DiSc Events

As we come to the end of one term, we are looking forward to bringing you a range of workshops, seminars, and other events, in the next. From TEI in a tavern to an international seminar series, keep an eye on our website, social media, future event bulletins, and newsletters for forthcoming details. In the meantime, here are a few things to look forward to, to keep you going!

Celebration of Sustainable Digital Scholarship @ Oxford

Join us on Wednesday 27 April to celebrate one year of Sustainable Digital Scholarship @ Oxford. Starting with refreshments at 15:30, this special anniversary event at St Luke's Chapel (Radcliffe Observatory Quarter) will be a fantastic opportunity to discover more about the Sustainable Digital Scholarship (SDS) service and Digital Scholarship @ Oxford, and will also provide a valuable opportunity to hear from and network with academic colleagues working in this area.


TEI in the Tavern

17:30 28 April, venue tbc

Is TEI your cup of tea? Or even something stronger? Join us at our TEI community building event at an as yet unspecified tavern (we can confirm it will be in central Oxford), where we will congregate informally to discuss what the TEI landscape of Oxford looks like, and how we can map and develop its community better. Register at https://oxford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/tei-in-the-tavern

Bodleian Digital Scholarship Group

15:00-16:30, 5 May 2022

Are you a Bodleian Staff-member? Are you active in or curious about digital humanities or scholarship? If so, please do join our gathering of a Bodleian Digital Scholarship Group for some reading, discussion, and coffee. Register at Join Bodleian Digital Scholarship group

Linked Art in practice using Jupyter Code Notebooks - Connecting cultural heritage collections data

13:00-14:00 3 May 2022

In this webinar, Research Software Engineer Tanya Gray will guide attendees through a practical exploration of transforming, reconciling, and visualising Linked Art, using real-world data from museums and galleries worldwide. These will be demonstrated using ‘code notebooks’ developed during the Linked Art II project and implemented in Jupyter. The notebooks provide step-by-step illustration and explanation, and can provide a foundation for further customisation.

More details: https://www.oerc.ox.ac.uk/events/webinar-linked-art-in-practice-using-jupyter-code-notebooks-connecting-cultural-heritage-collections-data/

Textual editing theory and practice

Henrike Lähnemann, 13:00-14:00 5 May, Library Room 2, Taylor Institution
Part of the Taylor Institution’s Digital Editions Community of Practice series

From uncatalogued fragment to Taylor edition: Suzanne Malherbe's ‘Peter and Madonna’

Kelly Frost, 13:00-14:00 19 May, Library Room 2, Taylor Institution
Part of the Taylor Institution’s Digital Editions Community of Practice series

Institutions & Networks: The cultural infrastructures of digital scholarship

14:00 24 May, Maison Française d’Oxford and Zoom

In this unique seminar hosted by Maison Française d’Oxford (MFO) and Digital Scholarship @ Oxford (DiSc), participants from leading research institutions in France and the UK will discuss the challenges and opportunities for national institutions engaged in digital research, including

  • creating and sustaining long-term infrastructures in a research environment that favours short-term funding;
  • enabling collaboration and exchange;
  • and balancing public and commercial interests in their work.

Introduced by the directors of MFO and DiSc (Professors Pascal Marty and Howard Hotson), this seminar will draw together speakers from Bibliothèque Nationale de France, British Library, Huma-Num, and the Alan Turing Institute. Gathering in the seminar room at MFO, participants and attendees will have an opportunity to hear four papers on these topics, take part in formal and informal discussion and exchange, and enjoy a little cheese, wine (or alcohol-free alternative), and conversation.

Confirmed speakers: Nicolas Larrousse, Huma-Num CNRS; Emmanuelle Bermès & Marie Carlin (BNF, Paris); Dave De Roure (Engineering Science Department and Alan Turing Institute.); Barbara McGillivray (Alan Turing institute)

Digital humanities at the BnF: between age-old missions and support for new uses Emmanuelle Bermès & Marie Carlin

Mining for meaning in the open: computational analyses of historical textual corpora, Barbara McGillivray

Knowledge Infrastructure for Digital Scholarship , Dave De Roure

Long-term conservation of archives, in the light of the recent technical and legal developments in France, Nicolas Larrousse

More details: https://www.mfo.ac.uk/event/channels-digital-scholarship-seminar-i-new-tools-and-old-questions-analysis-textual-corpora

Developing a TEI ‘style guide’ for the description of Western Medieval Manuscripts

Matthew Holford, 13:00-14:00 2 June, Library Room 2, Taylor Institution
Part of the Taylor Institution’s Digital Editions Community of Practice series

Enlightenment Infrastructure: Making Digital Tools to Explore Historical Places

Katherine McDonough, 17:30 13 June, Maison Française d’Oxford
Organised by the Voltaire Foundation, Maison Française d’Oxford, and DiSc

One encoding, many outputs: Digital editions and their applications as data sources

Katarzyna Anna Kapitan, 13:00-14:00 16 June, Library Room 2, Taylor Institution Part of the Taylor Institution’s Digital Editions Community of Practice series

More Trinity Term events to be announced soon.

Ongoing and changing coronavirus restrictions may lead to events being rescheduled or moved to an online format at short notice. Please check details of an event you plan to attend close to the date.