Digital Humanities Oxford Summer School - 2023

The Digital Humanities Oxford Summer School 2023 is now open for registration! Running from the 3rd – 7th July with face to face strands in Oxford and a new, entirely virtual Digital Texts strand for online attendees, the summer school offers insights, inspiration and training to anyone with an interest in the Digital Humanities.


For those registering to attend face to face there are also lots of great evening activities to make the most of your visit to Oxford. For full programmes and more information visit the registration website here. Registration at early bird prices is open until the 31st March.


For information about the nine strands you can choose take a look, or click through to see their full programmes:


Introduction to Digital Humanities, for those curious about digital humanities and want to know how you could apply it to your study, research or working practice. If you don't know where to start with digital humanities - start here.


When Archives Become Digital, where you’ll learn what happens when archives become digital? How are digital archives made? Who does it? Where does it happen? And why?


Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative, for those who  want to learn about encoding, analysing and publishing texts using the guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative, and to discover how TEI can inform and develop your work as a researcher, teacher, archivist or librarian.


Digital Musicology, great if you are a musicologist or GLAM professional who wants to understand the digital formats and resources which can be used to encode music and music-related information, alongside the computational methods for processing these corpora. The strand provides a broad introduction to both the theoretical underpinnings and hands-on practical experience for working with digital music from notation through to audio.


Humanities Data, for anyone who may be working on a humanities research project which you think could be enhanced by some new methods of engaging with your source materials? Or perhaps you haven’t started work yet, but you’re contemplating such a project. If you feel you could be getting more out of your data – because you suspect there might be better ways of organising or interrogating it, or you’re interested in exploring new ways of presenting your findings – this strand will give a taster of various possible approaches. The strand may also be of interest if your role involves supporting researchers, and you’d like to be better equipped to point the people you work with in the right direction.


Applied Data Analysis, for those who want to learn how to manipulate, analyse and expore data from the Humanities and the cultural sector. This strand is aimed at both GLAM professionals and academics, particularly those in th Arts & Humanities. Participants to this strand will be introduced to both theoretical (descriptive statistics, modelling) and practical aspects (Python data analysis stack) of applied data analysis. Participants will leave this strand well equipped to be able to apply data analysis techniques in their day-to-day work.


Linked Data for Digital Humanities, for anyone who is keen to learn about both the theory and the practicalities of publishing information as Linked (Open) Data. The workshop is aimed at both GLAM-sector professionals and academics, particularly those in HASS (Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences). In this strand, we will get you thinking about data as interconnected graphs (and not tablets!), and will showcase a range of different possible workflows, tools, and approaches that might be suitable for your project. Participants will also hear about example projects using Linked Data technologies.


From Text to Tech, where you will learn the key aspects of natural language processing and how these can be applied to their research in the humanities. In this strand, participants will acquire basic practical skills and knowledge on how Python can be used for processing humanities textual data.


Digital Cultural Heritage, where you will be introduced to the digital capture of objects, the creation of 3D models using photogrammetry, the basics of building a virtual reality environment, and given a taster of 3D printing technologies.


Digital Texts is online only, and will showcase a range of methods and approaches to texts in the Digital Humanities. It will focus on introducing and explaining these techniques and providing examples of projects and research that use them. Topics covered will include a variety of TEI applications, various approaches to text analytics, automated transcription and an exploration of the different forms of textual information available form study. The aim is to help you understand the breadth of the field and identify techniques relevant to your research interests that you can explore further.