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DHOx2021 Online Event marks 10th anniversary of Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

Online event will give participants the opportunity to engage with Digital Humanities experts on a stimulating range of topics.

Collection of screenshots of the lectures at DHOx2020 event

Screenshots of strand presentations at the DHOx2020 online event

In 2021 we will once again be holding the Digital Humanities at Oxford event online, giving participants the opportunity to engage with Digital Humanities experts on a stimulating range of topics.

The Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School online event 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. The DHOx2021 online event is run by the Humanities division and Oxford e-Research Centre.

The event will take place on Zoom from 12-15 July, with morning lectures and optional afternoon interactive sessions over the first three days. On Thursday 15 July we have a special programme of 10th Anniversary keynotes from experts in Digital Humanities participants will be able to attend the morning talks, as an afternoon session in a smaller group. Registration will start at the beginning of May.

Each morning there will be a general Introduction to Digital Humanities talk from DHOxSS Directors Professor of e-Research David De Roure and Dr Megan Gooch, Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship, University of Oxford, followed by lectures from the expert convenors of our Summer School strands:

  • Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative – Huw Jones (University of Cambridge)
  • From Text to Tech – Dr Mariona Coll Ardanuy, Dr Kaspar Beelen and Dr Federico Nanni (Alan Turing Institute)
  • Linked Data for Digital Humanities – Dr Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller (Australian National University)
  • Digital Musicology – Dr Kevin Page (University of Oxford)
  • When Archives Become Digital – Dr Andrew Cusworth (University of Oxford)
  • Digital Cultural Heritage – Dr Lia Costiner (University of Oxford)
  • Humanities Data – Rowan Wilson (University of Oxford)
  • Applied Data Analysis – Dr Matteo Romanello (EPFL) and Dr Giovanni Colavizza (University of Amsterdam)
  • Crowdsourced Research in the Humanities – Dr Sam Blickhan (The Zooniverse)

Afternoon sessions will offer interactive workshop style teaching to smaller groups, giving participants the opportunity to ask questions of the convenors and meet other participants, and giving the opportunity for participants to get involved in hands-on tasks and learn how to apply DH principles to their own research or projects. Sessions offered are:

  • Introduction to Digital Humanities
  • Intro to the Text Encoding Initiative
  • Linked Data
  • From Text to Tech
  • Crowdsourced Research in the Humanities
  • Humanities Data
  • Digital Cultural Heritage
  • When archives become digital

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Read about our 2020 digital event

Last year’s online event brought together 260 participants from every continent and every time zone

Feedback from participants included:

“This online event was indeed a great opportunity for me to learn from the best researchers in the field. I also really appreciated the special attention I received during the workshop”

“I have too many positive things to say, but I'll summarise in two words: ENRICHING EXPERIENCE."

“It was a good value for money course to quench one's thirst for DH”

“Thank You so much for organising such an interesting online event, learned so much from it.”

“Great three days of informative and interesting lectures!”

“Thank you for the great event and the flawless organisation of the online version of the Summerschool! The resources, links and discussion boards of the Canvas page are really much appreciated!”

“It was excellent – interesting, informative and also very well organised!”

Read our report on last year’s digital event