Bursaries for "Culture & Technology" (22 July-2 August 2013, University of Leipzig, Germany)

8 Jul 2013 - 00:00

"Culture & Technology" - European Summer School in Digital Humanities

22 July - 2 August 2013 University of Leipzig -

We are very happy to announce that thanks to a generous support from CLARIN-D we can now offer some travel / accommodation bursaries.

To give interested people, who so far did not dare to apply because of financial reasons, a chance to do so now we extend the deadline for applications to the 12th of July 2013. The 12th ad midnight the system will be definitely closed.

Please note: applications for places and bursaries are considered on a rolling basis. Only people who have been attributed a place by the expert evaluators can register for the Summer School. Only registered participants can apply for a bursary.

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/node/230.

Accommodation: As two important fairs take place in Leipzig at the same time as the Summer School, people who are interested in taking part in the Summer School are strongly advised to book / apply for a place in one of the comfortable but reasonably prized hostels or student residences as early as possible. For more information see

Certificate: Participation in the summer school and the Workload will be certified. The Workload of the participation in one workshop, all the lectures and project presentations, the poster session, and the panel session taken together corresponds to 5 ECTS-Points.

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.

In all this the Summer School also 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 School 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 /hard/ and /soft sciences/ and 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.

Workshops (http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/226):

  •   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.

Lectures (http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/260)

Project presentations:

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.

Panel discussion:

The Summer School will feature a panel discussion devoted to the question "Humanities, Libraries and Computer Science - How to Manage the Synergies and Antagonies?"

For all the other 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.