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 (see

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

 	* 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 see: 

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

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

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

If you have questions with respect to the European Summer University
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Elisabeth Burr