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LINGUIST List 20.2061

Wed Jun 03 2009

Confs: Anthropological Linguistics, Computational Linguistics/Germany

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        1.    Elisabeth Burr, 1st European Summer School

Message 1: 1st European Summer School
Date: 02-Jun-2009
From: Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burruni-leipzig.de>
Subject: 1st European Summer School
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1st European Summer School

Date: 27-Jul-2009 - 31-Jul-2009
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact: Elisabeth Burr
Contact Email: elisabeth.burruni-leipzig.de
Meeting URL: http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU/

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

We are happy to announce the 1st European Summer School "Culture & Technology"
to take place at the University of Leipzig, Germany, July 27-31, 2009

http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU/

Funded by the University of Leipzig, the Volkswagen Foundation and the
Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC), the Summer School
is directed at an international audience. Students in their final year,
graduates, postgraduates, doctoral students, postdocs, teachers, librarians
and technical assistants from all over Europe who are involved in the
theoretical, experimental or practical application of computational methods
in the various areas of the Humanities, in libraries and archives, or wish
to do so are the target audience of the courses.

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.

The Summer School addresses also expressively engineers and computer
scientist who accept the challenge represented by the Arts and Humanities,
who wish to obtain an insight into the application of, and work with,
computational methods in the Humanities, and who wish to familiarise
themselves with the special demands put on the soft- and hardware systems
they develop by arts and humanities-related data.

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 on the challenges presented
by technological developments and by the integration of the Humanities and
ICTs.

Each workshop consists of a total of 15 sessions or 30 week-hours. The
number of participants in each workshop is limited to 15. Applications for
a place in a specific workshop are made on the Portal of the Summer School.

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.

Thanks to the generous support granted by the Volkswagen Foundation to the
Summer School, participants who have no possibility of applying for a
refund from another institution can apply for a contribution to their
travel and accommodation costs.

Important dates

For planning reasons we ask everyone who is interested in the Summer School
to express her or his interest asap by setting up a personal account with
ConfTool. ConfTool is accessible from the portal of the Summer School. See
under "registration".

People who would like to stay in one of the guest houses of the university
are kindly asked to contact the organisers straight away.

15.06.2009
Last day for the submission of the application for the Summer School via ConfTool

30.06.2009
Communication of the selection process results

10.07.2009

Last day for the payment of regular registration fees

27.07.2009
Summer School starts

For further details, such as the schedule, planned workshops, venue,
registration fees, accommodation ect., see: http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU/
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