History and its sources – after the digital turn

GRAINES Summer School 2017
5 - 8 September 2017
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When: From Tue, 5 September, 6pm to Fri, 8 September 2017, 2pm

Where: University of Basel

Organized by the Basel Graduate School of History and the GRAINES network

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Network for European Studies (GRAINES) is now inviting applications for its upcoming Summer School “History and its sources – after the digital turn”. The event will be of particular interest to PhD students who are looking to explore the implications of digital history – qualitative and quantitative – for their own projects. The programme will provide opportunities to present and discuss research projects which involve source criticism after the digital turn, i.e. digital approaches to collecting sources and the application of digital technology to analyse these. Further topics of discussion will include qualitative or critical approaches examining the relationship between quantification and the digital turn, such as the history of statistics. 

There will be four main thematic sessions addressing various fields of digital history, including databases as a tool for collecting and analysing sources; computational text analysis; geographical information systems (GIS); and approaches to quantitative and statistical history. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the relevance of digital approaches for their own research, and propose topics for discussion groups. 

The GRAINES Summer School particularly invites projects in the fields of European History and Global History from the Middle Ages to the present. 

The participation fee of € 200 also covers board and accommodation.

Please note applications should be submitted by 31 May 2017 via bgsh.geschichte.unibas.ch/registration

The number of participants is limited.  In justified cases, applicants can apply to be exempted from the participation fee.

For questions, please contact Dr. Roberto Sala, the coordinator of the Basel Graduate School of History, at roberto.sala@unibas.ch