10.6 Leiden Summer School

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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 6.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
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[1] From: oasis <jjvankersen@rullet.LeidenUniv.nl> (85)
Subject: Leiden Summer School

A series of self-contained, 2-day courses at introductory, intermediate and
advanced levels. The Leiden Summer School is organized for postgraduate and
advanced graduate students in history, professional historians and
archivists. The Summer School is organized by the Netherlands Historical Data
Archive (NHDA), the Postgraduate Programme for Historical Information Science
(Leiden University), Department for Social and Economic History (Leiden

Leiden Summer School Outline of Courses:

June 17-22: Introduction to New Media and Advanced Methods for
Historical Research (Doorn and others)
This introductory course offers a broad overview of modern
information technology for historians, including lectures, demonstrations and
hands-on practicals on: the Internet, historical CD-ROMs, optical reading of
historical documents, multimedia applications, historical data archiving, and
other electronic information resources for historians.
June 17-22: Scanning and Optical Character Recognition of Historical
Documents (van Horik/Sesink)
In this course students will learn to apply scanners for the
automatic conversion of historical sources. Attention is paid to image
enhancements techniques and formatting of OCR-output. This course is repeated
in the second week.
June 17-22: Advanced Statistics for Historical Analysis with SPSS-PC
The SPSS-PC package is used to explain aspects of log-linear models,
multiple regression and time series analysis, using historical data.
June 17-22: Historical Databases (Leenarts/De Nijs)
This course explores the potential and limitations of databases for
the structuring and representation of historical sources, using dBASE (for
June 17-21: Quantitative Approaches to the Colonial History of
South-East Asia (Lindblad)
This course is about how to apply computer assisted methods to major
problems in the economic and social history of colonial South-East Asia (in
particular Indonesia), including foreign trade, colonial drain, and coolie
June 24-29: Text Analysis I: TACT (Doorn/Leenarts)
The TACT system is used in this course for computer assisted textual
analysis. Attention is paid to the structuring of historical textual
documents using a mark-up language.
June 24-29: Text Analysis II: Hypertext, SGML, HTML, TEI
(Leenarts/Nauta/Van Kersen)
This course pays attention to the importance of the Standard
Generalized Markup Language (SGML) for electronic historical texts. The Text
Encoding Initiative as an SGML-implementation is explained. It is shown how
hypertexts for the World Wide Web can be structured with HTML.
June 24-29: Multimedia for Historical Presentations (Luijting)
In this course students learn how multimedia can be used to present
historical information. The Toolbook authoring system in connection with
Visual Basic will be used to prepare a presentation.
June 24-29: The History of European Economic Integration: Computer
Assisted Research and Electronic Information Resources (Griffiths)
In this course computers are used for finding and manipulating data
on the history of European integration, broadly described (EEC, EFTA, OECD,
June 24-29: Preparing a Historical Dissertation with WP 6.1 for
Windows (in Dutch; Doorn)
This course is specifically meant for Dutch post-graduates
(AIO/OIO's) who are preparing their dissertation. Many aspects of the lay-out
and production of your own book are dealt with.

Teaching Staff:

Dr. Peter Doorn (NHDA/Leiden University)
Prof. Richard Griffiths (Leiden University)
Drs. Ren van Horik (NHDA)
Drs. Janneke van Kersen (NHDA)
Drs. Ellen Leenarts (Leiden University)
Dr. Thomas Lindblad (Leiden University)
Drs. Marc Luijting (Leiden University)
Drs. Gerhard Nauta (Leiden University)
Drs. Thimo de Nijs (Leiden University)
Drs. Laurents Sesink (NHDA)
Drs. Heiko Tjalsma (NHDA)

More information considering registration, accomodation, social and cultural
events and costs see:
or contact:
Leiden Summer School
c/o NHDA
P.O. Box 9515
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

Fax: +31 71 5272615
Phone: + 31 71 5277040 / 5272742
E-mail: ESF2@stpc.wi.leidenuniv.nl