Friday, June 5, 2009

European Summer School

We are happy to announce the 1. European Summer School „Culture &
> Technology“ to take place at the University of Leipzig, Germany, July 27-31,
> 2009
> Funded by the University of Leipzig, the Volkswagen Foundation and the
> Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC), the
> Summer School is
> directed at an international audience. Students in their final
> year, graduates,
> postgraduates, doctoral students, postdocs, teachers, librarians
> and technical
> assistants from all over Europe who are involved in the theoretical,
> experimental or practical application of computational methods in
> the various
> areas of the Humanities, in libraries and archives, or wish to do so are the
> target audience of the courses.
> The Summer School addresses also expressively engineers and computer
> scientist who accept the challenge represented by the Arts and Humanities,
> who wish to obtain an insight into the application of, and work with,
> computational methods in the Humanities, and who wish to familiarise
> themselves with the special demands put on the soft- and hardware systems
> they develop by arts and humanities-related data.
> The Summer School takes place across a whole week. The intensive
> programme consists of workshops, lectures and project presentations. The
> Summer School will close with a round table discussion on the challenges
> presented by technological developments and by the integration of the
> Humanities and ICTs.
> Each workshop consists of a total of 15 sessions or 30 week-hours. The
> number of participants in each workshop is limited to 15. Applications for a
> place in a specific workshop are made on the Portal of the Summer School.
> 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. 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.
> Thanks to the generous support granted by the Volkswagen Foundation to the
> Summer School, participants who have no possibility of applying for a refund
> from another institution can apply for a contribution to their travel and
> accommodation costs.
> Important dates
> For planning reasons we ask everyone who is interested in the Summer School
> to express her or his interest asap by setting up a personal account with
> ConfTool. ConfTool is accessible from the portal of the Summer School. See
> under “registration”.
> People who would like to stay in one of the guest houses of the
> university are
> kindly asked to contact the organisers straight away.
> 15.06.2009 last day for the submission of the application for the Summer
> School via ConfTool
> 30.06.2009 communication of the selection process results
> 10.07.2009 last day for the payment of regular registration fees
> 27.07.2009 Summer School starts
> For further details, such as the schedule, planned workshops, venue,
> registration fees, accommodation ecc., see: http://www.culingtec.uni-

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