Digital.Humanities 2014 dates announced

The University of Oxford has officially confirmed the dates and schedules for this year's Digital.Humanities at Oxford Summer Schools 2014 (DHOxSS) event.

Taking part between 14-18 July 2014 at Wolfson College and Oxford's IT Services department, the event offers a choice of five day workshop for each delegate and a series of evening and social events.

The first of the five workshops is Introduction to Digital Humanities, which will provide a thorough overview of theory and practice.

Second, Taking control: practical scripting for Digital Humanities projects will give attendees the chance to learn scripting and technologies and data formats like Javascript, XLST and CSV.

Data Curation and Access for the Digital Humanities will meanwhile demonstrate the best ways to manage, interpret and appraise digital research data.

The fourth workshop, A Humanities Web of Data: Publishing, Linking and Querying on the Semantic Web, will show attendees how to publish their research in a way that allows it to be made available as Linked Data, as well as how to query RDF fata using SPARQL.

Finally, An Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative will give attendees a thorough grounding in how to produce digital editions of primary sources using TEI's new P5 guidelines and an introduction to markup and XML.

Evening events will include a poster session, walking tours, a public lecture by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) and various great opportunities to network and socialise.

While registration has not yet been launched, projected fees for the full five days of the event are £475 for students, £575 for academics and £675 for those from commercial organisations. This covers all the courses, food, drink and social events. However, accommodation will not be included but can be booked at extra cost as part of the registration process.

For further details and to register your places when they are made available, visit the main DHOxSS site.

Posted by a.hay on 5 February 2014 - 3:56pm