18.-28.07.2017 8th European Summer University in Digital Humanities "Culture & Technology"

From the 18th to 28th of July 2017 the 8th European Summer University in Digital Humanities "Culture & Technology" will take place at the University of Leipzig. It is organised by Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Burr (Institure for Romance Studies) and her team.

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.

The European Summer University 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.

The Summer University takes place across 11 whole days. The intensive programme consists of workshops, teaser sessions, public lectures, regular project presentations, a poster session and a panel discussion.

Each workshop consists of a total of 18 sessions or 36 week-hours. The number of participants in each workshop is limited to 10. Workshops are
structured in such a way that participants can either take the two blocks of one workshop or two blocks from different workshops.

Also this year the German Accademic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers very generous support to up to 17 alumni / alumnae of German universities. Furthermore, CLARIN-D makes available around 10 fellowships which cover the tuition fees.

For all relevant information please consult the Web-Portal of the European Summer School in Digital Humanities "Culture & Technology": http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/ which will be continually updated and integrated with more information as soon as it becomes available.