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Humanist Archives: March 8, 2020, 8:14 a.m. Humanist 33.657 - European Summer University (Leipzig)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 657.
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        Date: 2020-03-07 00:37:58+00:00
        From: Elisabeth Burr 
        Subject: 11th European Summer University in Digital Humanities "Culture & Technology" - 28th of July - 7th of August 2020 University of Leipzig

11th EUROPEAN SUMMER UNIVERSITY IN DIGITAL HUMANITIES "CULTURE &
TECHNOLOGY" - 28th OF JULY - 7th OF AUGUST 2020 UNIVERSITY OF LEIPZIG

https://esu.fdhl.info (new website). Temporarily infomation will be
available also on the previous website http://esu.culintec.de/.

The European Summer University in Digital Humanities "Culture &
Technology" (ESU DH C&T) takes place now for the 11th time at the
University of Leipzig. This year it is organised for the first time by
the Forum for Digital Humanities Leipzig (FDHL) (https://fdhl.info/).

Interest in the ESU DH C&T can be expressed already now by creating an
account with the ConfTool of the Summer University -- 
https://www.conftool.org/esu2020/. The application phase begins the
10th of March 2020 and ends the 30th of April 2020. Information on how
to apply can be found here: http://esu.culintec.de/?q=node/1304.

The Summer University takes place across 11 whole days. The intensive
programme consists 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:
http://esu.culintec.de/?q=node/1216)

Michael Dahnke (München, Germany) / Florian Langhanki (University of
Würzburg, Germany): OCR4all - An Open Source Tool Providing a Full OCR
Workflow For Creating Digital Corpus From Printed Sources (2 x 1 week)
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)

Christoph Draxler / Jeannine Beeken / Khiet Truong: Working with
Interview Data - Recording, Transcription and Analysis of Spoken
Language Data (2 weeks)

Jan Horstmann (University of Hamburg, Germany) / Mareike Schumacher
(University of Hamburg, Germany): Digital Annotation and Analysis of
Literary Texts with CATMA 6 (2 weeks)

Bernhard Fisseni (Leibniz-Institut for the German Language Mannheim,
Germany) / Andreas Witt (University of Mannheim, Germany): Corpus
Linguistics for Digital Humanities. Introduction to Methods and Tools (2
weeks)

Kristin Bührig (University of Hamburg, Germany) / Juliane Schopf
(University of Hamburg, Germany): Institutional Communication: Corpora,
Analysis, Application (1 week)

Janos Borst (University of Leipzig, Germany) / Felix Helfer (University
of Leipzig, Germany): Neural Networks for Natural Language Processing -
An Introduction (1 week)

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

Simone Rebora (University of Basel, Switzerland) / Giovanni Pietro
Vitali (University College Cork, Ireland): Distant Reading in R. Analyse
the text & visualize the Data (2 weeks)

Peter Bell (University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany) / Fabian Offert
(University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany): Image Processing and Machine
Learning for the Digital Humanities (2 weeks)

David Joseph Wrisley (New York University Abu Dhab, UAE) / Giovanni
Pietro Vitali (University College Cork, Ireland) / Randa El Khatib
(University of Victoria, Canada): Humanities Data and Mapping
Environments (2 weeks)

Katarzyna Anna Kapitan (Museum of National History, Frederiksborg
Castle, Hillerød, Denmark) / N. Kıvılcım Yavuz (Kenneth Spencer Research
Library, University of Kansas, USA): Manuscripts in the Digital Age:
XML-Based Catalogues and Editions (2 weeks)

Yael Netzer (Ben Gurion University, Israel) / Renana Keydar (Hebrew
University of Jerusalem, Israel): Digital Archives: Reading and
Manipulating Large-Scale Catalogues, Curating and Creating Small-Scale
Archives (2 weeks)

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

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

Like in the former years quite a number of scholarships can be granted
to participants of the European Summer University. In fact, the German
Accademic Exchange Service (DAAD) makes available also this year
generous support to up to 23 alumni / alumnae of German universities.
Furthermore, the International Office of Leipzig University offers quite
a range of scholarships. On top of this a generous grant from DARIAH-EU
allows us to attribute 10 teaching fellowships. All information on the
already now (and eventually in the future) available scholarships can be
found here: http://esu.culintec.de/?q=node/1303.

The four workshops sponsered by CLARIN-D / CLARIAH-DE alow us,
furthermore, to keep participation fees low also this year (see
http://esu.culintec.de/?q=node/1305).

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 cooperations.

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 also linguistics with 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.

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 boarders 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 new Web-Portal of the
European Summer School in Digital Humanities "Culture & Technology"
https://esu.fdhl.info which will be continually updated and integrated
with more information as soon as it becomes available. Temporarily
infomation will be available also on the previous website
http://esu.culintec.de/.

With my best regards

Elisabeth Burr in representation of the FDHL

---

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Burr
Französische / frankophone und italienische Sprachwissenschaft
Institut für Romanistik
Universität Leipzig
Beethovenstr. 15
D-04107 Leipzig
http://home.uni-leipzig.de/burr/


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