Summer School in Advanced Tools for Digital Humanities and IT

The event is organized by the Centre for Excellence in the Humanities to the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, with lecturers and trainers from the School of Advanced Studies to the University of London and the Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.

The event will take place in September 2017 in a mountain retreat near Sofia, Bulgaria (location tbc). The school will offer the following teaching modules:

  •     Linked Spatial Data, Geo-annotation, Visualisation and Information system (Geography and Topography) – with Valeria Vitale and Gabriel Bodard (School of Advanced Studies, University of London);
  •     Python for data extraction, enriching and cataloguing – with Simona Stoyanova and Gabriel Bodard (School of Advanced Studies, University of London);
  •     EpiDoc and TEI markup, use of vocabularies, and web delivery (including external URI use, XSLT customization, and entity normalization) – with Simona Stoyanova and Gabriel Bodard (School of Advanced Studies, University of London);
  •     Big Data and Information Extraction – Dimitar Birov (University of Sofia) and Eduardo Miranda (Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh).

In the framework of the event, a round table on the current trends and the future developments of Digital Humanities in South-East Europe.

The event will take place between 7th and 11th September. The participation fee is 50 euros. If you are interested in the Summer School, please send a Curriculum Vitae and a Motivation Letter stating your main areas of interest and expertise, the projects on which you are currently working, as well as which module(s) are most relevant for your work and why you would like to attend them. The applications should be sent to dhsummerschool@uni-sofia.bg no later than 1 June 2017.

The organizing team

Assoc. Prof. Dimitar Birov, University of Sofia, Dr. Dimitar Iliev, University of Sofia, Dr. Maria Baramova, University of Sofia, Dobromir Dobrev, University of Sofia

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