Call for submissions: Digital Humanities Master Class “Lexical Data, Manuscript Edition and Authority Data” – #DHMC2020

Place: Moulin d’Andé (Normandie, France)
Date: April 19-25, 2020
Conference website for submissions: https://dhmc2020.sciencesconf.org/

The gangs are back, and they have joined forces! Lexical Data and Deutsch-Französische Digital Humanities Master Class are combining their skills to help you improve yours!

Co-organized by DARIAH-EU, Inria, the German Historical Institute in Paris and Le Mans Université, with the support of the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, this 2020 edition will be Lexical Data, Manuscript Edition and Authority Data Masterclass in one, and will take place in the Moulin d’Andé (Normandie, France) from 19 to 25 April 2020.

DHMC2020 will bring together 30 European advanced trainees with experts to share experiences, methods and techniques for the creation, management and use of lexical data, digital scholarly editions and authority data.

The masterclass will cover a number of topics related to the creation, encoding, analysis and dissemination of digital sources in the humanities, with a specific interest on lexical content and scholarly editions. This will include working with the framework offered by the TEI guidelines and mastering the tools available for this purpose. The participants will have a chance to attend different sessions, consult with experts on their own digital projects and address the different steps of the digitisation process, including social media strategy.

The masterclass will also feature lightning talks by the experts turning the spotlight towards original fields of research in the areas of linguistics, literary studies, history and musicology.

Participation is free of charge. Accommodation will be covered for all participants, a travel subsidy (60 EUR for France, 100 EUR for other countries) is offered to all participants. Please note that participants share rooms at the Moulin d’Andé (rooms for 2 people).

Potential applicants should submit a short proposal on the conference website: https://dhmc2020.sciencesconf.org/. The application document shall contain the following 3 sections in not more than 2 pages (in English, French, or German).

1. Presentation of the candidate

Present here your educational background and experience, showing in particular your current field of expertise in the humanities and relevant digital skills. Please also indicate the working languages you can use during the master class (French, German and/or English).

2. Presentation of the digital project you want to work on during the master class

Provide an overview of the scholarly expectations of your project, the kind of sources your project is based on, their current state of digitization, what you would like to achieve for your project during the master class, as well as any information you may consider relevant for us to situate your project within the objectives of the master class.

Please provide some background as to the availability of your data (license, hosting, etc.).

3. Your personal objectives with regards to the master class

Indicate the competences, technologies or skills you would specifically expect to acquire over the course of the master class. We will use this information to finalize the training plan.

Application deadline: 2nd December 2019
Notification of acceptance: 15th January 2020

Conference website for submissions and registration: https://dhmc2020.sciencesconf.org/
Further inquiries can be made todhmc2020@sciencesconf.org

For an overview of the previous masterclasses, see https://digilex.hypotheses.org/386
2017: https://dhdhi.hypotheses.org/category/tagungen-2/dhmasterclass  (German); https://dhiha.hypotheses.org/category/colloques/dhmasterclass  (French) 

2018: https://dhdhi.hypotheses.org/category/tagungen-2/dhmasterclass2018  (German); https://dhiha.hypotheses.org/category/colloques/dhmasterclass2018  (French).

Mareike König

Mareike König ist Historikerin und arbeitet u.a. über deutsch-französische Beziehungen im 19. Jahrhundert. Sie leitet die Abteilung Digital Humanities und die Bibliothek des Deutschen Historischen Instituts Paris. Sie ist außerdem Leiterin der Redaktion des deutschsprachigen Blogportals für die Geisteswissenschaften de.hypotheses.org.

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