Digital Humanities & Research Software Engineering Summer School 2024


Registration is now open for the Digital Humanities & Research Software Engineering Summer School taking place between 2–5 July 2024. The Summer School is co-organised by The Centre for Data, Culture & Society, Cambridge Digital Humanities, King’s Digital Lab and The Alan Turing Institute. 

This event is aimed at those who have an interest in becoming a Research Software Engineer in the humanities, or using research software engineering practices in their current or future role. It is ideal for those who already have a few years’ experience of coding and who may be familiar with some computational methods within humanities projects. Participants may be digital humanities scholars, early career researchers, postgraduate students, data scientists in humanities-related areas, or have another similar research-related role within Higher Education or GLAM institutions. 

The Summer School combines talks and practical activities and explores how the intersection of digital humanities and software engineering is shaped across different UK institutions. 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 collaborative programming. 

You can find more information on the event and how to apply here. Applications will close on the 17th of May.