Call for applications for international summer school on "Culture and Technology"

Call for applications from scholars on the "Culture & Technology" Summer School in Digital Humanities , 22 July - 2 August 2013 University of Leipzig

The application phase has been extended for 2 weeks and will now end the 15th of June 2013.  Please note: applications for places are considered on a rolling basis. Only people who have been attributed a place by the expert evaluators can register for the Summer School; registered participants can apply for a bursary.

Information on how to apply for a place in one of the workshops can be found at: .
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.
Bursaries: 3 types of bursaries are available (see ):

(1) bursaries for members of Eastern European partner universities of the University of Leipzig.
(2) 1 bursary for a member of non-European partner universities of the University of Leipzig.
(3) several bursaries for participants who are not members of the above partner universities of the University of Leipzig.

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 co-operations 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 :
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 :
Gregory Crane (Universität Leipzig, Germany / Tufts University Boston, USA): 'Open Philology and a Global Dialogue among Civilizations'
Ray Siemens (University of Victoria, Canada): 'Perspectives on Knowledge Construction in the Humanities'
Christof Schöch (Universität Würzburg, Germany): 'Big? Long? Smart? Messy? Data in the Humanities'
Manfred Thaller (Universität Köln, Germany): 'Praising Imperfection: Why editions do not have to be finished'
Jean Guy Meunier (Université du Québec à Montréal, Québec): 'Reading and analyzing text in the digital world'
Nicoletta Calzolari (CNR-ILC, Pisa, Italy): 'Language resources and semantic web'
Marco Büchler (Universität Leipzig, Germany): 'Historical Text Re-use Detection: Behind the scene'
Karina van Dalen-Oskam (Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, The Hague, NL): 'Helpful, Harmless or Heretical?'

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?"
For all the other relevant information please consult the Web-Portal of the European Summer School in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology”:  which will be continually updated and integrated with more information as soon as it becomes available.

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 .

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