2nd ACM Digital Humanism Summer School

Join leading experts in informatics, social sciences, and humanities to collaborate on pressing issues of digital politics, economy, and technology.


September 4th – 8th 2023

  • All day event.
  • TU Wien, Faculty of Informatics, FAV Hörsaal 1
  • 1040 Vienna, Favoritenstraße 9-11
    Ground Floor, Room HH EG 02

The 2nd ACM Digital Humanism Summer School will take place at TU Wien between September 4 and 8, 2023.

Digital Humanism is an interdisciplinary field that examines the complex interplay between technology and humankind, with the aim of creating a better society and improving our lives. It recognizes that an interdisciplinary approach is necessary, breaking down disciplinary silos and integrating humanities, social, technical, and engineering sciences.

The aim of the summer school is to provide a platform to explore and discuss key issues related to Digital Humanism. This includes topics such as participation and democracy, digital politics and sovereignty, as well as recent advancements, in particular generative AI and large language models, alongside their profound philosophical and ethical implications. Globally recognized and leading academics from computer science, social sciences, and humanities will present and discuss these topics.

The goals of the summer school are to bring together students from diverse backgrounds in terms of their areas of training, i.e. their core disciplines, their biographies, and their cultural and social background. By presenting different perspectives on the impact of digital technologies and their interplay with societal developments, we will foster interdisciplinary exchange and skill the next generation to address the topics and pressing issues of our time and the near future from a more holistic point of view. The program of the summer school therefore provides “both directions”: technical talks to highlight potential and limitations of technologies such as AI to non-technically trained participants, as well as talks from experts in the humanities and political sciences to contextualize the use of these technologies.

All courses will be taught in English. Upon successful completion of the summer school, participants will be awarded either two ECTS credit points if they actively engage in all lectures, practical components, and the group project, or three ECTS credit points if they additionally submit a final paper.

For application and detailed information on the program and speakers, visit the Digital Humanism Summer School Website.