[Humanist] 32.1 9th European Summer University (Leipzig)

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 1.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sun, 06 May 2018 20:21:06 +0200
        From: Elisabeth Burr <burr-esu at dubhe.uberspace.de>
        Subject: "Culture & Technology" - 9th European Summer University in Digital Humanities 17th to 27th July 2018 Leipzig - new deadline

17TH TO 27TH JULY 2018, 

Although we have received more than enough applications we have decided 
to extend the application phase to the 20th of May 2018 in order to give 
those people a chance who could not manage to upload their application 
before the deadline (see: 

Not all the workshops can, however, take more applications (see 
http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/921). Only in the 
following workshops there is still a small number of places available 
(please note that workshops run in parallel: 

     Carol Chiodo (Yale University, USA) / Lauren Tilton (University of 
Richmond, USA): Hands on Humanities Data Workshop - Creation, Discovery 
and Analysis (2 weeks)
     Isabel Fuhrmann (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften 
Berlin, Germany) / Erhard Hinrichs / Yana Strakatova (Universität 
Tübingen, Germany): Collocations from a multilingual perspective: 
theory, tools, and applications (1st week)
     Nils Reiter / Sarah Schulz (Universität Stuttgart, Germany): 
Reflected Text Analysis in the Digital Humanities (2nd week)
     David Joseph Wrisley (New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE) / Randa El 
Khatib (University of Victoria, Canada): Humanities Data and Mapping 
Environments (2 weeks)
     Laszlo Hunyadi / István Szekrényes (University of Debrecen, 
Hungary): Building and analysing multimodal corpora (2 weeks)
     Maciej Eder (Polish Academy of Sciences / Pedagogical University, 
Cracow, Poland) / Jeremi Ochab (Jagiellonian University, Cracow, 
Poland): Stylometry (2 weeks)
     Christoph Draxler (Universität München, Germany) / Thorsten Trippel 
(Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany): Asking questions to data 
in the humanities: right, correct, efficient (Introducing and comparing 
XQuery, SQL, SPARQL for data from the humanities) (2 weeks)
     Peter Bell (Heidelberg Academy of Science and Humanities, Germany) / 
Leonardo Impett (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland): 
Computer Vision Intervention. How digital methods help to visually 
understand corpora of art and cultural heritage (1st week)
     Nicola Carboni (Harvard Institut "Villa I Tatti", Firenze, Italy) / 
Leo Zorc (Universität Zürich / ETH Zürich, Switzerland): Integrating 
Human Science Data using CIDOC-CRM as Formal Ontology: a practical 
approach (2nd week)
     Tommi A Pirinen (Universität Hamburg, Germany): The humanities 
scholar's perspective on rule based machine translation (2 weeks)
     Jochen Tiepmar (ScaDS, University of Leipzig / University of 
Dresden, Germany): Text Mining with Canonical Text Services (2nd week)
     Heike Neuroth / Ulrike Wuttke (University of Applied Sciences 
Potsdam): How Research Infrastructures empower eHumanities and eHeritage 
Research(ers) (1st week)
     Lynne Siemens (University of Victoria, Canada): Introduction to 
Project Management (2nd week)

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 number of participants in each workshop is limited to 10.

We can also *not* take more applications for CLARIN-D and ETCL 
fellowships. We received about three times more applications than the 
number of fellowships available.

The Summer University takes place across 11 whole days. The intensive 
programme consists of workshops, public lectures, regular project 
presentations, a poster session, teaser sessions and a panel discussion.

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, the Arts and 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.

The Leipzig Summer University is special because it not only 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 etc., but because it tries to 
integrate also linguistics with 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.

It is special furthermore because it consciously 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, 
Europe and many parts of the world, by relying 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 also wants 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 

If you have questions with respect to the European Summer University 
please direct them to esu_ct at uni-leipzig.de

ESU DH C & T is a member of the International Digital Humanities 
Training Network.

Elisabeth Burr

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