ESU DH C&T 2-12 August 2022 Leipzig: Announcement & Application

31 May 2022 - 00:00


After one year without a European Summer University in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology” and another year with an online edition of the 11th ESU DH C&T, all this because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 12th edition of the Summer University will take place in Leipzig in person again, from the 2nd to the 12th August 2022. It will be organised by Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Burr, Institut für Romanistik, and her team, together with the Forum Digital Humanities Leipzig (FDHL) (

As the new website ( of ESU DH still needs updating, all information will be available temporarily on ESU’s previous website (

The application phase for a place at the Summer University begins on 28 April 2022 and ends on 31 May 2022. Information on how to apply can be found here:

Interest in the ESU DH C&T can be expressed straight away by creating an account with the ConfTool of the Summer University ​

As in former years the Summer University will take place across 11 whole days. The intensive programme will consist 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

- 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)

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

- Stefan Th. Gries (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA / Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany): Text processing for linguists and literary scholars with R (1 week, week 2).

- Simone Rebora (University of Basel, Switzerland) / Giovanni Pietro Vitali (Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University – Paris-Saclay University, France): Distant Reading in R. From Text Analysis to Mapping (2 weeks)

- Peter Bell (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany) / Fabian Offert (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA): Visual Artificial Intelligence for the Digital Humanities (2 weeks)

- Jason Boyd (Ryerson University Toronto, Canada): Procedural Creativity and Digital Humanities Scholarship (1 week, week 2)

- Yael Netzer (Ben Gurion, Haifa and Tel Aviv University, Israel): Digital Archives: Reading and Manipulating Large-Scale Catalogues, Curating and Creating Small-Scale Archives (2 weeks)

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

- Jason Boyd (Ryerson University Toronto, Canada): Project Planning and Management in the Digital Humanities (1 week, week 1)

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 an active participation in the European Summer University corresponds to 6 ETCS points.

Like in former years the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) makes available generous support to up to 20 alumni / alumnae of German universities. As soon as other scholarships are confirmed, we will send out a separate announcement.

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 co-operations.

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 these technologies, methods and tools with the questions Digital Humanities pose about the consequences and implications of their application 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 borders 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 Web-Portal of the European Summer School in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology”: temporarily which will be continually updated and integrated with more information as soon as it becomes available.