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November 14, 2012

CFP Workshop: Spring School "Digital Mnemonics in Slavonic Studies"

Deadline: November 30, 2012

Spring School by the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, and Passau: "Digital Mnemonics in Slavonic Studies"
funded by Volkswagen Foundation
March 23rd to 30th, 2013
Freising, Bavaria, Germany

Digital media is fundamentally changing the way that societies are dealing with their history and cultural memory. The Spring School "Digital Mnemonics in Slavonic Studies" wants to explore digital representations, the reprocessing of cultural memories and their mutual dynamic interdependence in East Central Europe and Russia.

We need a new method of research to address this digital shift. The School "Digital Mnemonics in Slavonic Studies" will discuss how to combine the qualitative methodologies of history, area studies, and humanities with the quantitative methods of computational linguistics and statistics, such as data mining, text analysis, web mining etc.

The Spring School will take place from March 23rd to 30th, 2013, in Freising (GER), close to Munich Airport. It brings together 15 graduate and post-graduate students at early and later stages of research on (digital) memory culture in East Central Europe and Russia. The participants will be working in research groups on specific issues based on communication genres of the World Wide Web, attend input lectures from leading experts, and critically reflect upon their own projects with them.

"Digital Mnemonics in Slavonic Studies tries" to stimulate scientific exchange and cooperation beyond disciplinary and national borders comprising technical sciences and humanities. It is carried out and supervised by Prof Alexander Etkind (University of Cambridge, UK), Dr Polly Jones (University of Oxford, UK), and Prof Dirk Uffelmann (University of Passau, GER); and generously funded by Volkswagen Foundation (http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en.html).

Deadline: Please submit your application by November 30th, 2012.

Application requirements:
- fluency in (at least) one Slavonic language
- excellent command of English
- doctoral or post-doctoral research project related to the Spring School’s area of interest
- excellent academic expertise in East Central European or Russian history, politics or culture and literary studies

Application documents:
- curriculum vitae
- letter of motivation (400-600 words)

Costs: No participation fee, free board and lodging, partial refund of travel costs up to 200€.

Please send your application via email to Mrs Monika Hilbert: hilbert@uni-passau.de (Please make sure to send a single PDF-file only!)

For further information please refer to our website http://www.phil.uni-passau.de/slavische-literaturen-und-kulturen/forschung/digital-mnemonics.html or contact Prof Dirk Uffelmann (Chair of Slavic Literatures and Cultures, University of Passau): uffelmann@uni-passau.de

Posted by jychai at November 14, 2012 10:50 AM