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.

List of offered workshops:

  1. Alex Bia (University Miguel Hernández, Elche, Spain): XML-TEI document encoding, structuring, rendering and transformation (2 weeks)
  2. Carol Chiodo (Harvard University, USA) / Lauren Tilton (University of Richmond, USA): Hands on Humanities Data Workshop – Creation, Discovery and Analysis (2 weeks)
  3. Maciej Eder (Polish Academy of Sciences / Pedagogical University, Cracow, Poland) / Jeremi Ochab (Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland): Stylometry (2 weeks)
  4. Stefan Th. Gries (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA / Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany): Text processing for linguists and literary scholars with R (1 week, week 2)
  5. Simone Rebora (University of Basel, Switzerland) / Giovanni Pietro Vitali (Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University – Paris-Saclay University, France): Distant Reading in R. From Text Analysis to Mapping (2 weeks) – This workshop is fully booked
  1. Peter Bell (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany) / Fabian Offert (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA): Visual Artificial Intelligence for the Digital Humanities (2 weeks)
  2. Jason Boyd (Ryerson University Toronto, Canada): Procedural Creativity and Digital Humanities Scholarship (1 week, week 2)
  3. Yael Netzer (Ben Gurion, Haifa and Tel Aviv University, Israel): Digital Archives: Reading and Manipulating Large-Scale Catalogues, Curating and Creating Small-Scale Archives (2 weeks) – This workshop is fully booked
  4. Barbara Bordalejo (University of Lethbridge, Canada) / Peter Robinson (University of Saskatchewan, Canada): Making an edition of a text in many versions (2 weeks)
  5. Jason Boyd (Ryerson University Toronto, Canada): Project Planning and Management in the Digital Humanities (1 week, week 1)

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.