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Humanist Archives: April 25, 2022, 6:32 a.m. Humanist 35.665 - events: European Summer University (Leipzig)

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 665.
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        Date: 2022-04-24 17:45:30+00:00
        From: Europaeische Sommeruniversitaet-Kulturen und Technologien <>
        Subject: ESU DH C&T 2-12 August 2022 Leipzig: Announcement & Application


After one year without a European Summer University in Digital
Humanities “Culture & Technology” and another year with an online
edition of the 11th ESU DH C&T, all this because of the COVID-19
pandemic, the 12th edition of the Summer University will take place in
Leipzig in person again, from the 2nd to the 12th August 2022. It will
be organised by Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Burr, Institut für Romanistik, and
her team, together with the Forum Digital Humanities Leipzig (FDHL)

As the new website ( of ESU DH still needs
updating, all information will be available temporarily on ESU’s
previous website (

The application phase for a place at the Summer University begins on
28 April 2022 and ends on 31 May 2022. Information on how to apply can
be found here:

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

As in former years the Summer University will take place across 11
whole days. The intensive programme will consist 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

- 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)

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

- Stefan Th. Gries (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA /
Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany): Text processing for
linguists and literary scholars with R (1 week, week 2).

- Simone Rebora (University of Basel, Switzerland) / Giovanni Pietro
Vitali (Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University – Paris-Saclay
University, France): Distant Reading in R. From Text Analysis to
Mapping (2 weeks)

- Peter Bell (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany) / Fabian Offert
(University of California, Santa Barbara, USA): Visual Artificial
Intelligence for the Digital Humanities (2 weeks)

- Jason Boyd (Ryerson University Toronto, Canada): Procedural
Creativity and Digital Humanities Scholarship (1 week, week 2)

- Yael Netzer (Ben Gurion, Haifa and Tel Aviv University, Israel):
Digital Archives: Reading and Manipulating Large-Scale Catalogues,
Curating and Creating Small-Scale Archives (2 weeks)

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

- Jason Boyd (Ryerson University Toronto, Canada): Project Planning
and Management in the Digital Humanities (1 week, week 1)

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

Like in 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 these technologies, methods and tools with the
questions Digital Humanities pose about the consequences and
implications of their application 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”:
temporarily which will be continually updated
and integrated with more information as soon as it becomes available.

With my best regards and wishes

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

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