FAQs: Speakers

This page collects some frequently asked questions (and basic information) for DHOxSS Speakers.

  • What benefits do speakers get?
    - There is no financial remuneration provided for any speaker.
    - You get the undying thanks of the DHOxSS Organisational Committee, and are thanked by name in the DHOxSS closing slides
    - a DHOxSS name badge and delegate bag and materials
    - an invitation to the DHOxSS Welcome Drinks and Poster Session
    - an invitation to a walking tour of Oxford (if they are not from Oxford)
    - an invitation to the annual TORCH DH lecture
    - lunch each day they are speaking (or workshop organisers tell DHOxSS administration they are participating in the workshop)
    - attendance at any non-workshop additional keynote or parallel lecture (if there is space, check with organisers)
    - travel expenses can be provided for those from outside Oxford (pre-agreed and with receipts)
    - accommodation can be provided for some speakers from outside Oxford
    - DHOxSS speakers can not, by default, visit other workshops that they aren't speaking on without the express permission of the workshop organiser. (If you want to, just ask the workshop organiser.)
    - DHOxSS speakers are not, by default, invited to the DHOxSS dinner. (Some may be depending on space, budget, and contribution.)
  • Will my talk be recorded?
    DHOxSS aims to record its opening and closing keynote lectures and the additional lectures. It does not record lectures given as part of a workshop.
  • What software will be available for those listening to my talk?
    If you are providing a talk as part of a workshop, your workshop organiser can arrange for reasonable software to be available on the desktop machines used by those workshops in the IT Services. Other workshops requiring students to undertake practical exercises will be using the students' own laptops and so instructions for them to install particular software must be given to the workshop organiser long before their deadline of 6 June 2016.
  • Will there be a data projector, screen, and presenter's laptop for my talk?
    Yes. Each location for morning additional lectures will have a data projector, screen, and laptop for presenter use. 
  • Can I use my own my own laptop to present?
    Yes. But do test that everything you need works, that you have any special dongles or adaptors, and that it is charged up or plugged in. If you have any special requirements, let events@it.ox.ac.uk know.
  • How long should I talk for?
    If you are giving a morning additional lecture then the timeslot is 1 hour. However, this includes questions so you may wish to aim for 45 minutes. If you are talking in a workshop, then this is up to your workshop organizer.
  • What is the level of the audience?
    DHOxSS attracts all levels of people interested in Digital Humanities. The majority of delegates tend to be doctoral students or early career researchers, however the full range from early postgraduates to full professors is represented, as well as those from outside an academic context. If you are speaking on a workshop, discuss with your workshop organiser what the delegates will have learned prior to your talk. If you are giving a keynote or additional lecture, aim for a general DH audience.
  • Do I have to book my own accommodation?
    No! If you are a speaker and DHOxSS is providing you with accommodation, we'd prefer you let the events team at IT Services, events@it.ox.ac.uk do that for you. We'll provide you single ensuite accommodation for the length of the summer school. They, or your workshop organiser, may contact you to clarify or confirm this booking. If they haven't and you have any questions email events@it.ox.ac.uk.
  • Do I have to book my own travel?
    You may book your own economy travel, this is easier in general. If you are having problems or difficulties in booking your travel please contact events@it.ox.ac.uk before doing so. Just make sure to keep receipts so that we can reimburse you for it, and inform your workshop organiser and the events@it.ox.ac.uk team of the costs as soon as you know them.
  • I have another question?!
    Please email either your workshop organiser or events@it.ox.ac.uk for any other questions.