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LINGUIST List 21.2076

Mon May 03 2010

Confs: Comp Ling, Lang Documentation, Text/Corpus Ling/Germany

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        1.    Elisabeth Burr, European Summer School

Message 1: European Summer School
Date: 02-May-2010
From: Elisabeth Burr <elisabeth.burruni-leipzig.de>
Subject: European Summer School
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European Summer School
Short Title: ESU 2010

Date: 26-Jul-2010 - 30-Jul-2010
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact: Elisabeth Burr
Contact Email: esu2010uni-leipzig.de
Meeting URL: http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Language Documentation;
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Supported by the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing the Summer
School 'Culture & Technology' will take place at Leipzig University, Germany,
from the 26th to the 30th of July.

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 artifacts 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 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 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
artifacts (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 and 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:

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

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 specialties 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 & Technology'':

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