3rd European Summer School in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology” , 23 – 31 July 2012, University of Leipzig
Supported by the Volkswagen Foundation and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing the Summer School will take place at Leipzig University, Germany, from the 23rd to the 31st of July 2012.
Deadline for application: 15th of June 2012.
Thanks to the generous support granted by the Volkswagen Foundation to the Summer School fees could be reduced considerably and a bursary scheme could be put into place.
The Summer School is directed at 75 participants from all over Europe and beyond. Students in their final year, graduates, postgraduates, doctoral students, and post docs from the Humanities, Engineering or Computer Sciences, as well as academics, librarians and technical assistants who are involved in the theoretical, experimental or practical application of computational methods in the various areas of the Humanities, in libraries or archives, or wish to do so are its target audience.
The Summer School aims to provide a stimulating environment for discussing, learning and advancing knowledge and skills in the application of computer technologies to 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 9 whole days. The intensive programme consists of workshops, daily public lectures, regular project presentations, poster sessions and two round tables.
The workshops while focusing on essential questions such as XML Markup, the structuring of documents, the investigation and categorisation of style via statistical methods and the analysis of corpora, address also Art History from the perspective of Digital Humanities, and provide an introduction to the employment of virtual research infrastructures in Humanities research. A workshop will demonstrate how the interdisciplinary investigation of multimodal communication between humans and between humans and machines produces not only a new theory of multimodal human / machine communication, but also new theory and praxis of the annotation of video, audio, prosody, syntax and pragmatics which plays such a central role in the remedialisation of our cultural heritage. Likewise a workshop will be offered on project management, which is becoming increasingly important as a result of the tendency towards project-centred research in the interdisciplinary Digital Humanities. The results of the individual workshops will be aired in plenary sessions.
* Computing Methods applied to DH: XML Markup and Document Structuring
* Query in Text Corpora
* Art history and the critical analysis of corpora
* Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of multimodal human-human / human-machine communication
* Project Management
Each workshop consists of a total of 15 sessions or 30 week-hours. The number of participants in each workshop is limited to 15.
Information on how to apply for a place in one of the workshops and for a bursary 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 what they hope to learn from the summer school with good arguments.
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.
Please note that we are planning to publish the projects which have been selected for presentation together with the lectures given by our internationally renowned specialists.
The public lectures will seek to handle questions posed by the development of Virtual Research Infrastructures for the Humanities from the perspective of the Humanities, their own ways of working and their specific types of data.
The Summer School will feature also two round table discussions focusing on Virtual Research Infrastructures which serve the Digital Humanities, and on Digital Humanities Summer Schools.
All questions regarding the programme of the Summer School, the selection of the participants as well as the selection of projects for eventual publication are handled by the international scientific committee of the European Summer School composed of:
· Jean Anderson, University of Glasgow (Great Britain)
· Alex Bia, Universidad Miguel Hernández in Elche (Spain)
· Dino Buzzetti, Università di Bologna (Italy)
· Elisabeth Burr, Universität Leipzig (Germany)
· Laszlo Hunyadi, University of Debrecen (Hungary)
· Jan Rybicki, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Kraków (Poland)
· Corinne Welger-Barboza, Université Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne (France)
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.