DH Training Workshop: Digital Methods for Linguistic Investigation

fubThe DH Training Workshop: Digital Methods for Linguistic Investigation will take place November 13-15, 2019 at Freie Universität Berlin.

The event is organized by Simona Olivieri, Humboldt Research Fellow at Seminar für Semitistik und Arabistik, Freie Universität Berlin, with the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

The workshop will bring together 20 trainees together with experts to share experiences, methods and techniques for the creation, management and use of linguistic data.
Our aim is to present a sketch of different methodologies for the digital treatment of languages and linguistic information, and to give an overall view of the benefits of applying digital methods to investigate humanities research questions.

Ideal trainees will be students, PhD students and postdocs from linguistic disciplines interested in digital treatment of languages, e-lexicography and creation of digital resources.

The training will focus on standards-compliant representations of texts in digital form, and sessions will be organized in hands-on slots on data modeling and managing.

Main instructors will be Laurent Romary (Directeur de Recherche, Inria, Team ALMAnaCH, France), Toma Tasovac, (Director of the Belgrade Center for Digital Humanities (BCDH)/Director of DARIAH-EU), and Giuliano Lancioni (Roma Tre University).
The workshop will also feature public lectures to present Digital Humanities projects on Arabic and Syriac. Keynote lectures will be given by Simona Olivieri (FU Berlin) and Giuliano Lancioni (Roma Tre University), Karlheinz Mörth (Director of the Austrian Center for Digital Humanities – Austrian Academy of Sciences), and George Kiraz (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton / Beth Mardutho).

Applicants should submit their bio and a short proposal presenting their background and interest in the field. The description of a concrete project involving linguistic data that they
would like to work on during the training sessions will also be considered in the selection.

All documents should be sent as a single PDF-file attachment labelled as “Last Name_DHWorkshopFU.pdf” to Dr. Simona Olivieri by July 15, 2019.
Attendees will be required to bring their laptops and sample data to the training sessions, so to be able to work on the application of the methodologies presented by the instructors.

Participation is free of charge.


Important dates:


May 15, 2019 First call for participation
June 24, 2019 Second call for participation
July 15, 2019 Deadline call for participation
July 28, 2019 Notification of acceptance
November 13-15, 2019 Workshop dates
Further inquiries can be sent to
Read more at FUB website: https://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/en/e/semiarab/semitistik/termine/Digital-Methods-for-Linguistic-Investigation.html