The CLS INFRA project, a four year funded EU project aimed to aid new approaches to studying literature in the digital age, has published the outputs from the first of its Summer Schools on DARIAH-Campus.
The Summer School, held at Univerzita Karlova (Charles University) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics in Prague, Czech Republic from 7-9 June 2022, focused on annotation and analysis of text data, introducing participants to different tools to help them in their research.
Participants were able to learn directly from leading experts in the field of computational literary studies (CLS), and used real-world examples of data, such as the Shakespeare Drama Corpus.
“We developed the Summer School with computational literary analysis in mind, but in addition to digital analytical tools, the school also included broader skills such as metadata management and statistical analysis to equip our participants with the competences to kick-start their own textual analysis projects,” says chief organiser Lisanne van Rossum.
The Summer School was organised by members of the CLS INFRA project, including local host Silvie Cinková, who co-designed the school with hybrid delivery in mind.
“Training resources provided through hybrid means can certainly present challenges to training providers, but often the online format lends itself extremely well to preservation and reuse, which is ideal for DARIAH-Campus and its users” says Vicky Garnett, DARIAH Training and Education Officer. “As partners in the CLS INFRA project, we are delighted to present its first training event on DARIAH-Campus”.
A further two Summer Schools from CLS INFRA are planned for 2023 and 2024, and will also be published for free open access on DARIAH-Campus.