“Culture & Technology” – European Summer University in Digital Humanities 28th of July – 07th of August 2015

*”Culture & Technology” – European Summer University in Digital
Humanities (ESU DH C & T) 28th of July – 07th of August 2015, University
of Leipzig http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/*

As the application phase closes soon (*31st of May 2015*) we would like
to draw your attention (again) to the various types of *support *which
are available for participants of the European Summer School (see:

* The German Accademic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers very generous
support to up to 17 alumni / alumnae of German universities. Also
former Erasmus-students or student / researchers of Universities of
Applied Science, Art or Music Schools qualify as alumni / alumnae as
long as they have spent altogether 3 months of their life at
academic institutions in Germany
* The University of Leipzig through its International Centre makes
available up to 10 bursaries for members of its Eastern European
partner universities.
* CLARIN-DE makes available up to 13 fellowships which cover tuition
fees. If funding allows an allowance of up to ? 200 will be granted
to cover costs of living.
* The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at the University of Victoria
(etcl), in conjunction with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute
offers up to 5 tuition fellowships for international graduate
students and postdoctoral fellows.

As ESU DH C & T is a member of the /International Digital Humanities
Training Network/ courses taken at the Summer University are eligible
for transfer credit towards the University of Victoria Graduate
Certificate in DH (http://english.uvic.ca/graduate/digital_humanities.html).

The Summer University takes place across 11 whole days. The intensive
programme consists of workshops, public lectures, regular project
presentations, a poster session and a panel discussion. The *workshop
programme* is composed of the following thematic strands:

* XML-TEI encoding, structuring and rendering
* Methods and Tools for the Corpus Annotation of Historical and
Contemporary Written Texts
* Comparing Corpora
* Spoken Language and Multimodal Corpora
* Python
* Basic Statistics and Visualization with R
* Stylometry
* Open Greek and Latin
* Digital Editions and Editorial Theory: Historical Texts and Documents
* Spatial Analysis in the Humanities
* Building Thematic Research Collections with Drupal
* Introduction to Project Management

Each workshop consists of a total of 16 sessions or 32 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 description of all workshops can be found at
http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/481 in at least two
languages. Short bios in at least two languages are available of most
workshop leaders at http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/488.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. The selection of
participants is made by the Scientific Committee together with the
experts who lead the workshops.

Participation fees are the same as last year.

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, 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 University 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, to
name only some of the most important areas. The Summer University aims
at integrating these activities into the broader context of 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.

In all this the Summer University 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 University
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 the so-called hard and soft sciences and on the integration of
Humanities, Computer Science and Engineering.

As the Summer University is dedicated not only to the acquisition of
knowledge and skills, but wants also to foster community building and
networking across disciplines, languages and cultures, countries and
continents, the programme of the Summer School features also communal
coffee breaks, communal lunches in the refectory of the university, and
a rich cultural programme (thematic guided tours, visits of archives,
museums and exhibitions, and communal dinners in different parts of

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

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