Text by Charlotte Hartungen.
What started as a five days conference with four workshops in 2009, celebrated the 10th anniversary this year. We are talking about the European Summer University in Digital Humanities “Culture and Technology” (ESU) at the University of Leipzig.
You can summarize the ESU with some numbers and data. During the eleven days the ESU took place (23.07.-02-08.2019), 92 students, young scholars, researchers, members of different Universities and others interested in the large field of the Digital Humanities came to Leipzig to join one of the eleven workshops offered this year. Of the eleven workshops, four were supported by CLARIN ERIC and offered by experts from the CLARIN-D environment.
These were, namely, Andreas Witt who offered the workshop ‘Compilation, Annotation and Analysis of Written Text Corpora. Introduction to Methods and Tools’, Bernhard Fisseni who offered the workshop ‘Searching Linguistic Patterns in Text Corpora for Digital Humanities Research’, Christoph Draxler who offered the workshop ‘All About Data – Exploratory Data Modelling and Practical Database Access’, and Janos Borst and Felix Helfer who offered the workshop ‘An Introduction to Neural Networks for Natural Language Processing - Applications and Implementation’.
The participants from over 30 countries who could apply for six different scholarships had to choose one or two workshops consisting of a total of 18 sessions or 36 teaching hours. In addition to workshops, 14 posters presentations and 12 project presentations were offered by the participants themselves. This was an opportunity for students and young scholars to present their research in a scientific setting and to get feedback and tips through the presence of experts.
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