European Summer University in Digital Humanities

18-28 July 2017, University of Leipzig

Applications for a place at the 8th European Summer University in Digital Humanities (ESU DH) are now being accepted.

ESU DH is a member of the International Digital Humanities Training Network. Thus courses taken at the Summer University are eligible for transfer credit towards the University of Victoria Graduate Certificate in DH 

What’s special about the ESU?

The Summer University is directed at 60 participants from all over Europe and beyond. It wants to bring together (doctoral) students, young scholars and academics from the Arts and Humanities, Library Sciences, Social Sciences, the Arts and 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 co-operation.

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.

It 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 borders between the so-called hard and soft sciences and on the integration of Humanities, Computer Science and Engineering.

Practical details

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

Workshops are structured in such a way that participants can either take the two blocks of one workshop or two blocks from different workshops. The number of participants in each workshop is limited to 10. More information here.

Thanks to the sponsors, a whole range of scholarships to participants of the Summer University is available.

For all relevant information please consult the Web-Portal of the European Summer School in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology” which will be continually updated and integrated with more information as soon as it becomes available.

If you have questions with respect to the European Summer University please direct them to esu_ct@uni-leipzig.de