DH for Hellenic Studies
Summer Institute: Digital Humanities for Hellenic Studies
July 3–7, 2023 – Athens, Greece
This workshop will give scholars the opportunity to explore digital humanities (DH) theories, methods, and techniques to advance their own research projects. Instructors from Princeton’s Center for Digital Humanities and the MSc Program in Digital Methods for the Humanities at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) will serve as instructors, providing both theoretical background as well as technical guidance for DH project design.
Applicants must propose a research problem, project, or provocation at the intersections of humanistic inquiry and digital, data-driven, or computational approaches. These approaches may include: text analysis, data curation, annotation, geo-spatial analysis or mapping, data visualization, digital exhibits, information modeling and knowledge organization, machine learning, or others.
Research topics must be related to the study of the Greek world from antiquity to the present. Scholars from any discipline are welcome to apply. No technical expertise is required. Scholars may apply as individuals or in teams.
The workshop will be designed to address the goals and interests of the participants. Activities will include readings and discussions of key debates in digital humanities, hands-on training in methods and tools, and guidance for launching, managing, and sustaining DH projects. Preparatory reading and familiarization with certain tools will be required of participants before the workshop. In addition to making progress on a research project, participants will learn about the dynamic field of Digital Humanities in Greece, and meet some of the leaders in digital studies at Greek academic and cultural heritage institutions.
The following material should be combined into a single file and uploaded to the application form, which can be found here.
● a 1-page (500 words) statement of your research project and goals for this workshop. Please specify any experience with digital or computational methods, tools, or programming languages. If you have data, please describe the format it is in (spreadsheet, database, etc.) and approximately how many items it contains;
● a CV;
● for applicants who are graduate students, contact information for a faculty advisor who may be contacted as a reference (no letter of recommendation is required with the initial application).
Application Deadline: April 5, 2023 (5 pm EDT).
Questions? For questions about projects and proposals, please contact Natalia Ermolaev, Executive Director of the CDH. For questions about program logistics and eligibility, please contact Chris Twiname, administrative coordinator at the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies.
Applicants will be notified of their selection by April 17. The selection committee includes the faculty coordinators from AUEB and Princeton, as well as representatives from the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies and the UNESCO Chair on Digital Methods for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Current Princeton graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the humanities, as well graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the humanities currently enrolled at universities in Greece, are invited to apply.
All participants attend this workshop tuition-free.
Selected Princeton affiliates, as well as those from Greek universities who do not reside in Athens, will have the chance to apply for funding to cover all or part of their travel and accommodation expenses. The funding application will comprise a short budget estimate and a statement as to whether the applicant plans to combine this workshop with other activities, as the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies will only cover expenses related to the workshop. Selected participants will be given instructions on how to apply for funding when they are notified of their selection.
This program is a collaboration between the UNESCO Chair for Digital Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences at AUEB, the MSc Program in Digital Methods for the Humanities at AUEB, the Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton University, the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University, and the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH-EU).