation? 
The seminar consists of
1)      lectures and discussions conducted by Estonian and invited
2)      group meetings structured around student presentations and
constructive feedback.     
Participants are invited to submit presentations on work in progress or
future projects, limited to twenty minutes. We welcome proposals relating to
all sub-fields of humanities and culture studies. Presenting at the workshop
is recommended but not required.
Students are expected to participate in the full study programme, and either
present a paper at the workshop or submit a symposium diary (this can be a
reflexion or summary of presentations most relevant to the student, about
2000 words) by July 15th.
Interested graduate students can apply for the seminar by sending following
information to Riina Trofimova (riina at ehi.ee) by April 20th:
1) a short curriculum vitae;
2) an abstract of the presentation or a statement of interest (ca 300
All graduate students and immediate post-docs working on digital forms of
culture are welcome to apply.
Invited speakers:
David Berry
Dr David Berry is a Reader in Media and Film at the University of Sussex, he
is also director of Sussex Humanities Lab and co-director of the Centre for
Material Digital Culture at the same University. He has published
extensively on digital humanities. In addition to numerous journal articles
he edited one of the seminal anthologies in this subject area
("Understanding digital humanities", Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and is
currently co-writing (with Anders Fagerjord) a monograph titled "Digital
Humanities" (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming in 2016). Dr. Berry's research
interests combine in intriguing ways digital humanities with critical
theory, algorithms with political theory and software studies with political
Adelheid Heftberger
Dr Adelheid Heftberger is a researcher and curator at Austrian Filmmuseum in
Vienna. In recent years she has published extensively on the connections
between digital humanities and film heritage/archives. Her curatorial work
includes work on the collection of the works of Dziga Vertov. And it is also
Vertov's heritage that she has studied in detail using the principles and
methods of digital humanities. 
Sarah Atkinson
Dr Sarah Atkinson is Principal Lecturer in Film and Media, and the Assistant
Head of School for Digital Transformations at the University of Brighton.
She recently authored a book "Beyond the Screen: Emerging Cinema and
Engaging Audiences" (Bloomsbury, 2014). Much of her research has been
focusing on the new functions and affordances of digital audio-visual
archives. She recently co-edited the February issue of Convergence titled
"Digital Archives & Open Archival Practices", which brought together
researchers, artists, professionals and practitioners from the field of
digital archives and the archiving of practice. The issue explored the
affordances of digital technologies upon archival practices whereby there is
a notable shift from the closed to the open and from the traditional
single-user archive model to emerging multi-user, collaborative forms of
archival practices and scholarship. 

        Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 02:14:43 +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

"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/

This is to announce that since the 28th of February 2015 applications 
for a place at the European Summer University in Digital Humanities 
"Culture & Technology" (ESU DH C & T) are being accepted via *ConfTool* 
(https://www.conftool.net/esu2015/) and that we have started to assign 
places to applicants whose application was positively reviewed by the 

The application phase closes the 31st of May 2015. 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.

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).

This year's Summer University is realised together with CLARIN-D, one of 
the two infrastructure projects for the humanities funded by the German 
State Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), and the Humboldt Chair 
in Digital Humanities of the University of Leipzig.

We were successful in finding sponsors who are willing to grant support 
to participants of the Summer University (see: 

  * The German Accademic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers very generous
    support to alumni / alumnae of German universities.
  * The University of Leipzig through its International Centre makes
    available bursaries for members of its Eastern European partner
  * 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.
  * CLARIN-D will make available some support as well (TBA).

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
  * 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.

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 

Participation fees are the same as last year.

For all relevant information please consult the Web-Portal of the 
European Summer School in Digital Humanities 'œCulture & 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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