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Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, 4–8 July 2016, UK

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Deadline:

October 30, 2015

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Event Date:

July 04, 2016 - July 08, 2016

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The Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) is a major annual international training event at the University of Oxford. DHOxSS is the largest Digital Humanities summer school in Europe. In 2015, it had 163 participants and 87 speakers, across 8 week-long workshop strands. In 2016 DHOxSS will run 4–8 July 2016, based at St Hugh's College.

Workshop strands run in parallel for 5 days, totalling about 22.5 hours of teaching each (pending finalized timetable). Workshop organizers are responsible for delivering this tuition. Participants' learning is broadened over the week through 5 hours of additional lectures, which are arranged by the DHOxSS Organizational Committee.

DHOxSS is delighted to invite speakers and organizers to some of the summer school’s evening events, for example the research poster and drinks reception, in acknowledgement of their work and to encourage collegiality amongst speakers, organizers, and participants. There is no payment available from DHOxSS for either organizers or speakers. We typically cover travel and accommodation expenses for speakers outside Oxford.

This is a call for both workshop organizers and those wishing to give these additional lectures.

Workshops

Would you like to run one of DHOxSS 2016’s week-long workshop strands?

Workshops are organized by members of the University of Oxford. Organizing a workshop is voluntary, rewarding, an excellent opportunity to disseminate research methods, gain more experience teaching, and curate an international community around your research interests from amongst the diverse DHOxSS participants who come from all research backgrounds and career stages.

The workload of organizing a workshop is not insignificant, with effort required during the year as well as during the summer school. You will be responsible for the workshop's content and organization, and be supported by the Organizational Committee and the Events team.

Workshop organizers are responsible for:

  • designing the workshop curriculum
  • arranging speakers
  • timely delivery of workshop information, including workshop timetable, session titles and descriptions, speakers' biographies
  • delivering workshop teaching and materials
  • liaising with the DHOxSS Organizational Committee and workshop speakers

At this stage, we are most interested in the idea of your workshop proposal. It may help you to think through what details you can now and consider approaching main speakers informally. You are not expected to have settled all the details, though indicative answers would be helpful in informing the Organizational Committee's decision.

Details of 2015's workshops are at http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/workshops.html. There is more detailed information for potential workshop organizers at http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2016/faqs-org. For more information, you can approach any member of the Organizational Committee (http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2016/org).

The form asks for basic contact information for the organizer, a brief description of the proposed workshop, and possible expenses. We realize information may be tentative and approximate at this stage.

If you would like to submit a DHOxSS 2016 workshop proposal please complete the form at http://goo.gl/forms/VOQxwEzmCT before 5pm on 30 October 2015.

Submitted forms will be reviewed by the DHOxSS 2016 Organizational Committee.

If you want help in formulating your workshop proposal, or want to speak on someone else’s workshop, please contact Pip Willcox, co-director of DHOxSS (pip.willcox@bodleian.ox.ac.uk) for support.

Additional Lectures

Would you like to share your digital humanities research or practical skills with DHOxSS participants?

Each year we invite one-hour lectures, typically from members of the University of Oxford, on digital work or research in the Humanities. They run in parallel with each other, pending final timetable 9.30–10.30am on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the week.

If you would like to submit a DHOxSS 2016 lecture proposal please complete the form at http://goo.gl/forms/sjE0N5WgJP before 5pm on 20 November 2015.

Giving a DHOxSS additional lecture is an excellent opportunity to showcase your digital humanities expertise, disseminate your research, and to broaden the participants’ knowledge and understanding of digital humanities work beyond the workshop they take.

For more information about speaking at DHOxSS see the FAQ at: http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2016/faqs-speakers. If you want help in submitting your lecture proposal, or want to discuss suitable topics, do not hesitate to contact James Cummings, co-director of DHOxSS (james.cummings@it.ox.ac.uk) for support.

Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2016 - FAQs

Registration

  • When will registration open?  Registration will open in March 2016
  • When will registration close?  Registration will close on Monday 6 June 2016 at midnight GMT, though some workshops may sell out earlier.
  • How do I register? Follow the instructions on the registration page once registration has opened. You must set up an account with the University of Oxford's online store.
  • How much does registration cost? We have not released the rates for DHOxSS 2016 yet. The rates for DHOxSS 2015 were as follows:

- The full commercial rate is 695 pounds.
- The rate for those who work for education institutions, libraries, charities, or not-for-profit organisations in any capacity is 590 pounds (a 15% discount).
- The rate for those who are students of any institution at any level is 485 pounds (a 30% discount).
- The rate for those who are staff or students at the collegiate University of Oxford is also 485 pounds (a 30% discount).

  • Are there discounts available? The fees are already discounted for Academic/Education/NFP (15% discount), Students (30% discount), and Students/Staff of the University of Oxford (30% discount). There are also discounts for group booking, please see the registration page for more information.
  • Are there bursaries available? We do not yet have information on whether there will be bursaries for DHOxSS 2016. For DHOxSS 2015 we were able to offer a limited number of bursaries (from separate funding) for a small number of Oxford Researchers.
  • Will I get a certificate? Yes, you will be issued a certificate listing your workshop.
  • Will I be able to get a space on the workshop I want? All of the workshops will have set maximum numbers. If a particular workshop sells out we will set up a waiting list for that workshop. Book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Can the DHOxSS events team reserve me a place on the workshop (while I find out if I can get funding, etc.)? No. This would not be fair on other delegates.
  • Can you tell me if the workshop I want is filling up? We will post notices on the workshop pages noting whether they are full, filling up quickly, or have spaces left.

Accommodation

  • Is the provided accommodation full? No bookings for accommodation have been taken yet. You will be able to book this with your DHOxSS registration.
  • Do I have to book accommodation? Accommodation is not provided as part of the registration fee. If you need accommodation, you may add it to your registration when booking. Accommodation is primarily at St Hugh's and St Anne's College.
  • How much does DHOxSS accommodation cost? The rate for DHOxSS accommodation has not been set yet.
  • Am I guaranteed accommodation? No. There is a limited amount of accommodation. We encourage you to book early to ensure your workshop choice and accommodation. 
  • Can I get something else other than a single ensuite room? Not by booking via DHOxSS. If you have other needs you may wish to book your accommodation separately. (See below.)
  • Is there child care at DHOxSS? DHOxSS itself is unable to provide child care. We can only refer you tohttp://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/childcare/ as a source of information.
  • Where else can I stay? For those who wish to book different accommodation, you are responsible for booking your own accommodation. The DHOxSS events staff are not able to help you with this. Other sources for accommodation information in Oxford include Oxford Rooms and DailyInfo.

Social Events

  • What are the social events? The final events list for DHOxSS 2016 has not been announced. However, it is likely that similar events as were at DHOxSS 2015 will be held.  These included
    • A DHOxSS Welcome Drinks Reception and Poster Session
    • A Walking Tour of Oxford
    • The Annual TORCH DH Lecture
    • The DHOxSS Dinner
    • An informal pub trip
  • Which social events are included in the registration fee? The costs for DHOxSS 2016 have not yet been calculated. For DHOxSS 2015 only the Thursday DHOxSS Dinner had an additional charge (and it was £57.50). If you go to the informal pub trip on the Friday you will also be responsible for any food or drink consumed.
  • Can I come to an event I did not register for when booking? Some events may be sold out. Please contact events@it.ox.ac.uk to check.

Travel

Workshops

  • Where can I find information on each workshop? Please see the workshops page.
  • Is my workshop full? Each individual workshop page will indicate if it is full, filling up, or has space available.
  • Do I need a laptop for my workshop? Some of the individual workshops will be run using delegate's own laptops. A full list of these as well as guidance on laptop use will be posted before booking opens. If you do not have a suitable laptop please contact events@it.ox.ac.uk for advice before booking.
  • Can I change workshop partway through the week? This is strongly discouraged. Any delegate wishing to change workshop may do so only by applying for permission to the DHOxSS administration at events@it.ox.ac.uk. Workshop changes made after registration will incur an administration charge. All delegates have lanyards colour coded to their particular workshop.

Lectures

  • Where can I find information on the lectures? Please see the lectures page
  • I signed up for Lecture X and now I want to go to lecture Y. Can I switch on the day? Usually we can accommodate this, however you must give other delegates priority in case the lecture is booked to capacity. Please check withevents@it.ox.ac.uk to be sure, or just make sure everyone else can get a seat first.
  • Will the lectures be recorded? Yes! The morning keynotes and additional lectures will be recorded and made available on http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk and ItunesU for watching later. They will be released under a Creative Commons license. 
  • Are there recordings from previous years? Yes. Please see: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/digital-humanities-oxford-summer-school  

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