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Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2018: Bursaries Available

We are delighted to announce that the bursary application process for the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) 2018 is now open.

The Summer School runs this year from 2–6 July at Keble College, Oxford. It offers training to anyone with an interest in the Digital Humanities and related fields, including academics at all career stages, students, project managers, and people who work in IT, libraries, cultural heritage, publishing and other industries.

Join this internationally-renowned Summer School for knowledge, tools and perspectives that will be useful in your current studies or research and future projects. Participants have called it ‘one of the most rewarding experiences in my academic career’, ‘a truly informative and enjoyable introduction to this ever-growing discipline’ and ‘provided me with invaluable tools and connections’.

A small number of bursaries are available to students and early career researchers to cover the cost of registration.  Please note the application process is extremely competitive. If you wish to apply for a bursary please do so prior to registration. You can find out more and apply here (deadline Tuesday 3 April).

Participants follow one of eight parallel workshop strands throughout the week, supplementing their training with expert guest lectures. Workshops for 2018 include core Digital Humanities methods and technologies alongside new approaches introduced this year:

  • An Introduction to Digital Humanities – learn about the tools and techniques available in Digital Humanities for scholarly purposes
  • Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative – introducing the use  of the Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), with a focus on the representation and publishing of primary sources
  • *NEW* Quantitative Humanities – the use of data science methods in humanities scholarship and how to apply these methods in your own work
  • Digital Musicology – exploring a range of computational and informatics methods that can be successfully applied to musicology
  • From Text to Tech – corpus and computational linguistics for powerful text processing in the Humanities
  • Hands-On Humanities Data Curation – introducing tools, methods and concepts to manage, organise, clean and process your digital humanities data
  • Linked Data for Digital Humanities – the concepts and technologies behind Linked Data and the Semantic Web, so that research is available for reuse by other scholars
  • *NEW* Crowd-sourced Research in the Humanities – the opportunities of collaborative research methods, particularly crowdsourcing, in the context of digital humanities

Our keynotes this year will be given by Dr Victoria Van Hyning, Humanities lead of Zooniverse.org, and Dr Glenn Roe, Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities at Australian National University. There will also be optional evening events, including a guided tour of Oxford, an evening drinks and poster session at the Weston Library, and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) public lecture.

Please address any questions about the Summer School or the bursaries to the DHOxSS Team: events@oerc.ox.ac.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application and hope to see you in July!

The DHOxSS Team