What is the Digital Humanities online event?

The annual Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) which was due to be held in Keble College Oxford, will run for the first time this year as an online event from 13-15 July 2020.  We look forward to running the full Summer School again in 2021 at Keble College

In this virtual event we will be showcasing the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, with taster lectures and interactive sessions of our established Summer School strands.

The Summer School offers training to anyone with an interest in the Digital Humanities, including academics at all career stages, students, project managers, and people who work in IT, libraries, cultural heritage, publishing and other industries.

"It was such an inspiring and just amazing experience! I would recommend it to everyone interested in the Digital Humanities, at any stage of their career."

DHOxSS 2019 participant

How it works


Anyone may register, there is no application process and we do not select or screen participants, or require any previous qualifications (however you should check your chosen strand for details of any prior technical knowledge which is necessary).


Keble College is located in the centre of Oxford. Evening meals are not included in the registration fee, however you will find a variety of eating options (cafes, historic pubs, takeaways and restaurants) within a few minutes walk of the College. For reviews and recommendations, see Daily Info or Tripadvisor.

Workshop teaching and additional lectures will mainly take place in the Sloane Robinson Building (two workshops will take place in the Pusey Quad). Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks will be in the ARCO Building. Lunches will be served in the Dining Hall. All rooms apart from the Pusey Quad are fully accessible.



On Monday and Friday there will be opening and closing keynotes. The rest of the week will comprise teaching in your strand group, plus some additional guest sessions. Lunch is served each day at Keble College.


There are also optional evening events (some at additional cost) available on a first come, first served basis.


Registration will take place at approximately 8.00 to 9.00am on Monday 13th July, followed by the official start of the Summer School with our opening keynote. The Summer School will end at approximately 5pm on Friday 17th July – there is an optional informal pub trip that evening.


You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements to and from the event. You can also book accommodation at Keble College through the online shop when you register (first come, first served).


How to register


Unless you are applying for a bursary, you should use the University of Oxford's Online Shop to book and pay for your Summer School place, accommodation and any social events you want to attend. You will need to set up an account with the Online Shop and pay by debit/credit card. Provisional bookings cannot be made. 

What is included?


  • Standard Rate - £855

  • Academic/Education/Not for Profit: (you work for an educational institution, library, charity or not-for-profit organisation in any capacity) - £750

  • Students (you are enrolled as a full-time or part-time student at any educational institution at any level) - £650

Your registration fee includes:

  • The five-day workshop

  • Keynote and additional lectures

  • Lunch and morning/afternoon refreshments

  • Welcome drinks reception and poster session

  • Some evening activities (while places available)

  • Participant pack

  • A certificate of attendance


Before you register, you will need to know:

  • Which one of the strands you want to attend for the week

  • Which evening events you want to attend

  • Whether you want to book accommodation at Keble College (if still available)

  • Any dietary or accessibility requirements

  • That you can bring a suitable laptop if your workshop requires one


Key dates

  • Poster submission deadline for welcome reception poster session: tbc

  • Registration closes: tbc

"An unforgettable experience, both intellectually and also from a human and socially interactive perspective"

DHOxSS 2019 participant

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