[Humanist] 28.761 events: European summer school

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 761.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:45:16 +0100
        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 28th of July - 07th of August 2015, University of Leipzig 

We are happy to announce that interested persons can already create an 
account with the ConfTool <https://www.conftool.net/esu2015/> of the 
European Summer University in Digital Humanities "Culture & Technology" 
and that application for a place will start the 28th of February 2015.

This year the 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.

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 European Summer University in Digital Humanities, 
but also the University of Leipzig  http://www.zv.uni-leipzig.de/en/  , 
which through its International Centre 
makes available bursaries for members of its Eastern European partner 
universities (please see: 

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-calledhardand soft sciencesand on the integration of 
Humanities, Computer Science and Engineering.

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
   Basic Statistics and Visualization with R
   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.

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 and Social 
Sciences 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 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 Sprachwissenschaft
Institut für Romanistik
Universität Leipzig
Beethovenstr. 15
D-04107 Leipzig
http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~burr  http://www.uni-leipzig.de/%7Eburr 

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