Digital Humanities – Sommerschulen 2018

Sommerschulen sind ideale Gelegenheiten für fortgeschrittene Studierende und für Promovierende, sich kritisch und intensiv mit dem eigenen Forschungsgegenstand auseinanderzusetzen, neue Themen und Methoden kennenzulernen, neue Perspektiven zu gewinnen, über den Tellerrand hinauszublicken und viele nette Leute zu treffen. Auch im Bereich Digital Humanities gibt es eine Menge interessante Angebote, von denen wir in diesem Beitrag eine Auswahl vorstellen möchten. Eine frühzeitige Bewerbung ist bei vielen der Angebote dringend empfohlen!

(1) Lancaster Summer Schools in GIS and NLP 

Lancaster University is pleased to offer six free training events that cover the techniques of corpus linguistics, computational analysis of language and geographical information systems:

The schools include both lectures and practical sessions that introduce the latest developments in the field and practical applications of cutting-edge analytical techniques. The summer schools are taught by leading experts in the field both from Lancaster University and other institutions (CASS Challenge Panel). The summer schools are intended primarily for postgraduate research students but applications from Masters-level students, postdoctoral researchers, senior researchers, and others will also be considered.

(2) Oxford: Digital Humanities Summer School 

The annual Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School offers training to anyone with an interest in the Digital Humanities, including academics at all career stages, students, project managers, and people who work in IT, libraries, and cultural heritage. Delegates follow one of our parallel workshop throughout the week, supplementing their training with expert guest lectures. Please see the previous years listed on the right-hand side for examples. Bed and breakfast, en-suite accommodation is available in an Oxford college on a first-come-first-served basis. Delegates can also join events each evening.

(3) Leipzig: „Culture & Technology“ – The European Summer University in Digital Humanities

The Summer School „Culture & Technology“ brings together young scholars from the Humanities, Engineering and Information Sciences and creates 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.

(4) Pittsburgh: Digital Humanities and Pedagogy Across the Disciplines

“How could Digital Humanities have evaded us, the digital natives, after two decades of immersing ourselves in not only the humanities, but also technology?” puzzled students in the Undergraduate Manifesto on Digital Humanities. (Bloomsburg U. Undergraduate “Manifesto” on Digital Humanities. n.d.). While conventional wisdom has it that millennials firmly reside in personalized digital environments (music, entertainment, relationships, communication, education), they in fact often lack critical strategies to analyze digital knowledge creation and representation. To fully realize the transformative potential of DH tools in education and to avert innovation for innovation’s sake, DH pedagogy must continually be realigned with technological innovation and fluid methodologies. This seminar will engage 12-15 participants to focus on faculty-student collaborations, which utilize digital tools to engage learners as critical, reflective, and agentive participants in all processes of digital culture.

 


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