[EADH] Call for applications: Summer School in eXist-db and XQuery for Humanists, June 15-19, 2020


When: June 15-19, 2020Where: Lyon, France (university and research system)Application deadline: February 9, 2020Acceptances sent: February 17, 2020Why this summer school?

In the last two decades, historians, archaeologists, and philologists of ancient, medieval, and early modern societies have profited from XML-technologies to encode and store their corpora and data sets. However, most of this work has occurred at the level of individual XML files, with analysis, publication, and display generated through non-XML technologies (PHP, Python, etc.), often depending on other specialist programmers. Due to a lack of training opportunities, digital humanists have not been able to leverage their XML skills into advanced query methods and applications.

This XQuery and eXist-db week-long intensive is offered to humanists from all countries who want to capitalize on their existing knowledge of XML and XPATH in order to develop their own XML databases and applications. By the end of this free, 5-day intensive course, the attendees will be able to use XQuery and eXist-db to:

query and transform large corpora and datasets:develop XML applicationspublish documents and data to the Webmake data available through APIsand communicate with system administrators about XML database and application implementation

This training is free and will be offered in English. It is open to graduates, post-Docs, professors and researchers with experience in XML, XPATH and web technologies.

Download the PDF flyer from the course Github for full course details and information on applying.

OrganizerJean-Paul Rehr, Université Lyon II/CIHAMAdvisory committeeMarjorie Burghart, CNRS/CIHAMEmmanuelle Morlock, CNRS/HiSoMATrainersMathias Göbel, Göttingen UniversityMichelle Weidling, Göttingen UniversityGuest speakersEmmanuelle Morlock, CNRS/HiSoMA, on TEIPublisher for eXist-dbNicolas Larrousse, Huma-Num, on long-term data planning and co-ordinating implementations with system administratorsPeter Stokes, École Pratique des Hautes Études/Sorbonne on IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) and XQuerySponsorsCIHAM (Centre Interuniversitaire d\’Histoire et d\’Archéologie MédiévalsHiSoMA (Histoire et Sources des Mondes Antiques)