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Summer School “Digital tools for Humanists” 2020

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 fourth edition of the Summer School “Digital Tools for Humanists” will be held in Pisa from 8 to 12 June 2020. Deadline 11 May 2020. NEW Deadline 15 July 2020.

In-presence activities at the University of Pisa will not resume before September 1st.

The University will contact directly the enrolled students, with information about reimbursement.

The Summer School has been postponed due to COVID-19 emergency
Given the present situation in Italy and in the world, we have decided to postpone the School to the end of August. The new dates are August 24-28
The program is as published in the program page, where only one of the lecturers is not available on the new dates. We will update the program as soon as possible.
Those that have already registered for June, and will not be able to attend the School in the new dates, will be able to ask for a refund from the University of Pisa. A mail is being sent to all registered students.
We are sorry about this change, clearly due to exceptional circumstances, and nevertheless we hope to see many interested students at the end of August in Pisa.


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 topics in the edition of 2020 will include, among others, Natural Language Processing, Digital Philology, Digital Editorship. All the afternoons will be dedicated to hands-on laboratories, and 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.

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. Upon request, the University of Pisa will issue a certificate of 4 credits (ECTS, the European Credit Transfer System). It will be the responsibility of the attendees to have this certificate recognized at their own Institution.

The School is supported by CLARIN, the European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology. CLARIN makes 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 attendance fee is 250 Euros, to be paid in advance following the registration procedure. 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 is reduced to 200 Euros for members of AIUCD. If you are not already a member of AIUCD, in order to take advantage of the reduced fee it is necessary to enrol first in AIUCD before registering at the School. The number of participants at the School is limited, and registrations will be accepted until there are available seats.

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