We are happy to announce that applications for a place at the 9th
European Summer University in Digital Humanities are being accepted from
the 22nd of March to the 1st of May 2018 (see:

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.

The WORKSHOP PROGRAMME is composed of the following courses running in
parallel (for more information see:

Alex Bia (Universidad Miguel Hernández, Elche, Spain): XML-TEI
document encoding, structuring, rendering and transformation (2 weeks)
Carol Chiodo (Yale University, USA) / Lauren Tilton (University of
Richmond, USA): Hands on Humanities Data Workshop – Creation, Discovery
and Analysis (2 weeks)
Isabel Fuhrmann (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Berlin, Germany) / Erhard Hinrichs / Yana Strakatova (Universität
Tübingen, Germany): Collocations from a multilingual perspective:
theory, tools, and applications (1st week)
Nils Reiter / Sarah Schulz (Universität Stuttgart, Germany):
Reflected Text Analysis in the Digital Humanities (2nd week)
David Joseph Wrisley (New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE) / Randa El
Khatib (University of Victoria, Canada): Humanities Data and Mapping
Environments (2 weeks)
Laszlo Hunyadi / István Szekrényes (University of Debrecen,
Hungary): Building and analysing multimodal corpora (2 weeks)
Maciej Eder (Polish Academy of Sciences / Pedagogical University,
Cracow, Poland) / Jeremi Ochab (Jagiellonian University, Cracow,
Poland): Stylometry (2 weeks)
Christoph Draxler (Universität München, Germany) / Thorsten Trippel
(Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany): Asking questions to data
in the humanities: right, correct, efficient (Introducing and comparing
XQuery, SQL, SPARQL for data from the humanities) (2 weeks)
Peter Bell (Heidelberg Academy of Science and Humanities, Germany) /
Leonardo Impett (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland):
Computer Vision Intervention. How digital methods help to visually
understand corpora of art and cultural heritage (1st week)
Nicola Carboni (Harvard Institut „Villa I Tatti”, Firenze, Italy) /
Leo Zorc (Universität Zürich / ETH Zürich, Switzerland): Integrating
Human Science Data using CIDOC-CRM as Formal Ontology: a practical
approach (2nd week)
Tommi A Pirinen (Universität Hamburg, Germany): The humanities
scholar’s perspective on rule based machine translation (2 weeks)
Javier de la Rosa / Eun Seo Jo (Stanford University, USA): Word
Vectors and Corpus Text Mining with Python (2 weeks)
Jochen Tiepmar (ScaDS, University of Leipzig / University of
Dresden, Germany): Text Mining with Canonical Text Services (2nd week)
Heike Neuroth / Ulrike Wuttke (University of Applied Sciences
Potsdam): How Research Infrastructures empower eHumanities and eHeritage
Research(ers) (1st week)
Lynne Siemens (University of Victoria, Canada): Introduction to
Project Management (2nd week)

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.

As in former years we are able to offer a whole range of scholarships
and fellowships to participants of the Summer University (see

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 cooperations.

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

As the Summer University is dedicated not only to the acquisition of
knowledge and skills, but also wants to foster community building and
networking across disciplines, languages and cultures, countries and
continents, the programme of the Summer School features also communal
coffee breaks, communal lunches in the refectory of the university, and
a rich cultural programme (thematic guided tours, visits of archives,
museums and exhibitions, and communal dinners in different parts of

For all relevant information please consult the Web-Portal of the
European Summer School in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology”:
http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/ which will be continually
updated and integrated with more information as soon as it becomes

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

ESU DH C & T is a member of the International Digital Humanities
Training Network.