Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOXSS)

University of Oxford, 3-7 July 2017

The annual Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, which takes place this year at St Anne’s College, offers training to anyone with an interest in the Digital Humanities, including academics at all career stages, students, project managers, and people who work in IT, libraries, and cultural heritage.

A small number of bursaries are available  – closing date for applications is Friday 31st March.

Eight parallel strands

  1. An introduction to Digital Humanities -€“ Expert insights into our digital landscape
  2. An introduction to the Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative -€“ Markup for textual research
  3. Data Science for the Humanities -€“ Exploring Machine Learning
  4. Digital Musicology -€“ Applied computational and informatics methods for enhancing musicology
  5. From Text to Tech -€“ Corpus and computational linguistics for powerful text processing in the Humanities
  6. Humanities Data: a Hands-on Approach -€“ Making the most of messy data
  7. Linked Data for Digital Humanities -€“ Publishing, querying, and linking on the Semantic Web
  8. Social Humanities: Citizens at Scale in the Digital World -€“ Social media, citizen science, and social machines

Practical details

Morning lecture/masterclass topics include using face and pattern recognition on photo archives, computer vision and machine learning for image collections, researching and teaching the legislative history of formal negotiations, creative computing and experimental humanities (Ada Lovelace), and Wikipedia’€™s sister projects as platforms for Digital Humanities.

There will also be optional evening events (some at additional cost), including a guided tour of Oxford, an evening drinks and poster session at the Weston Library, the TORCH lecture, and an evening at Exeter College. Participants are invited to submit posters for the welcome reception at the Weston Library by Wednesday 19th April.

For details of how to register and other practical information, visit the DHOXSS website.