Culture & Technology – 9th European Summer University in Digital Humanities

17th to 27th July 2018, University of Leipzig

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We are happy to announce that applications for a place at the 9th European Summer University in Digital Humanities are now being accepted.
As ESU DH C & T is a member of the International Digital Humanities Training Network courses taken at the Summer University are eligible for transfer credit towards the University of Victoria Graduate Certificate in DH .
The Summer University takes place across 11 whole days. The intensive programme consists of workshops, public lectures, regular project presentations, a poster session, teaser sessions and a panel discussion.

The workshop programme is composed of the following courses running in parallel:

  • Alex Bia (Universidad Miguel Hernández, Elche, Spanien): XML-TEI document encoding, structuring, rendering and transformation (2 weeks)
  • Carol Chiodo (Yale University, USA), Lauren Tilton (University of Richmond, USA): Hands on Humanities Data Workshop - Creation, Discovery and Analysis (2 weeks)
  • Isabel Fuhrman / Erhard Hinrichs / Yana Strakatova (Universität Tübingen, Germany): Collocations from a multilingual perspective: theory, tools, and applications (1st week)
  • Nils Reiter / Sarah Schulz: Reflected Text Analysis in the Digital Humanities (2nd week)
  • Maciej Eder (Polish Academy of Sciences / Pedagogical University, Cracow, Poland) / Jeremi Ochab (Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland: Stylometry (2 weeks)
  • David Joseph Wrisley (New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE): Humanities Data and Mapping Environments (2 weeks)
  • Laszlo Hunyadi / István Szekrényes (University of Debrecen, Hungary): Building and analysing multimodal corpora (2 weeks)
  • Christoph Draxler (Universität München, Germany) / Thorsten Trippel (Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany): Asking questions to data in the humanities: right, correct, efficient (Introducing and comparing XQuery, SQL, SPARQL for data from the humanities) (2 weeks)
  • Peter Bell (Heidelberg Academy of Science and Humanities, Germany) / Leonardo Impett (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland): Computer Vision Intervention. How digital methods help to visually understand corpora of art and cultural heritage (1 week)
  • Javier de la Rosa / Eun Seo Jo (Stanford University, USA): Word Vectors and Corpus Text Mining with Python (2 weeks)
  • Tommi A Pirinen: The humanities scholar's perspective on rule based machine translation (2 weeks)
  • Nicola Carboni (Harvard Institut „Villa I Tatti", Firenze, Italy) / Leo Zorc (Universität Zürich / ETH Zürich, Switzerland): Integrating Human Science Data using CIDOC-CRM as Formal Ontology: a practical approach (2nd week)
  • Jochen Tiepmar (ScaDS, University of Leipzig / University of Dresden, Germany): Text Mining with Canonical Text Services (1 week)
  • Heike Neuroth / Ulrike Wuttke (University of Applied Sciences Potsdam): How Research Infrastructures empower eHumanities and eHeritage Research(ers) (1st week)
  • Lynne Siemens (University of Victoria, Canada): Introduction to Project Management (2nd week)


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 number of participants in each workshop is limited to 10. For more information, click here.

Thanks to our sponsors, we can again offer a whole range of scholarships to participants of the Summer University.

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.

As the Summer University is dedicated not only to the acquisition of knowledge and skills, but also wants to foster community building and networking across disciplines, languages and cultures, countries and continents, the programme of the Summer School features also communal coffee breaks, communal lunches in the refectory of the university, and a rich cultural programme (thematic guided tours, visits of archives, museums and exhibitions, and communal dinners in different parts of Leipzig).

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.

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