[Dhcenterstartup] "Methodological Intersections": Trier Digital Humanities Autumn School Sept. 28-Oct. 3, 2015

Silvia Stoyanova sms27 at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 3 11:00:24 CEST 2015

Call for Participation
The Trier Center forDigital Humanities at Trier University and the University of Luxembourg invite PhDstudents and postdoctoral scholars to participate in our inaugural InternationalDigital Humanities Autumn School. The autumn school will offer a six-day introductionin English to best practices in digital scholarship(curation, legal issues, methodology), to the interdisciplinary foundations of the Digital Humanities (philology, literarycriticism, history, art history, etc.), and to commonly used DH methods, toolsand technologies (digitization, document analysis and text encoding, textmining, Geodata, XQuery, visualization, enhanced publications, etc.). The autumn schoolwill host more than twenty lecturers from academic and research institutions inEngland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Scotland,Sweden, and Switzerland, who represent a wide diversity of expertise and careerpaths within the Digital Humanities. The school program consists of a three-daylecture series and a three-day workshop series, and includes a round tabledebate, poster presentations by researchers from the host institutions, a projectbrainstorming session. The program is designed to equip students with thenecessary critical and technical competencies to initiate or develop a digitalhumanities project, and to provide a platform for future collaborations.The number of studentsis limited to 30. No previous training in digital humanities is required. Theautumn school welcomes scholars interested in gaining a multidisciplinaryintroduction to the use of digital methods for humanities research; who wouldlike to develop an idea for a digital humanities project; who wish to gain practicalskills to implement such an idea, or to advance a project already in progress. Theschool program should be of interest both to humanists and to computerscientists who would like to collaborate with humanists. The organizingcommittee will evaluate applications based on the candidates’ motivation forparticipation and potential to contribute to the formation of future collaborationswith the other participants. The committee’s selection will aim at bringingtogether scholars from a variety of backgrounds who could develop shared researchinterests.  Prospective studentsshould apply by sending a CV (max. 2 pages) and a letter of motivation (ca. 350words). The letter should describe your research agenda and your motivation forpursuing instruction in digital humanities methodologies. If you are alreadyworking on a digital humanities project, you have the opportunity to present aposter during the brainstorming session. If you would like to present a poster,please add a project description (ca. 250 words) to your application. Theapplication should be sent as a single PDF file to dhautumnschool at uni-trier.de.Thereis a registration fee of 100 euro. TheSchool is free of charge for participants based in countries with hard currencydifficulties, in particular Eastern Europe. Travel and accommodation bursariesare available to all participants with financial need thanks to the generoussupport of the Volkswagen Foundation. For more information about the programand how to apply, please visit our website: http://kompetenzzentrum.uni-trier.de/de/dhautumnschool2015/
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