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Humanist Archives: April 5, 2021, 7:31 a.m. Humanist 34.314 - European Summer University (Leipzig)

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 314.
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        Date: 2021-04-03 16:13:54+00:00
        From: Elisabeth Burr <>
        Subject: ESU DH 2021: Application phase 05.04. - 15.05.2021


The 11th European Summer University in Digital Humanities "Culture &
Technology" (, ESU DH C&T) takes place at the
University of Leipzig from 3 to 13 August 2021. It is organised by the
Institute for Romance Studies
( together with the Forum
Digital Humanities Leipzig (, FDHL).

Interest in the ESU DH C&T can be expressed already by creating an
account with the ConfTool of the Summer University

Applications for a place at the Summer University are welcomed between 5
April 2021 and 15 May 2021. Information on how to apply can be found

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:


    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


    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)


    Jan Horstmann (Research Association Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel,
    Germany) / Marie Flüh (University of Hamburg, Germany) / Mareike
    Schumacher (University of Hamburg, Germany): Digital Annotation and
    Analysis of Literary Texts with CATMA 6 (2 weeks)


    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 Dhabi, UAE) / 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)

A workshop which integrates Digital Humanities and Linguistics is still
in negotiation.

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 the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
makes available generous support to up to 20 alumni / alumnae of German
universities. As soon as other scholarships are confirmed, we will send
out a separate announcement.

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 co-operations.

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 borders 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 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. To get some 
insight into what you can expect from the European Summer University 
please consult its former website and especially 
the year 2019.

With my best regards and wishes

Prof. (em.) Dr. phil. Elisabeth Burr
French, Francophone and Italian Linguistics
Director of the European Summer University in Digital Humanities
"Culture & Technology"
University of Leipzig
Beethovenstr. 15
D-04107 Leipzig 

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