Digital.Humanities@Oxford Summer School 2013

Contents

1. Introduction

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 and has an organisational committee representing these stakeholders.

DHOxSS 2013 will primarily be located at Wolfson College and IT Services, Banbury Road. A map of DHOxSS locations is available at: http://goo.gl/maps/qRcl0. A poster advertising the DHOxSS is also available at: http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2013/materials/DHOxSS2013.jpg if you wish to advertise it at your institution. (Other formats available upon request.) Booking for DHOxSS 2013 is now closed.

A PDF of the printed booklet given to students is available at http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2013/materials/dhoxss-booklet.pdf.

2. Programme

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.

A PDF of the printed booklet given to students is available at http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2013/materials/dhoxss-booklet.pdf.

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

(Wolfson College)
Free Time
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 Lecture Theatre)
Parallel Session 1a: Varieties of Openness, Rowan Wilson (IT Services)

(Wolfson College Lecture Theatre)

or

Parallel Session 1b: Studying People Who Can Talk Back: Social science insights into the humanities, Eric Meyer (Oxford Internet Institute)

(Wolfson College Buttery)
Parallel Session 2a: Re-imagining the First World War: How can digital humanities move us beyond the trenches?, Kate Lindsay (IT Services)

(Wolfson College Buttery)

or

Parallel Session 2b: CodeSharing: a simple API for disseminating our TEI encoding, Martin Holmes (University of Victoria)

(Wolfson College Lecture Theatre)
Parallel Session 3a: Agent-Based Computer Modelling for the Humanities, Howard Noble (IT Services) and Ken Kahn (IT Services)

(Wolfson College Buttery)

or

Parallel Session 3b: Best Practice for putting Content Online - The Digital Library Perspective, Christine Madsen and Matthew McGrattan (Bodleian Libraries)

(Wolfson College Lecture Theatre)
Closing Keynote: Digital Collections as Research Infrastructure, Lorna Hughes (National Library of Wales; Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru)

Closing

(Wolfson College Lecture Theatre)
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):
  1. Cultural Connections: exchanging knowledge and widening participation in the Humanities (Wolfson College LT Room #1)
  2. How to do Digital Humanities: Discovery, Analysis and Collaboration (Wolfson College Buttery)
  3. A Humanities Web of Data: publishing, linking and querying on the semantic web. (Wolfson College LT Room #2)
  4. An Introduction to XML and the Text Encoding Initiative (Wolfson College Lecture Theatre)
  5. An Introduction to XSLT for Digital Humanists (Wolfson College LT Room #3)
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:

  1. Cultural Connections: exchanging knowledge and widening participation in the Humanities (Radcliffe Humanities Building)
  2. How to do Digital Humanities: Discovery, Analysis and Collaboration (IT Services: Evenlode)
  3. A Humanities Web of Data: publishing, linking and querying on the semantic web. (IT Services: Windrush)
  4. An Introduction to XML and the Text Encoding Initiative (IT Services: Isis)
  5. An Introduction to XSLT for Digital Humanists (Wolfson College LT Room #3)
16:00 - 16:30 Refreshment Break (IT Services)
16:30 - 17:30 Workshops Continue
17:30 - 19:30 Free Time
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 "Scholarly Social Machines" by Professor Dave De Roure, sponsored by the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (Wolfson College Lecture Theatre) Thursday Evening Banquet (Queen's College) Friday Informal Pub Trip (depending on weather) (Victoria Arms)

3. Registration and Booking

Booking for DHOxSS is now closed. If you have any questions please contact courses@it.ox.ac.uk.

Registration and booking is currently closed.

Registration fees for the DHOxSS 2013 were:

Registration Type Fee
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!

Booking is now closed.

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.)

Booking will be subject to certain terms and conditions particularly with reference to cancelling bookings.

Booking for DHOxSS is now closed. If you have any questions please contact courses@it.ox.ac.uk.

4. Accommodation

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

St Luke's Chapel

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.

The abstracts of the accepted posters are now available.

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. The lecture is "Scholarly Social Machines" by Professor Dave De Roure. There is no additional charge for this event. More details may be found here: http://torch.ox.ac.uk/scholarly-social-machines.

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.

Queen's College: The Hall Queen's College: Fellows Garden Queen's College: Cloisters

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

Victoria Arms Pub

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.

8. Social Media and Forums

9. Sponsorship

The Digital.Humanities@Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) 2013 is open to receiving sponsorship from other institutions or commercial organizations. See our sponsorship menu or email (below) for more information.

DHOxSS is proud to have received sponsorship from:

The folks at http://www.oxygenxml.com/ produce one of the best XML editors available. We will be using it in 3 of our 5 workshops! It is the perfect tool both for beginners or XML experts.
The UCL Centre for Digital Humanities is one of the UK's leading DH centres that brings together people from a wide range of disciplines to develop research and teaching in a vibrant multidisciplinary field. It offers an excellent research-led MA/MSc in Digital Humanities.
The publishers Ashgate produce a wide range of publications including those for digital research in the arts and humanities.

10. Joining Instructions

Although this duplicates some of the above information, here are the joining instructions for the Digital.Humanities @ Oxford Summer School 2013, 8-12 July at University of Oxford.

Schedule

The confirmed programme for the week is at: http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2013/#programme There is a PDF copy of the full printed booklet that delegates will receive available at: http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2013/materials/dhoxss-booklet.pdf

There are PDF files of individualised schedules listing the lectures/events *you* registered for and a timetable available at: http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2013/schedules/youremail@here.pdf where youremail@here is the email address you registered with (all lowercase) with '.pdf' at the end of it.

So for example if courses@it.ox.ac.uk had registered we would to: http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2013/schedules/courses@it.ox.ac.uk.pdf to get our timetable.

Locations

The DHOxSS registration and morning sessions are at Wolfson College (Linton Road, Oxford, OX2 6UD) and most of the afternoon sessions at IT Services - Banbury Road (13 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN) or the nearby Radcliffe Humanities Building. There is a handy Google Map of the DHOxSS locations at http://goo.gl/maps/qRcl0 or http://tinyurl.com/dhoxss2013-map.

Travel

For information on transport to Oxford:

For travel details to Wolfson College please see: https://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/physical

For travel details to IT Services - Banbury Road please see: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/about/travel.xml

Parking

There is no parking available at any of the teaching locations. If you need parking please consult the following webpage: http://www.oxford.gov.uk/PageRender/decTS/Car_Parks_occw.htm.

Conference Registration Details

Conference Registration will take place at Wolfson College Lecture Theatre from 09:00 - 09:30am on Monday 8 July 2013. The DHOxSS 2013 will officially start at 09:30 am.

Please Note: If you need to contact us on the morning of the 8th July for any reason please telephone (+44) (0)1865 273200 option 2.

Accommodation

For those who have booked accommodation at Wolfson College please go to the Wolfson College Porter's Lodge at Wolfson College, and present yourself to the Porters. Check in time is from 2pm. The Lodge is open until 11.00pm every day, if you will arrive after this time please let the Porters know in advance by calling (+44) (0)1865 274100 and when speaking to them mention the Digital.Humanities @ Oxford Summer School.

Checking out time is 10.00am, please return your key to the Porters at the Lodge.

Luggage can be stored at Wolfson College prior to check-in and after check-out. Storage of luggage can also be organised at IT Services on the final day if required.

Emergency contact numbers

  • Police/Ambulance/Fire - 999
  • Digital Humanities administration - (+44) (0)1865 273200 option 2
  • Wolfson College Porter's Lodge - (+44) (0)1865 274100

Accessibility

If you have any accessibility requirements please let us know by emailing courses@it.ox.ac.uk

Day Time Arrangements

The morning sessions will be at Wolfson, followed by a lunch each day at Wolfson College.

The lunch will cater for vegetarians and any special dietary requirements that you mentioned when registering. The afternoon sessions will be at IT Services - Banbury Road, Radcliffe Humanities, and Wolfson depending on your workshop.

Please note: Wolfson is about a 30 minute walk from IT Services - please bring a coat/umbrella in case of rain! (Though the weather forecast at the moment is for warm weather.)

Evening Events

As mentioned above, events have been arranged for most evenings, depending on whether you have booked them or not.

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 food, 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. This will be located at St Luke's Chapel (see locations above). Unfortunately the space as limited capacity so not all delegates can attend, booking has closed.

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. The lecture is "Scholarly Social Machines" by Professor Dave De Roure. There is no additional charge for this event. More details may be found here: http://torch.ox.ac.uk/scholarly-social-machines.

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 off the High Street.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 booking for it is now closed.

Friday Evening Informal Pub Trip: There is the possibility of an informal trip to the pub meeting at Wolfson Porter's Lodge at 19:30.

Computers, Laptops, and Wifi

The majority of workshops undertaking practical computer-based course work will use individual Windows desktops in the IT Services - Banbury Road Thames Suite of lecture rooms. However, if you want to use your laptop there will be power sockets available at most teaching locations and wireless accounts will be made available with your registration packs. We cannot provide power adaptors suitable for UK power sockets.

Social Media and Forums

Certificates

Certificates of attendance for individual students will be available at Wolfson College on the morning Friday 12 July 2013.

Feedback

The DHOxSS administration will be emailing you after DHOxSS to complete a confidential feedback form. We hope you will fill this out. Informal feedback during the week is also welcome to James Cummings or your workshop organisers.

11. Contact

If you have queries of any sort please contact courses@it.ox.ac.uk.