ESU "Culture & Technology", 26 - 30 July 2010
University of Leipzig -

We are happy to announce that registration for the European Summer School,
Culture & Technology, is now open. Supported by the Association for Literary
and Linguistic Computing the Summer School will take place at Leipzig
University, Germany, from the 26th to the 30th of July.

The Summer School is directed at an international audience. Students in
their final year, graduates, postgraduates, doctoral students, and postdocs
from the Humanities, Engineering or Computer Sciences from all over Europe,
as well as academics, librarians and technical assistants who are involved
in the theoretical, experimental or practical application of computational
methods in the various areas of the Humanities, in libraries or archives, or
wish to do so are its target audience. School teachers who plan to carry out
technology-based projects with their students and want to discuss them in a
wider context are welcome as well.

The Summer School 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 Libraries and Archives everywhere. The Summer School aims at
integrating these activities into the broader context of the Digital
Humanities, where questions about the consequences and implications of the
application of computational methods and tools to cultural artefacts of all
kinds are asked. The Summer School plans to show-case possible realisations
of such questions via the presentation of concrete projects.

The Summer School will offer Humanities students in particular the
possibility to gain practical knowledge of the application of computational
methods to the digitalisation, description, analysis and production of
humanities contents and artefacts (languages, texts, images, etc.), to
discuss related theoretical questions and to forge new perspectives on the
study and preservation of languages, cultures and cultural memory and the
translation between cultures.

Computer and Engineering Sciences’ students, for their part, will be given
the opportunity at the Summer School to acquire insights into the nature of
humanities data, to get to know the areas in the Arts and Humanities in
which computational methods are employed, to learn to recognise the
difference of the Humanities approach to these methods and to confront
themselves with the challenges that work with diffuse and extremely complex
data presents for soft- and hardware solutions.

The Summer School takes place across a whole week. The intensive programme
consists of workshops, lectures and project presentations. The Summer School
will close with a round table discussion focusing on the necessity,
structure and contents of curricula for Digital Humanities und e-Humanities.

The following workshops will be offered:* Introduction into the
Creation of a Digital Edition

* From Document Engineering to Scholarly Web Projects
* Methods in Textual Analysis
* XML and the Modelling of Knowledge Contained in Historical Sources
* Image-based Digital Editing of Text-bearing Objects

Each workshop consists of a total of 15 sessions or 30 week-hours. The
number of participants in each workshop is limited to 15. Information on how
to apply for a place in one of the workshops can be found at:

Preference will be given to young scholars of the Humanities who are
planning, or are already involved with, a technology-based research project
and describe this project in a qualified way.

Young scholars of Engineering and Computer Sciences are expected to describe
their specialities and interests in such a way that also non specialists can
follow and that they support their expectations from the summer school with
good arguments.

If more funding can be secured fees will be reduced and a bursary scheme
will be put into place.

For important dates and other relevant information please consult the
multilingual Web-Portal of the European Summer School “Culture &

Univ.-Prof'in Dr. phil. habil. Elisabeth BurrFranzösische /
frankophone und italienische Sprachwissenschaft
Institut für Romanistik
Philologische Fakultät
Universität Leipzig
Haus 1 / 3. Etage, Zi. 1307
Beethovenstr. 15
D-04107 Leipzig
Tel. +49 (0)341 97 37413/37411
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Dot Porter (MA, MSLS)
Digital Medievalist, Digital Librarian
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