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LINGUIST List 25.2672

Mon Jun 23 2014

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

Editor for this issue: Malgorzata Cavar <gosialinguistlist.org>

Date: 23-Jun-2014
From: José Manuel Martínez Martínez <j.martinezmx.uni-saarland.de>
Subject: Digital Humanities & Language Resources / Leipzig, Germany
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Digital Humanities & Language Resources

Host Institution: Universität Leipzig
Website: http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T

Dates: 22-Jul-2014 - 01-Aug-2014
Location: Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

Focus: Joint Culture & Technology and CLARIN-D summer school "Culture & Technology" aims at bringing together young scholars from the Humanities, Engineering and Information Sciences, and creating the conditions for future project-oriented collaboration and networking across the borders of the individual disciplines.

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.

Minimum Education Level: BA


Description:
The summer school takes place across 11 whole 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
- query in text corpora
- comparing corpora
- Historical text corpora for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Digitization, annotation, quality assurance and analysis.
- open Greek and Latin
- advanced topics in Humanities programming with Python
- stylometry: computer-assisted analysis of literary texts
- Editing in the Digital Age: Historical texts and documents.
- Space - time - object: Digital methods in archaeology.
- spoken language
- Multimodal corpora: How to build and how to understand them.
- large project planning and 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.

Lectures will focus, among others, on digital literary studies, digital art history, quotations and fragementary texts, underresourced languages, learning environments etc. (see: http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/415).


Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Tuition: 300.00-1000.00 EUR
Tuition Explanation:

Before the 7th of July 2014
- (doctoral) students (no employment, members of Leipzig University) 300,00€
- (doctoral) students (no emploment, not members of Leipzig University) 400,00€
- young scholars (employed by Leipzig University) 375,00€
- young scholars (employed, but not by Leipzig University) 500,00€
- faculty / staff (employed by Leipzig University) 600,00€
- faculty / staff (not employed by Leipzig University) 800,00€
-Staff of a commercial organisation / institutions 1.000,00€

The 8th of July 2014 fees will go up by 50%


Financial Aid: Applications accepted until 30-Jun-2014
There are still some of the DAAD scholarships (worth between €1000 and €2500 depending on travel costs) and partner university bursaries (worth between ca. € 340 and € 840 depending on accademic level) as well as some places in workshops (exception: "Open Greek and Latin", "Advanced Topics in Humanities Programming with Python") available.

Financial Aid Instructions:
Application documents (CV, motivation letter, project presentation proposal, scholarship / bursary applications) handed in after the 30th of June 2014 will not be considered.


Registration: 20-Apr-2014 to 30-Jun-2014

Contact Person: Elisabeth Burr
Email: elisabeth.burruni-leipzig.de

Apply on the web: http://www.culingtec.uni-leipzig.de/ESU_C_T/node/367

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,

As the selection of participants is made by the Scientific Committee together with the experts who lead the workshops, the CV and the letter of motivation is to be presented in English. As the summer school is supposed to be
multilingual, the curriculum needs to contain information about the knowledge of languages.

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 in their motivation letter.

Young scholars of Engineering and Computer Sciences are expected to describe their specialities 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.

When allocating a place in a specific workshop, not only will the preferences expressed by the applicants be taken into account, but also the needs shown by the project descriptions.

Applicants who would like to present a project during one of the project presentation sessions or during the poster session should upload a description of the project (500-700 words) in English when they apply for a place at the summer school through ConfTool.
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