Extended deadline for applications: European Summer University in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology”
The European Summer University in Digital Humanities “Culture & Technology”, previously hosted for 12 editions by the University of Leipzig, has a new home: Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
The Summer University will take place between July 24th and August 4th 2023, in Cluj-Napoca, and it welcomes participants from all over Europe and beyond. It wants to bring together (doctoral) students, young scholars and academics from the Arts and Humanities, Library Sciences, Social Sciences, the Arts and Engineering and Computer Sciences as equal partners to an interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and experience in a multilingual and multicultural context and thus create the conditions for future project-based co-operations.
As in previous years, the programme of the Summer University consists of: intensive Workshops, Hands-on sessions, Teaser Sessions, Lectures, Project Presentation Sessions, Round Table Discussions, Poster Sessions, Visits to museums, memorable places, libraries, Community building activities (excursions, communal coffee breaks, lunches and dinners).
The European Summer University is special because it not only 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 publishing, libraries, and archives etc., but because it tries to integrate also linguistics with the Digital Humanities, which pose questions about the consequences and implications of the application of computational methods and tools to cultural artefacts of all kinds.
It is special furthermore because it consciously aims at confronting the so-called Gender Divide, i.e. the under-representation of women in the domain of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Europe and many parts of the world, by relying on the challenges that the Humanities with their complex data and their wealth of women represent for Computer Science and Engineering and the further development of the latter, on the overcoming of the borders between the so-called hard and soft sciences and on the integration of Humanities, Computer Science and Engineering.
The number of participants to ESU-DH is limited to 60. When allocating a place in a specific workshop not only the preferences expressed by the applicants will be taken into account, but also the feedback and advice given by the experts on the basis of the motivation letter and, if available, project descriptions. Application for a place at the Summer University is done online, the extended deadline being June 18th 2023. Details on the Summer School, the application process, the workshops, other important dates, participantions fees, and much more can be found on the website https://digihubb.centre.ubbcluj.ro/.
Christian Schuster is Lecturer at Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of European Studies
Vlad Popovici is Lecturer at Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of History