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Published on Friday, February 08, 2013


This first edition of the DH Summer school Switzerland will take place in Bern, 26-29 June 2013. The DH Summer school is organized in three types of modules: courses, workshops, and unconference. In addition, there will be a participant project slam, a social evening and an optional excursion. Each course is 90 minutes long and is completed by a hands-on training workshop or tutorial of 90 min. Course Lecturers are senior scholars of their respective domain. In addition to the plenary courses, the Summer School offers a selection of 90 min. workshops on various DH topics and tools. Those workshop will take place in parallel sessions.



Please visit our online Registration page.

Places are limited to 60 people. Humanities students, researchers, professors,  information professionals and any interested people  are welcome to register.


  • Registration fees for the DH Summer School are set to 200 CHF / 165 EUR per person.
  • They cover the cost of tuition (workshops, lectures), teaching materials, lunches and coffee breaks.
  • Diners and drinks are not included in the fees. Possible travel and accommodation costs will also be on your own expense.
  • As our intention is not to exclude anyone because of the fees, a few grants should be available for those with little financial means.



Six main courses will be given in plenary session:

  •     History and Futures of Digital Humanities (S. Schreibmann)
  •     Digital Textual Editing (E. Pierazzo)
  •     Literary Computing (R. Siemens)
  •     Digital Humanities and Cultural Criticism (D. Berry)
  •     Historical Data Representation and GIS (F. Kaplan)
  •     Network analysis (C. Lemercier )


The following scholars (in alphabetical order) have already confirmed their participation as lecturers to the DH Summer School Switzerland:

  • Prof. David Berry: David Berry is Senior Lecturer in Digital Media at the Swansea University. He is author of The philosophy of software and editor of the recent Understanding Digital Humanities.
  • Prof Frédéric Kaplan: Frédéric Kaplan is Professor for Digital Humanities and Director of the Digital Humanities Lab at the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne. He is author of several books on machine learning and human-machine interactions. A sample of his DH related activities is available via his course blog DH101.
  • Prof. Claire Lemercier: Claire Lemercier is Lecturer in Quantitative History and Historical Sociology at SciencePo Paris and Senior research fellow at the Centre de sociologie des organisation (CNRS).  She also runs a Workshop on Quantitative Methods in History at the EHESS and maintains the dedicated website Quanti IHMC. She is author of various books and articles on Quantitative Methods and Network Analysis.
  • Prof. Elena Pierazzo: Elena Pierazzo is Lecturer in Digital Humanities at King’s College London and program director of King’s College’s Master in Digital Humanities. She is also chair of the TEI Manuscripts special interest group.
  • Prof. Susan Schreibman: Susan Schreibman is Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities at the Trinity College Dublin. She is co-editor of Blackwell’s Companion to Digital Humanities and Companion to Digital Literary Studies, as well as founding editor of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative.
  • Prof. Ray Siemens: Ray Siemens is Research Chair in Humanities Computing and Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria (CA), as well as director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute. He is co-editor of several books about Digital Humanities, among them the Blackwell’s Companion to Digital Humanities and Companion to Digital Literary Studies.


In addition to the workshops/tutorials given by the lecturers on a topic related to their courses, the following workshops/tutorials will take place in parallel sessions:

  •     Historical Sources Criticism in the Digital Age (Pascal Föhr, Basel University)
  •     Introduction to Network Visualisation with GEPHI (Martin Grandjean, Lausanne University)
  •     Multimedia Literacies (Claire Clivaz et al., Lausanne University)
  •     Prototyping and Visualizing Virtual Places (Eric Champion, Aarhus University)
  •     TEI and Musicology (Laurent Pugin & Claudio Bacciagaluppi, Bern University)
  •     Zotero and Citation Management Softwares (Nicolas Chachereau, Lausanne University)


To give every participant the opportunity to actively contribute to the discussions and to interact with the lecturers, the two last sessions of the Summer School (Saturday 9h-12h30) will be dedicated to an unconference. In compliance with the unconference principles, session topics will be decided democratically in a plenary session on Friday 28 June.


  • Unitobler - Länggassstrasse 49a
    Berne, Switzerland (3000)


  • Wednesday, June 26, 2013


  • History and Futures of Digital Humanities, Digital Textual Editing, Literary Computing, Digital Humanities and Cultural Criticism, Historical Data Representation and GIS, Network analysis


  • Enrico Natale
    courriel : enrico [dot] natale [at] infoclio [dot] ch

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  • Ele Kraft DARIAH-EU
    courriel : dariah-info [at] dariah [dot] eu


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« Digital Humanities Summer School 2013 », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, February 08, 2013, https://calenda.org/238219

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