European Summer School in Chinese Digital Humanities

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Organizer:
Christian Henriot, Aix-Marseille University, IrAsia, ENP-China (ERC)

Co-organizers:
Hilde De Weerdt (Leiden University)
Dagmar Schäfer (Max Planck Institute, Berlin)

Call for applicants

The European Summer School in Chinese Digital Humanities, “New Foundations in Digital Chinese Studies“, sponsored by the European Association for Chinese Studies, will be held at Aix-Marseille University in Aix-en-Provence on June 20-23, 2022. It is the first initiative to address the needs as well as the potential of digital humanities in Chinese studies since the 2016-2017 summer schools at Leiden University.

Much has changed in the last few years in both resources and instruments for digital Chinese studies. The 4-day program will introduce the participants to various digital approaches in Chinese studies, including state-of-the-art reviews and hands-on sessions in using different techniques in data processing, textual, spatial, and network analysis. It will rely on cutting-edge research based on actual practice by a large and diverse group of China scholars.

The summer school is intended for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers without a prior background in the digital humanities or who want to explore new digital practices. Participants will have the opportunity to present their own research and discuss the pros and cons of engaging with different kinds of digital methods. The Summer School will conclude with a one-and-a-half-day conference by the scholars involved in the summer school, which the participants are invited to attend.

There is no registration fee. Lunch will be provided by the organizers free of charge to the participants. Travel within the European region may be reimbursed (maximum subsidies of 200 € p.p.) depending on budget availability.

How to apply

To participate, please send an application consisting of your CV in one page and a one-page document about your research interests, including a self-assessment of your digital skills (such as GIS, text analysis, etc.) and a few lines on your expectations/specific interests about digital learning. Graduate students shall require one letter of recommendation from their advisor(s). All materials shall be uploaded on the Summer School platform as a single PDF document by Sunday 20 March 2022 (all inquiries shall be addressed to enpmuc@gmail.com).