Summer School on Cultures of Dissent in Eastern Europe (1945-1989): Research Approaches in the Digital Humanities, 15-23 July 2019, CEU, Hungary

Central European University (CEU)


February 14, 2019

Event Date:

July 15, 2019 - July 23, 2019

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Cultures of Dissent in Eastern Europe (1945-1989): Research Approaches in the Digital Humanities

This 7-day seminar in digital humanities research methods is designed to expose a new generation of scholars in Cold War history and culture to methods of analysis and discovery involving computational techniques. Designed and run by NEP4DISSENT, COST Action 16213, the inspiration for the course is built around the transfer of knowledge from technologists and data scientists to humanists. In the course of the 7-day session the participants will have hands-on experience with the entire life cycle of a digital humanities project design, leading to a single, tangible outcome in the form of a fully searchable and interactive dataset usable for art-curatorial purposes. 

Before the session begins, we will identify three or four overlapping collections of digitized historical resources and participants will be encouraged to bring in complementary research materials. During our course, we will further process, curate, and analyze these collections, creating a dataset in the Nodegoat online research environment and a full-text corpus of a selection of the materials. From this point we will teach/demonstrate/practice the relevant visualization methods: mapping, network analysis, text analysis, possibly laying the groundwork for an interactive exhibit. Participants in the course will be able to observe and practice the whole process of data curation and analysis, but more importantly, discuss the research implications of our decisions at every stage.

Participants will be expected to have either:
a) carried out a medium- to large-scale research project on a related topic
b) have a clearly articulated interest in adding a digital component to their research design or 
c) worked extensively as an archivist or curator with materials related to this topic

Program Costs

· Tuition Fee: 400 EUR (Early Bird fee: 360 EUR)

·  Accommodation in Star Inn:

- In single room: 60 EUR/ night / person - including breakfast

- In shared double room: 35 EUR/ night / person - including breakfast

· Estimated living costs: 200 - 250 EUR

Financial Aid

The course is generously funded by CEU enabling participation at a low, subsidized tuition cost. As some applicants may have difficulty paying for tuition and/or some of the other associated costs (travel and accommodation), a limited number of tuition waivers will be offered on a competitive basis. 

Faculty and Ph.D. students are advised to approach their home departments for travel grants; researchers may have research grants available which can cover their participation; and professionals may turn to their employers to fund their training at SUN.

In case an applicant is accepted to two courses, which is possible if the two courses are not overlapping, financial aid is only available for attending one course.

How to apply

Below is the list of the documents you need to prepare or arrange for submission:

1. Completed online SUN Application Form (see notes below)

2. Full curriculum vitae or resume, including list of publications, if any
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae or resume, including a list of publications, if any.

3. Statement of Research interest

(max. 1 page)

4. Outline of a research paper/work-in-progress

(500-700 words)

For more information click ''LINK TO ORIGINAL'' below.

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December 14, 2018