The Summer University offers a range of workshops on important areas of Digital Humanities in the broadest sense. All workshops run in parallel through the 11 days. Each workshop consists of a total of 18 sessions or 36 teaching hours.

The term „workshop“ instead of „course / seminar“ is used here to take into account that the approach of the Digital Humanities to knowledge creation is collaborative and project oriented and that the practical application of methods and skills plays a huge role. This does not mean that theory is excluded from these courses. On the contrary, the application of computational methods to artefacts and the meaningful use of digital technology pose many new and theoretical questions which need to be discussed.

Workshops will be structured in two equal blocks of 18 teaching hours each. Participants can either take the two blocks of one workshop or two blocks from different workshops. Participants who wish to take the first block of a workshop in the first week and the second block of another workshop in the second week, need to demonstrate in their application that they have already some knowledge in the topics which are treated in the first block of the latter workshop.

It will not be possible to register for one block only. Please consult the Workshops Overview

The following workshops are on offer:

  1. Michael Dahnke (München, Germany) / Florian Langhanki (University of Würzburg, Germany): OCR4all – An Open Source Tool Providing a Full OCR Workflow For Creating Digital Corpus From Printed Sources (2 x 1 week)
  2. Alex Bia (University Miguel Hernández, Elche, Spain): XML-TEI document encoding, structuring, rendering and transformation (2 weeks)
  3. Carol Chiodo (Harvard University, USA) / Lauren Tilton (University of Richmond, USA): Hands on Humanities Data Workshop – Creation, Discovery and Analysis (2 weeks)
  4. Christoph Draxler (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany) / Jeannine Beeken (University of Essex, GB) / Khiet Truong (University of Twente, The Netherlands): Working with Interview Data – Recording, Transcription and Analysis of Spoken Language Data (2 weeks)
  5. Jan Horstmann (Research Association Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel, Germany) / Marie Flüh (University of Hamburg, Germany) / Mareike Schumacher (University of Hamburg, Germany): Digital Annotation and Analysis of Literary Texts with CATMA 6 (2 weeks)
  6. Bernhard Fisseni (Leibniz-Institut for the German Language Mannheim, Germany) / Andreas Witt (University of Mannheim, Germany): Corpus Linguistics for Digital Humanities. Introduction to Methods and Tools (2 weeks)
  7. Kristin Bührig (University of Hamburg, Germany) / Juliane Schopf (University of Hamburg, Germany): Institutional Communication: Corpora, Analysis, Application (1 week)
  8. Janos Borst (University of Leipzig, Germany) / Felix Helfer (University of Leipzig, Germany): Neural Networks for Natural Language Processing – An Introduction (1 week)
  9. Maciej Eder (Polish Academy of Sciences / Pedagogical University, Cracow, Poland) / Jeremi Ochab (Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland): Stylometry (2 weeks)
  10. Simone Rebora (University of Basel, Switzerland) / Giovanni Pietro Vitali (University College Cork, Ireland): Distant Reading in R. Analyse the text & visualize the Data (2 weeks)
  11. Peter Bell (University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany) / Fabian Offert (University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany): Image Processing and Machine Learning for the Digital Humanities (2 weeks)
  12. David Joseph Wrisley (New York University Abu Dhab, UAE) / Giovanni Pietro Vitali (University College Cork, Ireland) / Randa El Khatib (University of Victoria, Canada): Humanities Data and Mapping Environments (2 weeks)
  13. Katarzyna Anna Kapitan (Museum of National History, Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark) / N. Kıvılcım Yavuz (Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas, USA): Manuscripts in the Digital Age: XML-Based Catalogues and Editions (2 weeks)
  14. Yael Netzer (Ben Gurion University, Israel) / Renana Keydar (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel): Digital Archives: Reading and Manipulating Large-Scale Catalogues, Curating and Creating Small-Scale Archives (2 weeks)
  15. Barbara Bordalejo (University of Saskatchewan, Canada) / Peter Robinson (University of Saskatchewan, Canada): Making an edition of a text in many versions (2 weeks)

The number of participants in each workshop is limited to 10.

Participants are requested to bring along their own materials and projects so that what is being taught can be directly applied and tested.

For each workshop there will be a Moodle where material for preparation will be made available and which will be used as teaching environment during the Summer University.

Workshop which do not have at least 5 participants by the 31st of May will need to be cancelled.