European Digital Humanities Summer University

18-27 July 2017, University of Leipzig

The Leipzig Summer University offers 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 the work done in the Humanities and Cultural Sciences, as well as in publishing, libraries, and archives etc. It also integrates 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.

Tackling the under-representation of women

The Leipzig Summer University 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.

Details

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

Each workshop consists of a total of 18 sessions or 36 week-hours. The number of participants in each workshop is limited to 10. 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 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers very generous support to up to 17 alumni / alumnae of German universities.

For all relevant information please consult the website which will be continually updated and integrated.