Hi all,

below an email from Elisabeth Burr which I am happy to forward. I attended this summer school in 2012 and can recommend it - lots to learn and good fun!



Dear All,

when I put together the list of Email-addresses to which I am sending this message, it was like meeting you all again. I hope very much that you are all doing fine and that life is good to you.

I imagine that many of you have seen that there will be another ESU in Digital Humanities "Culture & Technology" this summer and that we are running it together with CLARIN-D, one of the big infrastructure projects for the humanities funded by our Ministry of Education and Research. The aim is to bring together Digital Humanities and Language Resources, because they need each other badly.

I am writing to you today to ask you for your help. It would seem that many people do not know that we have quite a number of scholarships again this year or do not see that they might qualify for one of them (see http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/365).

This year we have 15 DAAD scholarships which cover travel costs, accommodation costs and meals, i.e. the only costs which need to be covered are the participation fees. These scholarships are meant for people from outside Germany (and who are not German nationals), who studied, did research or worked at a German university / at German universities for altogether 3 months in their whole life. This can mean having been an Erasmus / an exchange student, having done an internship, having worked in a research project, or having had a teaching contract etc.

We have also 10-12 scholarships for members of Eastern-European and Non-European partner universities which range from over 300 € to over 700 €.

And there are about 5 teaching fellowships which cover the participation fees.

We might be able to give some more support at a later stage.

Could you please help me to distribute the information about all the scholarships / bursaries / fellowships and about the Summer School (see the call below) more widely by informing your friends, colleagues or family and by using the social media you use for communication.

Thanking you already in advance for your collaboration and wishing you all the very best

(Apologies for cross-posting, but feel free to forward!)

*"Digital Humanities & Language Resources" - Joint "Culture & Technology" and CLARIN-D European Summer School, 22nd of July - 01st of August 2014 **http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/*

The 5th European Summer School in Digital Humanities "Culture & Technology" is organised this year together the CLARIN-D under the motto "Digital Humanities & Language Resources". It aims at integrating Digital Humanities and Language Resources.

The Summer School is sponsored by the German Accademic Exchange Service (DAAD) <https://www.daad.de/en/> in the framework of the Alumni programme, by the International Centre of the University of Leipzig <http://www.zv.uni-leipzig.de/en/university/uni-international/international-centre.html> (Eastern-European and Non-European partner universities) and the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at the University of Victoria (etcl) <http://etcl.uvic.ca/>  in Canada (for scholarships / bursaries / fellowships please see: http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/365).

The Summer School is directed at 60 participants from all over Europe and beyond. The Summer School wants to bring together (doctoral) students, young scholars and academics from the Arts and Humanities, Library Sciences, Social Sciences, 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 and network-building across the borders of disciplines, countries and cultures.

The Summer School aims to provide a stimulating environment for discussing, learning and advancing knowledge and skills in the methods and technologies which play a central role in Humanities Computing and determine more and more the work done in the Arts and Humanities, in libraries, archives, and museums, in the Language Industries, and similar fields. The Summer School seeks to integrate 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. It further aims to provide insights into the complexity of humanistic data and the challenges the Humanities present for computer science and engineering and their further development.

In all this the Summer School also 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 and Europe. But, instead of strengthening the hard sciences as such by following the way taken by so many measures which focus on the so-called STEM disciplines and try to convince women of the attractiveness and importance of Computer Science or Engineering, the Summer School relies 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 hard and soft sciences and on the integration of Humanities, Computer Science and Engineering.

The Summer School takes place across 11 whole days. The intensive programme consists of workshops, public lectures, regular project presentations, a poster session and a panel discussion. The *workshop programme* is composed of the following thematic strands:

 * *XML-TEI encoding, structuring and rendering*
 * *Query in Text Corpora*
 * *Comparing Corpora*
 * *Historical Text Corpora for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
   Digitization, Annotation, Quality Assurance and Analysis*
 * *Open Greek and Latin*
 * *Advanced Topics in Humanities Programming with Python*
 * *Stylometry: Computer-Assisted Analysis of Literary Texts*
 * *Editing in the Digital Age: Historical Texts and Documents*
 * *Space - Time - Object: Digital methods in Archaeology*
 * *Spoken Language* <http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/388>
 * *Multimodal Corpora: How to build and how to understand them*
 * *Large Project Planning and Management*
 * *DH for Department Chairs and Deans*

Each workshop consists of a total of 16 sessions or 32 week-hours. The number of participants in each workshop is limited to 10.

*Lectures *will focus among others on digital art history and under-resourced languages (see http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/415).

Information on how to apply for a place in one or two workshops can be found at: http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/ <http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/>.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. The selection of participants is made by the Scientific Committee together with the experts who lead the workshops.

Participation fees are more or less the same as last year.

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/ <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.

Elisabeth Burr
Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Burr
Französische / frankophone und italienische Sprachwissenschaft
Institut für Romanistik
Universität Leipzig
Beethovenstr. 15
D-04107 Leipzig