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International Summer School on the ‘Visual Analysis with Digital Tools’

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International Summer School

28 July to 1 August 2014

Göttingen, Germany

The Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH) is hosting an International Summer School focusing on the ‘Visual Analysis with Digital Tools’. It will take place from 28 July to 1 August 2014 in Göttingen, Germany. There will be two separate strands:

1. Analysing Words and Networks with ConText: Information and Relation Extraction from Text Data, Network Visualisation and Analysis
The focus of this workshop is on teaching practical, hands-on skills for using text analysis methods in an informed, systematic and efficient fashion. Our goal is to equip the participants with the skills and tools needed to use the covered techniques for their own research and text data sets.

2. 3D Documentation for Cultural Heritage: Geometry Acquisition and Processing
This strand will focus on the visualisation of objects such as sculptures, plaster figurines, etc. and is aimed at students of archaeology, (art) history and related disciplines. After refreshing some basic geometric knowledge and an introduction to technical terms like ‘sampling density’, the strand will shift to practical work. The participants will be acquainted with state-of-the-art equipment and software in the 3D modeling field (Breuckmann/AICON).


Both workshops will take place in parallel, from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The afternoons will be reserved for the presentation of Digital Humanities projects and small workshops. The programme is complemented by two evening keynotes held by experts in the Visual Analytics field, Prof. Dr. Daniel Keim, Chair for Data Analysis and Visualisation at the University of Constance, and Manuel Lima, founder of

We are inviting up to 40 international participants (MA and PhD students). Up to 20 students can be registered for each one of the two strands.
Please send a covering letter indicating which strand you’re interested in,  a short CV (1 page max.), and a letter of motivation (2 pages max.) as one integral PDF file to the coordinator of the Summer School, Frank Fischer (
The deadline for applications is 30 April 2014. You will be notified on your application status until 15 May 2014.

Costs and fees:
The registration fee for accepted applicants is 80 € and includes costs for tuition (workshops + lectures) and lunches in the refectory. We provide free accommodation in near-by hostels (mostly dormitory-style) or holiday homes.
For further information, please visit the summer school website (