Summer School

Pisa Lungarni

Summer School “Digital tools for Humanists” 2022

In the frame of the Summer Schools organized by the University of Pisa, under the direction of the “Laboratorio di Cultura Digitale” (Laboratory for Digital Culture, see site in Italian), the fifth edition of the Summer School “Digital Tools for Humanists” will be held in Pisa from June 7 to June 16, both in presence (COVID allowing) and online via Microsoft Teams.

The School is addressing all those interested in getting basic and working knowledge of some of the digital tools available today to scholars in many different fields of the Humanities. The edition of 2022 will focus on tools and applications dealing mostly with “texts” and on tools and applications dealing mostly with “collections of documents”, considering in any case that the boundary between these two categories is very fuzzy.

The School will maintain its character of being “practice oriented”, and all the afternoons will be dedicated to hands-on laboratories. The minimum requirement for enrolling in the School is a Bachelor degree, in any discipline. Graduate students and professionals in the Humanities, such as PhD students, librarians, teachers, researchers, archivists are the perspective participants of the School. In order to get the maximum benefit from the School, it is recommended to all attendees to bring their own Personal Computer. No specific pre-requisites are requested, except for some familiarity in the use of computers and, of course, a good interest in Digital Humanities.

As in 2021, the 2022 edition is organized over two weeks and there is the possibility of enrolling just for the first week or enrolling for the whole duration. It has to be noted that from an administrative point of view those two alternatives appear as two different Summer Schools, and therefore there are two different registration procedures.

Digital Tools for Humanists – Working with texts will be held from June 7 to June 10 (go to program). The registration fee for attending only this one-week School is 250 Euros, and the University of Pisa, upon request, will issue a certificate of 3 credits (ECTS, the European Credit Transfer System). It will be the responsibility of the attendees to have this certificate recognized at their own Institution (go to registration procedure).

Digital Tools for Humanists – Working with collections will be held from June 7 to June 16 (go to program). The registration fee for attending this two-week School is 500 Euros, and the University of Pisa, upon request, will issue a certificate of 6 credits. It will be the responsibility of the attendees to have this certificate recognized at their own Institution (go to registration procedure).

The School is supported by CLARIN-IT, the Italian node of CLARIN, the ERIC Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure, aiming to make digital language resources available to scholars, researchers, students and citizen-scientists from all disciplines, especially in the humanities and social sciences, through single sign-on access

The School is under the auspices of AIUCD, the Italian Association for Digital Humanities and Culture. In order to help the initiatives of AIUCD, the registration fee for its members is reduced to 200 Euros for the one-week School and to 450 Euros for the two-week School. If you are not already a member of AIUCD, in order to take advantage of these reduced fees, it is necessary to enroll first in AIUCD before registering at the School.
The membership fee to become a member of AIUCD in 2022 is 25 Euro (15 Euro if you are an undergraduate or graduate student) and, if you are not already a member, it may be worth enrolling now, as in addition to the reduced fee you would get all the benefits of being a AIUCD member.

For those that decide to attend the School in person, and that are not familiar with Pisa, it may be interesting to know that June 17th is the celebration of the Patron Saint of Pisa (San Ranieri) and the evening before (June 16th) the traditional “Luminaria di San Ranieri” takes place, with about 100 thousand small oil lights lit on the Lungarni, and fireworks at the end of the evening.

The number of participants at the Schools is limited, and registrations will be accepted until there are available seats.

DEADLINE: 11 April 2022 The deadline has been extended to April 30th