[Corpora-List] Call for Participation: DH Autum School, Trier

Caroline Sporleder csporled at coli.uni-sb.de
Fri Aug 7 13:59:48 CEST 2015

[Apologies for cross-posting]

[Note: Trier University hosts two autumn schools this year, one in computational linguistics (for students) and one in digital humanities (for PhDs/postdocs). This email concerns the concerns the DH school.]


Call for Participation

“Methodological Intersections”

Trier Digital Humanities Autumn School

Trier University: September 28 – October 1, 2015 University of Luxembourg: October 2 – 3, 2015


Application Deadline: August 17, 2015 ********************************************************

The Trier Center for Digital Humanities at Trier University and the University of Luxembourg invite PhD students and postdoctoral scholars to participate in our inaugural International Digital Humanities Autumn School. The autumn school will offer a six-day introduction in English to best practices in digital scholarship (curation, legal issues, methodology), to the interdisciplinary foundations of the Digital Humanities (philology, literary criticism, history, art history, etc.), and to commonly used DH methods, tools and technologies (digitization, document analysis and text encoding, text mining, Geodata, XQuery, visualization, enhanced publications, etc.). The autumn school will host more than twenty lecturers from academic and research institutions in England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Scotland, Sweden, and Switzerland, who represent a wide diversity of expertise and career paths within the Digital Humanities. The school program consists of a three-day lecture series and a three-day workshop series, and includes a round table debate, poster presentations by researchers from the host institutions, a project brainstorming session. The program is designed to equip students with the necessary critical and technical competencies to initiate or develop a digital humanities project, and to provide a platform for future collaborations.

The number of students is limited to 30. No previous training in digital humanities is required. The autumn school welcomes scholars interested in gaining a multidisciplinary introduction to the use of digital methods for humanities research; who would like to develop an idea for a digital humanities project; who wish to gain practical skills to implement such an idea, or to advance a project already in progress. The school program should be of interest both to humanists and to computer scientists who would like to collaborate with humanists. The organizing committee will evaluate applications based on the candidates’ motivation for participation and potential to contribute to the formation of future collaborations with the other participants. The committee’s selection will aim at bringing together scholars from a variety of backgrounds who could develop shared research interests.

Prospective students should apply by sending a CV (max. 2 pages) and a letter of motivation (ca. 350 words). The letter should describe your research agenda and your motivation for pursuing instruction in digital humanities methodologies. If you are already working on a digital humanities project, you have the opportunity to present a poster during the brainstorming session. If you would like to present a poster, please add a project description (ca. 250 words) to your application. The application should be sent as a single PDF file to dhautumnschool at uni-trier.de.

There is a registration fee of 100 euro. The School is free of charge for participants based in countries with hard currency difficulties, in particular Eastern Europe. Travel and accommodation bursaries are available to all participants with financial need thanks to the generous support of the Volkswagen Foundation. For more information about the program and how to apply, please visit our website: http://kompetenzzentrum.uni-trier.de/de/dhautumnschool2015/

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