July 23, 2019 marks the beginning of the 10th European Summer University in Digital Humanities, with the title “Culture and Technology”, at the University of Leipzig. On the occasion of this anniversary, CLARIN-D would like to cordially congratulate the summer school’s initiator and patroness, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Burr, and her team. Until August 2, international and national students will deepen, apply and extend their abilities in applied DH areas in multi-day workshops with the help of first-rate lecturers from home and abroad. The range of courses is highly diverse: text- and corpus-based approaches, image, video and sound analyses, ethical and legal questions, geocoding and DH methods and technologies in general - the ESU illustrates the diversity of the Digital Humanities. Due to Elisabeth Burr’s long-standing commitment, the participants do not only profit from the lecturers’ expertise during the courses, high-class international lecturers also prove anew each year this summer university’s range and reach. At the same time, the participants are able to discover the beautiful city of Leipzig and its cultural events during evenings out and free-time activities on the weekends. The ESU has long been an inherent part of the Digital Humanities in the German-speaking world.
CLARIN-D has been a part of the ESU in Leipzig since 2014 and provides travel grants as well as language resources, tools and services. In this fashion, it wants to directly reach out to its users and demonstrate use cases. Due to the generous support from CLARIN ERIC, employees from CLARIN-D centres and experts from the working groups are able to pass on their knowledge and expertise. Moreover, junior researchers can also receive travel grants. Scholarship holders of last year’s ESU have described their impressions and experiences in reports. These reports can be found on CLARIN-D’s website: https://www.clarin-d.net/en/current-issues/478-progress-reports-on-the-european-summer-university-esu-2018-online
CLARIN-D is looking forward to many more workshops to come in Leipzig and wishes all participants and lecturers at the ESU as well as Elisabeth Burr’s team a wonderful stay and summer in Leipzig.