Call for Participation: Summer Training School in Digital History, Budapest 2019

Posted by: DIGHUMLAB , February 13, 2019

7-day seminar: Cultures of Dissent in Eastern Europe (1945-1989)

The Summer Training School in Digital History: Cultures of Dissent in Eastern Europe (1945-1989) is a 7-day seminar in digital humanities research methods. The course is designed to expose a new generation of scholars in Cold War history and culture to methods of analysis and discovery involving computational techniques.

The seminar takes place on July 15-23, 2019 at Central European University, Budapest. The application deadline is February 14, 2019. You can apply here. NB! Bursaries are available.


The seminar is designed and run by NEP4DISSENT (New Exploratory Phase in Research on East European Cultures of Dissent), COST Action 16213, and is built around the transfer of knowledge from technologists and data scientists to humanists.

Key takeaways

In the course of the 7-day session, the participants will have hands-on experience with the entire life cycle of a digital humanities project design, leading to a single, tangible outcome in the form of a fully searchable and interactive dataset usable for art-curatorial purposes.


No prior knowledge of any computational methods or even data-driven approaches to research are expected from the participants. However, the organisers will be targeting scholars, librarians/archivists, and art and cultural heritage curators, who can bring first-hand knowledge of the main research area.

Further details and application form available here.