"Culture & Technology" - European Summer School in Digital Humanities (University of Leipzig, Germany)

3 Apr 2013 - 00:00

We are happy to announce that the phase of application for a place at the European Summer School in Digital Humanities "Culture & Technology” (22 July - 2 August 2013 at the University of Leipzig) has now started.

The Summer School is directed at 60 participants from all over Europe and beyond. The Summer School wants to bring together (doctoral) students, young scholars and academics from the Arts and Humanities, Library 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 School aims to provide a stimulating environment for discussing, learning and advancing knowledge and skills in the methods and technologies which play a central role in Humanities Computing and determine more and more the work done in 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 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 7 thematic strands:

  • Computing Methods applied to DH: TEI-XML Markup and CSS/XSLT Rendering
  • Query in Text Corpora
  • Stylometry: Computer-Assisted Analysis of Literary Texts
  • Editing in the Digital Age: From Script, to Print, to Digital Page
  • Art History: Research and Teaching going Digital
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of multimodal human-human / human-machine communication / interaction
  • Large Project Planning, Funding, and Management

Each workshop consists of a total of 15 sessions or 30 week-hours. The number of participants in each workshop is limited to 12.

Information on how to apply for a place in one of the workshops can be found at: http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/.

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 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.

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 available.