Joining Instructions



There is a a Google Map for DHOxSS 2016 at or which notes the locations of each of the venues as well as the bus and train station. 

Please note: IT Services and OeRC are about a 15 minute walk from St Hugh’s College. The Weston Library is about 15 -20 minute walk away from these sites - please bring a coat/umbrella in case of rain!

By car –

There is no parking available at St Hugh's College nor any of the teaching locations (except for disabled access).

If you need parking please consult the following webpage:

By coach –

Frequent 24-hour direct services connect Oxford with London (at peak times every 10-20 minutes).

The X90 service includes Victoria Coach Station, Grosvenor Gardens, Marble Arch, Baker Street/Gloucester Place and Hillingdon (tel: +44 (0)1865 785410).

The Oxford Tube coach service includes Grosvenor Gardens, Marble Arch, Notting Hill Gate, Shepherd’s Bush and Hillingdon (tel: +44 (0)1865 772250).

For information on coaches to other major cities and airports, contact National Express (tel: +44 (0)8717 818178).

Coaches arrive at Gloucester Green Coach Station in the City Centre.

By Train –

A direct service operates between Oxford and London Paddington (approximately every 30 minutes taking over an hour), and between Oxford and Birmingham New Street. Other services operate from the north via Birmingham New Street; from the south via Reading; and from the west via Didcot or Reading. For information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).

From London Airports -

London Heathrow and Gatwick airports are linked to Oxford by The Airline coach service, which operates a frequent direct service 24 hours a day (tel: +44 (0)1865 785400).

London Stansted Airport is linked to Oxford by the National Express 757 coach service, running every two hours (tel: +44 (0)8705 747777).


Some taxi companies offer a bespoke airport pick-up service. There is a taxi rank at Gloucester Green Bus station, the Oxford rail station, and other places in Oxford city centre.

More Information

More information about Oxford and the surrounding area can be found on the tourism website.


There is a a Google Map at which notes the locations of each of the venues as well as the bus and train station. 


You are responsible for booking your own accommodation. A limited amount of accommodation will be available at St Hugh's College (£96.00 per night bed & breakfast) and St Anne's College (£75.00 per night bed & breakfast). If available these will be able to be reserved when booking for DHOxSS.

A range of bed and breakfast, guest house and hotel accommodation is available in Oxford. Sources for accommodation information in Oxford include Oxford Rooms and DailyInfo.

Delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation. The DHOxSS Events Team are not able to help with this.


Registration at St Hugh's College (and elsewhere)

Conference Registration will take place at St Hugh's College between 8:15 - 9:15am on Monday 4 July 2016. This will be in the Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building which is accessible off Winchester Road, just north of Canterbury Road.

Note: For those who can not make it to this registration, there will be additional registration desks at your Workshop Venues.

The DHOxSS 2016 conference will officially start at 9:15 am with the opening keynote at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. 

Please note: If you need to contact us on the morning of the 4th July for any reason, please telephone (+44) (0)1865 273200 option 2.

Getting to St Hugh's College

Address: St Hugh's College, St Margaret's Road, Oxford OX2 6LE

Walking -

The college is about a 30-35 minute gentle walk from Oxford railway station and a 20-25 minute gentle walk from the coach station or the city centre.

Bus -

From the city centre to St Hugh's College by bus there are several options including the Park and Ride (300) heading towards Pear Tree Park and Ride, the number 6 bus also runs between Magdalen Street and up Woodstock Rd.

From the coach station there are some buses directly to Woodstock Road, for example S3 or S2, or you can walk (4 minutes) to the city centre

From the railway station you will need to get a bus (the 500 goes up Banbury Road) or walk from the station to the city centre and then take another bus from the city centre.

Taxi -

Taxi ranks are located at Oxford Railway Station, Gloucester Green Coach Station and St Giles in the City Centre.

Car -

Unfortunately there is no parking available at the College (or any of the other teaching locations), however the Pear Tree and Water Eaton park and rides are very convenient. If you need parking please consult the following webpage:

Further Information

Further information about travelling to St Hugh's at:


Daytime Arrangements

Keynote and Additional Lectures

Each morning starts with a lecture: at either St Hugh’s College or St Anthony’s College (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) or the Natural History Museum (Monday and Friday plenaries).

Directions to St Antony’s College can be found here:

  • Lecture 1a: ViTA: Visualization for Text Alignment - St Hugh’s College (Lecture Theatre)
  • Lecture 1b: Big Data and the Humanities - St Antony’s College (Nissan Lecture Theatre)
  • Lecture 1c:  Hidden Museum: Connecting Collections in Context - St Hugh’s (Ho Tim Seminar Room)
  • Lecture 2a: Imaging Beyond the Institution: How DIY Digitization Impacts Research-  St Hugh’s College (Lecture Theatre)
  • Lecture 2b: Linked Data and Leitmotifs – Digitally Researching the Reception of Richard Wagner’s Music-Dramas- St Antony’s College (Nissan Lecture Theatre)
  • Lecture 2c: Graphic Motifs as an Aid to Handwritten Archive Transcription and Searching- St Hugh’s (Ho Tim Seminar Room)


  • Lecture 3a: An Evidence-based Assessment and Visualization of the Distribution, Sale, and Reception of Books in the Renaissance- St Hugh’s (Ho Tim Seminar Room)
  • Lecture 3b: Building and Analyzing a Semantic Network-  St Hugh’s College (Lecture Theatre)
  • Lecture 3c: Crowdsourcing for GLAM and Research Projects- St Antony’s College (Nissan Lecture Theatre)

The Natural History Museum is roughly a 15 minute walk from St Hugh’s College, and about a 5-10 minute walk from IT Services and OeRC. Morning break -

After the morning lecture you will go to your workshop venue for your refreshment break. A guide will take you to your venue. Please note: Some of the venues are 15-30 minute walk away - please bring a coat/umbrella in case of rain!

Workshop Locations - 


▶ An Introduction to Digital Humanities Venue: St Hugh's College, Lecture Theatre
▶ An Introduction to the Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative Venue: St Hugh's College, Ho Tim Seminar Room 
▶ Analysing Humanities Data   Venue: St Hugh's College, Winston C S Wong Seminar Room
▶ Digital Musicology   Venue: Oxford e-Research Centre, Conference Room  
▶ From Text to Tech    Venue: IT Services, Isis Room
▶ Humanities Data: A Hands-On Approach   Venue: IT Services, Evenlode Room 
▶ Linked Data for Digital Humanities   Venue: IT Services, Windrush Room
▶ Social Humanities: Citizens at Scale in the Digital World   Venue: St Hugh's College, Louey Seminar Room 


Morning Break - 

Morning breaks will be at three venues.  Your break will be at the venue where your workshop is being held. Please leave the morning lecture and go to your workshop venue for your refreshment break. The venues are:

St Hugh's College (St Margaret's Road, OX2 6LE)


Oxford e-Research Centre (7 Keble Road, OX1 3QG) – see


IT Services, Banbury Road (13 Banbury Road, OX2 6NN) – see


Lunch Locations - 

The lunch will cater for vegetarians and any special dietary requirements that you mentioned when you registered. If you requested a special meal, identify yourself to the catering staff at lunchtime. Lunch is at two venues, depending on your workshop.  Please read the list below, especially if your workshop is at IT Services and OeRC.

Afternoon break -

These will be at your workshop venue.

Evening Events

Events have been arranged for most evenings: these were all bookable at registration (except Friday) and are now FULLY BOOKED.

Monday 4 July - Welcome Drinks and Poster Session

Venue:    Natural History Museum  
Times:     19:00 - 21:00
Charge:   Free to attend, but booking required.

This reception gives you a chance to meet and talk to the other delegates and speakers. This reception includes drinks and nibbles, but not a full evening meal.

At this event there will be a peer-reviewed poster session.

Tuesday 5 July - TORCH Digital Humanities Lecture

Venue:    St Luke’s Chapel, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, OX2 6GG
Charge:   Free to attend, but booking required.
Times:     18:00 - 19:30

The annual TORCH Digital Humanities lecture is an invited lecture run by the The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities to which DHOxSS delegates are invited. This event is free but should have been booked when registering for DHOxSS to ensure a place.

This year's speaker is  Brent Seales (Professor of Computer Science, University of Kentucky), the talk is titled "Digital Unwrapping:  Homer, Herculaneum, and the Scroll from Ein Gedi".

Wednesday 6 July – Guided Walking Tour of Oxford

Venue:    Central Oxford (Martyrs’ Memorial, Magdalen Street East)
Times:     18:30 - 19:30
Charge:   Free to attend, but booking required when registering for DHOxSS.

The guide will take you through the heart of the historic city centre illustrating the history of Oxford and its University and describing the architecture and traditions of its most famous buildings and institutions.

Thursday 7 July - DHOxSS Dinner, Exeter College

Venue:    Exeter College
Times:     19:00 (Pre-dinner drinks), 20:00 (3 course dinner , to finish before 22:30)
Charge:   £57.50 in addition to the registration fee, booking required.
Dress Code: No specific dress code but delegates may choose to dress up, but it is not required.

Friday 8 July - Informal Pub Trip

Venue:    Royal Oak, Woodstock Road
Times:     17:40 onwards
Charge:   Payment for any food or drink consumed.

Just after DHOxSS has ended some speakers and delegates of DHOxSS 2016 will be attending a nearby pub. This is an informal event with no specific organisation by DHOxSS.



If you have any accessibility requirements please let us know by emailing

Computers, Laptops, and Wifi

The following workshops require that delegates bring their own laptops for the practical hands-on element of the workshops:

▶ An Introduction to the Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative Venue: St Hugh's College, Ho Tim Seminar Room 
▶ Analysing Humanities Data   Venue: St Hugh's College, Winston C S Wong Seminar Room
▶ Social Humanities: Citizens at Scale in the Digital World   Venue: St Hugh's College, Louey Seminar Room 

For all other workshops, laptops are not required as computers will be provided with pre-installed software. The exception to this is the An Introduction to Digital Humanities workshop which is lecture based and does not require computers at all.

All delegates can, of course, bring their own laptops for email and web access, etc. while they are at DHOxSS. Most of the venues have eduroam wifi access and otherwise wifi credentials will be provided on the back of your delegate badge.

Note: We cannot guarantee convenient access to mains power in all of the venues.


Certificates of attendance for individual students will be available at St Hugh’s College on the morning Friday 8 July 2016; please make sure you collect yours. If you unable to collect yours for some reason, please give a postal address to send it to.


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, Pip Willcox or your workshop organisers.

Contact Details

General questions:

Emergency contact numbers

  • Police/Ambulance/Fire - 999
  • Digital Humanities administration (Events Team) - (+44) (0)1865 273200 option 2
  • St Hugh's Porter's Lodge -  +44 (0)1865 274900

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