Applications are now open for the Digital Humanities & Research Software Engineering Summer School 2024
Closing date: 17 May 2024
Applicant Information Session: Thursday 9 May

Since 2021 a partnership of UK institutions has been involved in the creation and delivery of a summer school aimed at researchers in the digital humanities who intend to professionalise their software engineering skills. This year’s DH & RSE Summer School, which takes place at the Edinburgh Futures Institute from 2-5 July 2024, combines talks and practical activities and will explore how the intersection of digital humanities and software engineering is shaped across different UK institutions. The closing date for applications is 17 May 2024.

Participants will have an opportunity to gain an invaluable insight into the roles and practices of Research Software Engineering in Digital Humanities research. Each day one of the partner institutions will take the lead in showcasing the practicalities of working in the field. Mornings will start with a series of presentations on matters ranging from careers in RSE to project life cycles. The afternoon sessions will consist of hands-on activities spanning topics such as effective data visualisation to sustainable coding and peer programming.

The Summer School is hosted by Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture & Society (Lucia Michielin) and co-organised by Cambridge Digital Humanities (Mary Chester-KadwellJonathan Blaney), King’s Digital Lab (Neil Jakeman), and The Alan Turing Institute (Federico Nanni). It is supported by the Data/Culture Project (AHRC Grant Ref: AH/Y00745X/1) and the Society of Research Software Engineering.

Thanks to the support of The Alan Turing Institute and The Society of Research Software Engineering we will be able to provide a limited number of bursaries to cover costs towards travel and accommodations.

“Join us to benefit from learning about techniques to apply in contemporary collaborative research – and network with like-minded individuals working at inter-disciplinary boundaries.”
— Mary Chester-Kadwell, Lead Research Software Engineer

Thinking of applying to the DH & RSE Summer School? Do you wish to find out more about the application process or what you’ll learn? Perhaps you are wondering if you have the right background? Join members of the teaching team for a short introduction and Q&A about this year’s Summer School at the applicant information session on Thursday 9 May, 9:30-10:15.

Sign up for the information session here

For more information, and to apply, please visit:

  • Posted 18 Apr 2024

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