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Digital Humanities at Oxford - Digital Event and 10th Anniversary



Date & Time

Monday 12 Jul 2021 - Thursday 15 Jul 2021



DHOx2021 Virtual Event - FULLY BOOKED

In 2021 we will once again be holding the Digital Humanities at Oxford event online, giving you the opportunity to engage with Digital Humanities experts on a stimulating range of topics. The event will take place on Zoom from 12-15 July, with morning lectures and optional afternoon interactive sessions over the first three days.

On Thursday 15 July we have a special programme of 10th Anniversary keynotes from experts in Digital Humanities.


Registration will start at the beginning of May. You will be able to attend all of the morning talks and ONE afternoon session – these are small group sessions so places will be limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis

Your registration includes:

  • Three full mornings of DH expert talks
  • One afternoon interactive workshop/session (Optional, additional cost, limited availability)
  • Free 10th Anniversary special lectures
  • Early access to recordings of all sessions (where available) within 1 week of the event
  • Access to the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment to download content and discuss DH topics with other participants and the speakers
  • A certificate of attendance

Morning talks

Each morning there will be a general Introduction to Digital Humanities talk from DHOxSS Directors Professor of e-Research David De Roure and Dr Megan Gooch, Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship, University of Oxford, followed by lectures from the expert convenors of our Summer School strands:

  • Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative – Huw Jones (University of Cambridge)
  • From Text to Tech – Dr Mariona Coll Ardanuy, Dr Kaspar Beelen and Dr Federico Nanni (Alan Turing Institute)
  • Linked Data for Digital Humanities – Dr Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller (Australian National University)
  • Digital Musicology – Dr Kevin Page (University of Oxford)
  • When Archives Become Digital – Dr Andrew Cusworth (University of Oxford)
  • Digital Cultural Heritage – Dr Lia Costiner (University of Oxford)
  • Humanities Data – Rowan Wilson (University of Oxford)Applied Data Analysis – Dr Matteo Romanello (EPFL) and Dr Giovanni Colavizza (University of Amsterdam)
  • Crowdsourced Research in the Humanities – Dr Sam Blickhan (The Zooniverse)

For more information on these strands please see

Cost (all morning talks): £50

Afternoon sessions

Afternoon sessions will offer interactive workshop style teaching of 1-3 hours in small groups (25 or under), giving you the opportunity to ask questions of the convenors and meet other participants. Expect to get involved in hands-on tasks and learn how to apply DH principles to your own research or projects.

  • Introduction to Digital Humanities (2 sessions, max 25 participants in each)
  • Intro to the Text Encoding Initiative (1 session, max 24 participants)
  • Linked Data (2 sessions, max 25 participants in each)
  • From Text to Tech (1 session, max 15 participants)
  • Crowdsourced Research in the Humanities (2 sessions, max 15 participants in each)
  • Humanities Data (2 sessions, max 20 participants in each)
  • Digital Cultural Heritage (1 session, max 25 participants)
  • When archives become digital (2 sessions, max 25 participants in each)

Cost (one afternoon hands-on session): £25

2020 digital event

260 participants from every continent and every time zone 33% students, 34% early career researchers, 28% mid-career, 5% late career

Feedback from 2020 participants:

“This online event was indeed a great opportunity for me to learn from the best researchers in the field. I also really appreciated the special attention I received during the workshop”

“I have too many positive things to say, but I'll summarise in two words: ENRICHING EXPERIENCE."

“It was a good value for money course to quench one's thirst for DH”

“Thank You so much for organising such an interesting online event, learned so much from it.”

“Great three days of informative and interesting lectures!”

“Thank you for the great event and the flawless organisation of the online version of the Summerschool! The resources, links and discussion boards of the Canvas page are really much appreciated!”

“It was excellent – interesting, informative and also very well organised!”

Read a report on last year’s digital event