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Culture & Technology - 8th European Summer University in Digital Humanities

Culture & Technology – 8th European Summer University in Digital Humanities (ESU DH C & T)

18th to 28th July 2017, University of Leipzig

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We are happy to announce that applications for a place at the 8th 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, Spain): 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)
  • Christoph Draxler (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany): Introduction to programming for the Web (1 week)
  • Axel Herold, Henriette Ast (Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Berlin, Germany): From Print and Manuscript to Electronic Version: Text Digitization and Annotation (1 week)
  • Stefan Th. Gries (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA): Text processing for linguists and literary scholars with R (1 week)
  • Laszlo Hunyadi, István Szekrényes (University of Debrecen, Hungary): Spoken Language and Multimodal Corpora (2 weeks)
  • Maciej Eder (Polish Academy of Sciences, Pedagogical University, Krakow, Poland): Stylometry (2 weeks)
  • Peter Bell (Heidelberg Academy of Science and Humanities, Germany), Leonardo Impett (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland): The Iconic Turn. Image Driven Digital Art History (2 weeks)
  • David Joseph Wrisley (New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE): Humanities Data and Mapping Environments (2 weeks)
  • Christoph Draxler (Universität München, Germany): Working with SQL and graph databases (1 week)
  • Monica Berti (Alexander von Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities, University of Leipzig, Deutschland), Jochen Tiepmar (ScaDS, University of Leipzig / University of Dresden, Germany): Text Mining with Canonical Text Services - Using a Text Reference System for Citation Analysis, Text Alignment and more (1 week)
  • Pawel Kamocki (IDS Mannheim & Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany / Université Paris Descartes, France), Thorsten Trippel (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany): Data Management and legal and ethical issues (2 weeks)


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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LT for DH: Language Technology Resources and Tools for Digital Humanities

LT for DH: Language Technology Resources and Tools for Digital Humanities

Workshop in conjunction with COLING 2016

Language resources are increasingly used not only in Language Technology (LT), but also in other subject fields, such as the digital humanities (DH) and in the field of education. Applying LT tools and data for such fields implies new perspectives on these resources regarding domain adaptation, interoperability, technical requirements, documentation, and usability of user interfaces. This workshop will focus on the use of LT tools and data in DH, the discussion will focus on example applications and the type and range of research questions where LT tools can be beneficial.

LT applications are often trained and adjusted to individual text types or corpora published in specific formats. Using the tools in other contexts results in a difference in the data that is to be processed, e.g. historical data or different ‘genres’. Though it may seem obvious that the quality of the results may not be as high, the results may still be valuable, for example because of the sheer size of data that can be investigated rather than by manual analysis. Hence tools and resources need to be adaptable to different text types. Applying tools for data from non-LT areas such as the humanities also increases the demands on acceptable data formats, as the data to be processed may contain additional annotations or a variety of annotations. Additionally, in some cases new data conversion needs appear and the tools need to be robust enough to handle also erroneous data, giving meaningful status messages to a non-LT user. It is often also required that tools are adapted to the text types that they are intended to be used for. For example, data mining tools trained for one type of texts need to be adapted for another type.

LT tools often need to be combined in processing chains and workflows whose exact order and configuration depends on the particular LT application. The same is true for DH workflows. However, since the DH applications often significantly differ from those in LT, new configurations of tools need to be entertained and additional requirements for the interoperability of tools may arise. This is particularly the case for interfacing annotation and querying tools as well as the incorporation of data exploration and data visualization techniques.

The technical requirements of some LT tools and the considerable learning curve for its use poses another obstacle for non-expert users in the DH. This means, inter alia, that downloads of tools and complex local installations should be avoided and tools should be made available as web-applications whenever possible. Moreover, usability studies of LT tools for DH applications may give important feedback for the adaptation of user interaction, adaptation of algorithms, and the need for additional functionality.

This workshop invites submissions in each of these areas of LT focusing on research questions in the DH community.

Further information

Forum CA3 2016, June 7/8 in Hamburg

Forum CA3 2016

University of Hamburg, State and University Library Carl von Ossietzky on June 7th and 8th

During the Forum CA3 2016, CLARIN-D will present its tools for accessing, analysing and archiving language resources for research and teaching in humanities and social sciences. Keynote presentations, talks and a hands-on-session will help to understand the need for digital language resources in the field of teacher training, historical research and European multilingual contexts. 



Tuesday, June 7th



  • Prof. Dr. Claudia S. Leopold (Vice President of the University of Hamburg)
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johann Anselm Steiger (Vice Dean for Research, Faculty of Humanities, University of Hamburg)
  • Eike Richter (Leitstelle Digitale Stadt, Hamburg Senate)
  • Dr. Helge Kahler (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

Chair: Prof. Dr. Kristin Bührig



C CLARIN-D - an overview: Prof. Dr. Erhard Hinrichs (Project Leader CLARIN-D, University of Tübingen) [PDF]

[Watch on Youtube]

A Accessing: Dr. Alexander Geyken (BBAW) [PDF]

[Watch on Youtube]

A Analysing: Prof. Dr. Thomas Gloning (University of Gießen) [PDF]

[Watch on Youtube]

A Archiving (Preparation and Depositing) of resources and services: Dr. Thorsten Trippel (University of Tübingen) [PDF]

[Watch on Youtube]

Chair: Prof. Dr. Kristin Bührig


Coffee break


Keynote Prof. Dr. Simone Lässig (Director of the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC): 
Digitale Geschichtswissenschaften aus transatlantischer Perspektive [PDF]

[Watch on Youtube]

Chair: Prof. Dr. Andreas Witt


Lunch break


Keynote Prof. Dr. Angelika Storrer (University of Mannheim): 
Digitale Sprachressourcen in der Lehrerbildung [PDF]

[Watch on Youtube]

Chair: Prof. Dr. Elke Teich


Prof. Dr. Angelika Redder (University of Hamburg): 
Unterrichtsdiskurs live - Dokumentation, Analyse, Qualifizierung und Förderung anhand mündlicher Korpora [PDF] [Watch on Youtube]

Prof. Dr. Kristin Bührig (University of Hamburg): 
Förderung fachlichen Lernens unter sich verändernden gesellschaftlichen Bedingungen [PDF]

[Watch on Youtube]

Chair: Prof. Dr. Elke Teich




Hands-on session for presentation of digital tools and user scenarios (details in German) 


Evening programme at Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg


Wednesday, June 8th


Keynote Prof. Dr. Franciska de Jong (CLARIN ERIC, University of Utrecht): 
CLARIN: a Research Infrastructure for a Multi-Lingual Europe [PDF]

[Watch on Youtube]

Chair: Prof. Dr. Erhard Hinrichs


Coffee break


Digital Humanities presentation from different Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines (titles and abstracts in German)

Chair: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Heyer


Closing of the conference



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Conference: Digital History – New Tools for New Questions?

A conference for the CLARIN-D Working groups “Modern History” and “Contemporary History”

The discipline-specific working groups “Modern History” and “Contemporary History” in CLARIN-D, under the direction of the Georg-Eckert-Institute and the Center for Contemporary History in Potsdam, extend a warm invitation to their conference, to be held at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science in Berlin on 8 and 9 February.

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