Digital.Humanities@Oxford Summer School 2013
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Programme
- 3. Registration and Booking
- 4. Accommodation
- 5. Peer-Reviewed Poster Session
- 6. Receptions, Events, and Banquet
- 7. Oxford DPhil or Early Career Bursaries
- 8. Social Media
- 9. Sponsorship
- 10. Contact
The Digital.Humanities@Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) is an annual training event taking place this year on 8 - 12 July 2013 at the University of Oxford for researchers, project managers, research assistants, and students of Digital Humanities. DHOxSS delegates are introduced to a range of topics including the creation, management, analysis, modelling, visualization, or publication of digital data for the humanities. Each delegate follows one of our 5-day workshops and supplements this with guest lectures by experts in their fields.
DHOxSS is a collaboration for Digital.Humanities@Oxford between the University of Oxford's IT Services, the Oxford e-Research Centre (OeRC), the Bodleian Libraries, and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities. DHOxSS 2013 is directed by Dr James Cummings.
The programme is mostly set and displayed in the table below. We have workshops on: knowledge exchange, introduction to Digital Humanities, linked data, TEI XML, and XSLT. We have a variety of keynote and parallel lectures each morning. And there will be various evening events including an academic peer-reviewed poster reception giving you a chance to showcase your work.
|Time||Monday 8 July 2013||Tuesday 9 July 2013||Wednesday 10 July 2013||Thursday 11 July 2013||Friday 12 July 2013|
|09:00 - 09:30||Registration
|09:30 - 10:30||Welcome
Opening Keynote: What is the Value of the Digital Humanities? , Michael Pidd (Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield) (Wolfson College)
|Parallel Session 1a: Varieties of Openness, Rowan Wilson (IT Services)
Parallel Session 1b: Studying People Who Can Talk Back: Social science insights into the humanities, Eric Meyer (Oxford Internet Institute) (Wolfson College)
|Parallel Session 2a: Re-imagining the First World War: How can digital humanities
us beyond the trenches?, Kate Lindsay (IT Services)
Parallel Session 2b: CodeSharing: a simple API for disseminating our TEI encoding, Martin Holmes (University of Victoria) (Wolfson College)
|Parallel Session 3a: Agent-Based Computer Modelling for the Humanities, Howard Noble (IT Services) and Ken Kahn (IT Services)
Parallel Session 3b: Best Practice for putting Content Online - The Digital Library Perspective, Neil Jefferies (Bodleian Libraries) and Christine Madsen (Bodleian Libraries) (Wolfson College)
|Closing Keynote: Digital Collections as Research Infrastructure, Lorna Hughes (National Library of Wales; Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru)
Closing (Wolfson College)
|10:30 - 11:00||Refreshment Break (Wolfson College)|
|11:00 - 12:30||Workshops:
Students may attend only one of the five-day workshops all week (no switching between workshops, so choose carefully):
|12:30 - 13:30||Lunch (Wolfson College)|
|13:30 - 14:00||Travel time to IT Services or Radcliffe Humanities Building|
|14:00 - 16:00||Workshops Continue (IT Services or Radcliffe Humanities Building)|
|16:00 - 16:30||Refreshment Break (IT Services)|
|16:30 - 17:30||Workshops Continue (IT Services or Radcliffe Humanities Building)|
|17:30 - 19:30||Free Time|
|17:30 - 19:30||Monday Evening Welcome Drinks Reception (Wolfson College)||Tuesday Evening Poster Reception sponsored by the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (Radcliffe Humanities)||Wednesday Evening Public Lecture sponsored by the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (location to be confirmed)||Thursday Evening Banquet (Queen's College)||Friday Informal Pub Trip (depending on weather) (Victoria Arms)|
3. Registration and Booking
Registration and booking has now opened! Please read the information below carefully before registering for the DHOxSS.
Registration fees for the DHOxSS 2013 will be:
|Student: You are enrolled as a (full-time or part-time) student||475 pounds|
|Academic: You work for a higher education institution in any capacity including as a lecturer, researcher, or project manager||575 pounds|
|Commercial: You work for a commercial organisation||675 pounds|
which are identical to the DHOxSS 2012 rates!
Payment will usually be made on our DHOxSS online booking system by credit or debit card. Booking will be subject to certain terms and conditions. You may register for up to 5 additional delegates by clicking on the 'add delegate' button on the booking summary page before adding to your basket.
Please note before booking: The booking process assumes that you:
- know which workshop you wish to attend
- know which parallel sessions for each day of the week you'd prefer
- know which of the evening events you wish to attend
- know whether you need accommodation and for which nights
- know if you have any special dietary or accessibility needs
- are paying by credit card. (If you are not, please contact the Courses office for special instructions before booking.)
Please make sure you know these things before going to the DHOxSS booking website. Booking has now opened, please book using our DHOxSS online booking system. Ensure that you know the answers to the questions above and are paying by credit card or have contacted the Courses office.
Bed and breakfast accommodation is available at Wolfson College in comfortable single en-suite rooms and will cost 65 pounds per night. You are able to book accommodation at Wolfson College when registering for DHOxSS and this is the recommended method. Accommodation at Wolfson College, if required, must be booked at least 7 working days before the start of the event. There is a map of Wolfson College and information for guests available.
If you wish to stay elsewhere you are responsible for booking your own accommodation. Other sources for accommodation information in Oxford include Oxford Rooms and DailyInfo. If you want to stay at Wolfson College beyond the dates of DHOxSS 2013 you will also need to liaise directly with them and use their online booking system for those extra dates. You may add the 'DHOxSS' promotional code to receive the discount. If you are only staying during DHOxSS 2013 then please book your accommodation as part of the summer school booking process.
5. Peer-Reviewed Poster Session
On the evening of Tuesday 9 July 2013, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities will be sponsoring a poster reception at St Luke's Chapel where speakers and delegates can display academic posters describing their Digital Humanities work or projects. This may help delegates be eligible for funding from their local institution to attend the summer school.
Submissions to participate in this poster session are now closed, all submissions have been peer-reviewed by the DHOxSS Organisational Committee, and accepted poster presenters have been notified. If your poster was accepted you are responsible for producing and printing your own poster (maximum size A0) and registering for the summer school. All delegates are encouraged to attend even if not submitting posters and there is no additional charge for this reception.
The application process to present at the poster session is now closed for this year.
6. Receptions, Events, and Banquet
Monday Evening Welcome Reception
On the evening of Monday 8 July 2013, there will be a DHOxSS welcome reception at Wolfson College giving you a chance to meet and talk to the other students and speakers. This reception includes drinks and nibbles, and there is no additional charge for attending.
Tuesday Evening Poster Reception
On the evening of Tuesday 9 July 2013, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities will be sponsoring a poster reception where speakers and delegates can display academic posters describing their Digital Humanities work or projects. See above for more information about the poster session.
Wednesday Evening Public Lecture
The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities will also be sponsoring a public lecture on Wednesday 10 July to which delegates from DHOxSS 2013 will be welcome. Details of this will be posted as soon as they are available. There is no additional charge for this event.
Thursday Evening Banquet
There will be a DHOxSS 2013 banquet on the evening of Thursday 11 July which will take place at Queen's College.
The banquet is three courses and includes a welcoming drinks reception and wine with the meal. The price of the banquet is not included in the registration fee and if you choose to attend it will cost of 52.50 pounds extra (to be paid for at time of booking). Delegates get a slightly discounted rate, if you wish to bring a guest with you who is not registered on the summer school this will cost an extra 65 pounds per guest.
Friday Evening Informal Pub Trip
On the Friday evening just after DHOxSS has ended some organisers and delegates of DHOxSS 2013 will be walking from Wolfson College lodge to the nearby Victoria Arms public house. Plans may change depending on the weather. You will have to pay for any food or drink you consume.
The menus for the Victoria Arms are available online. They describe the pub as: "The Victoria Arms sits on the banks of The Cherwell River, just a short way from the dreaming spires of Oxford city centre, but you could be in the depths of the countryside. With large sweeping gardens down to the river we are a perfect spot in the summer, whether you walk, drive or come by river on a punt." We will be intending to walk, though there are two routes there, by street or by riverside footpath (depending on how adventurous you are).
7. Oxford DPhil or Early Career Bursaries
Up to ten bursaries are available for current University of Oxford Humanities DPhil students or early career researchers. Early career is defined as up to five years post-thesis (or equivalent) and currently employed in the Humanities at University of Oxford.
For more information about applying for the bursaries please see: http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2013/bursaries.html.
The bursary applications are closed for this year.
The Digital.Humanities@Oxford Summer School 2013 is open to receiving sponsorship from other institutions or commercial organizations. See our sponsorship menu or email (below) for more information.
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