Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School



Event type: Conference / Lecture / Workshop


Registration for the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School is now open!


Do you work in the humanities or support people who do? Are you interested in how digital techniques can help enhance your research?

"The lecturers were true experts, excellent speakers and delightfully enthusiastic about their subjects." DHOxSS 2016 participant

The annual Digital Humanities at Oxford (DHOxSS) summer school runs this year from 3rd-7th July at various central Oxford venues, including St. Anne’s College, the Oxford e-Research Centre and IT Services. It offers training to anyone with an interests in the Digital Humanities, including academics at all career stages, students, project managers, and people who work in IT, libraries and cultural heritage.

Early bird prices are available until 30th April; registration will close at midnight on 18th June. Group discounts are available for groups of 10+, along with discounts for students.

Participants follow one of eight parallel workshop strands throughout the week, supplementing their training with expert guest lectures and masterclasses. Workshop spaces are limited and can get booked up, so early registration is advised to secure your first choice.

Workshop strands for 2017 are:

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


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.

We are pleased to offer a small number of bursaries for attendance to students and early-career researchers. The aim is for participants to attend the Summer School and then disseminate what they have learnt to others in the field. Bursary applications should be submitted by noon on Friday 31st March.

We look forward to seeing you there,

Directors of DHOxSS,
James Cummings, David De Roure, Pip Willcox