LINGUIST List 26.46

Sun Jan 04 2015

Summer Schools: Digital Humanities and Language Resources / Leipzig, Germany

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Date: 24-Dec-2014
From: Jose Martinez <>
Subject: Digital Humanities and Language Resources / Leipzig, Germany
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Digital Humanities and Language Resources / Leipzig, Germany

Host Institution: Universit├Ąt Leipzig
Coordinating Institution: Universit├Ąt Leipzig, Clarin-D

Dates: 27-Jul-2015 - 07-Aug-2015
Location: Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

Focus: "Digital Humanities and Language Resources" is the second "Culture and
Technology" Summer School organized jointly by the University of Leipzig and CLARIN-D.
Minimum Education Level: BA

As part of the growing Digital Humanities community, the Summer University seeks to bring together 60 (doctoral) students and young researchers from different disciplines in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Computer Sciences (and related areas) as equal partners in an interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and experiences. This multilingual and multicultural context will thus create the conditions for future project-based co-operations and network-building across the borders of disciplines, countries and cultures.

The Summer University takes place across 11 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
- Methods and Tools for the Corpus Annotation of Historical and Contemporary Written Texts
- Comparing Corpora
- Spoken Language and Multimodal Corpora
- PythonBasic Statistics and Visualization with R
- Stylometry
- Open Greek and Latin
- Digital Editions and Editorial Theory: Historical Texts and Documents
- Spatial Analysis in the Humanities
- Building Thematic Research Collections with Drupal
- Introduction to Project Management

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

Small groups foster communication among participants and workshop leaders and give room to address individual problems and questions. The educational program is supplemented by lectures of renowned researchers in the field of
Digital Humanities, and project presentations of participants.

If the educational program is the "brain" of the summer university, the social program is the "heart" providing ample chances for building networks which last longer than just the two weeks!

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Payment of the fees is required in advance.

Before the 1st of July 2015:
- (doctoral) students (no employment, members of Leipzig University): 300,00 euro
- (doctoral) students (no employment, not members of Leipzig University): 400,00 euro
- young scholars (employed by Leipzig University)*: 375,00 euro
- young scholars (employed, but not by Leipzig University)*: 500,00 euro
- faculty / staff (employed by Leipzig University): 600,00 euro
- faculty / staff (not employed by Leipzig University): 800,00 euro
- staff of a commercial organisation / institutions: 1.000,00 euro

The 2nd of July 2015 fees will go up by 50%
*doctoral students with short term part time contracts

Financial Aid:
The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at the University of Victoria (ETCL), in conjunction with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), offers generous support to participants of the European Summer University in Digital Humanities, but also the University of Leipzig, which through its International Centre, makes bursaries available for members of its Eastern European partner universities.

Apply for finanical aid:

Registration: 28-Feb-2015 to 031-May-2015

Contact Person: Elisabeth Burr

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
The number of participants is limited to 60. Application for a place in a specific workshop will be made via ConfTool. When applying, a curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation (500-700 words) is to be uploaded as a file. Applicants also need to declare that an allocated place will be taken up.

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