30 Apr 2020 - 00:00

https://esu.fdhl.info (new website). Temporarily information will be 
available also on the previous website http://esu.culintec.de/.

The European Summer University in Digital Humanities "Culture & 
Technology" (ESU DH C&T) takes place now for the 11th time at the 
University of Leipzig. This year it is organised for the first time by 
the Forum for Digital Humanities Leipzig (FDHL) (https://fdhl.info/).

Interest in the ESU DH C&T can be expressed already now by creating an 
account with the ConfTool? of the Summer University 
https://www.conftool.org/esu2020/. The application phase begins the 
10th of March 2020 and ends the 30th of April 2020. Information on how 
to apply can be found here: http://esu.culintec.de/?q=node/1304.

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

The following workshops are offered (for more information see: 

Michael Dahnke (München, Germany) / Florian Langhanki (University of 
Würzburg, Germany): OCR4all – An Open Source Tool Providing a Full OCR 
Workflow For Creating Digital Corpus From Printed Sources (2 x 1 week)

Alex Bia (University Miguel Hernández, Elche, Spain): XML-TEI document 
encoding, structuring, rendering and transformation (2 weeks)

Carol Chiodo (Harvard University, USA) / Lauren Tilton (University of 
Richmond, USA): Hands on Humanities Data Workshop - Creation, 
Discovery and Analysis (2 weeks)

Christoph Draxler / Jeannine Beeken / Khiet Truong: Working with 
Interview Data – Recording, Transcription and Analysis of Spoken 
Language Data (2 weeks)

Jan Horstmann (University of Hamburg, Germany) / Mareike Schumacher 
(University of Hamburg, Germany): Digital Annotation and Analysis of 
Literary Texts with CATMA 6 (2 weeks)

Bernhard Fisseni (Leibniz-Institut for the German Language Mannheim, 
Germany) / Andreas Witt (University of Mannheim, Germany): Corpus 
Linguistics for Digital Humanities. Introduction to Methods and Tools 
(2 weeks)

Kristin Bührig (University of Hamburg, Germany) / Juliane Schopf 
(University of Hamburg, Germany): Institutional Communication: 
Corpora, Analysis, Application (1 week)

Janos Borst (University of Leipzig, Germany) / Felix Helfer 
(University of Leipzig, Germany): Neural Networks for Natural Language 
Processing - An Introduction (1 week)

Maciej Eder (Polish Academy of Sciences / Pedagogical University, 
Cracow, Poland) / Jeremi Ochab (Jagiellonian University, Cracow, 
Poland): Stylometry (2 weeks)

Simone Rebora (University of Basel, Switzerland) / Giovanni Pietro 
Vitali (University College Cork, Ireland): Distant Reading in R. 
Analyse the text & visualize the Data (2 weeks)

Peter Bell (University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany) / Fabian Offert 
(University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany): Image Processing and Machine 
Learning for the Digital Humanities (2 weeks)

David Joseph Wrisley (New York University Abu Dhab, UAE) / Giovanni 
Pietro Vitali (University College Cork, Ireland) / Randa El Khatib 
(University of Victoria, Canada): Humanities Data and Mapping 
Environments (2 weeks)

Katarzyna Anna Kapitan (Museum of National History, Frederiksborg 
Castle, Hillerød, Denmark) / N. Kıvılcım Yavuz (Kenneth Spencer 
Research Library, University of Kansas, USA): Manuscripts in the 
Digital Age: XML-Based Catalogues and Editions (2 weeks)

Yael Netzer (Ben Gurion University, Israel) / Renana Keydar (Hebrew 
University of Jerusalem, Israel): Digital Archives: Reading and 
Manipulating Large-Scale Catalogues, Curating and Creating Small-Scale 
Archives (2 weeks)

Barbara Bordalejo (University of Saskatchewan, Canada) / Peter 
Robinson (University of Saskatchewan, Canada): Making an edition of a 
text in many versions (2 weeks)

Each workshop consists of a total of 18 sessions or 36 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 "workload" of the active participation in the European Summer 
University corresponds to 6 ETCS points.

Like in the former years quite a number of scholarships can be granted 
to participants of the European Summer University. In fact, the German 
Accademic Exchange Service (DAAD) makes available also this year 
generous support to up to 23 alumni / alumnae of German universities. 
Furthermore, the International Office of Leipzig University offers 
quite a range of scholarships. On top of this a generous grant from 
DARIAH-EU allows us to attribute 10 teaching fellowships. All 
information on the already now (and eventually in the future) 
available scholarships can be found here: 

The four workshops sponsored by CLARIN-D / CLARIAH-DE alow us, 
furthermore, to keep participation fees low also this year (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, 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 cooperation.

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.

For all relevant information please consult the new Web-Portal of the 
European Summer School in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology”: 
https://esu.fdhl.info which will be continually updated and integrated 
with more information as soon as it becomes available. Temporarily 
information will be available also on the previous website 

With my best regards

Elisabeth Burr in representation of the FDHL