DHOx2020 Code of Conduct

The Digital Humanities Oxford Online (DHOx2020) works actively toward the creation of a more diverse, welcoming, and inclusive global community of digital humanities scholars and practitioners and is therefore dedicated to creating a safe, respectful, and collegial environment for the benefit of everyone who attends our events, online or in person.


We value the participation of everyone and want all participants to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all participants are expected to show respect and courtesy to other participants throughout the workshop and through all communication channels.


To make clear what is expected, all participants, speakers, exhibitors, organisers and volunteers at DHOx2020 are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct and will be asked to confirm agreement during the registration process.

In addition, participant filming/recording of this online event and sharing of any recordings or personal data of other participants is strictly prohibited.



The Digital Humanities Online Event is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of fellow participants or speakers in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. 

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees.

Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and exclusionary jokes are not appropriate. Do not send any unprofessional messages to other participants, including but not limited to private messages

Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave the event without a refund at the sole discretion of the event organisers.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.



Harassment includes offensive communication related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that words can be offensive to those around you. Offensive jokes are not acceptable at the Digital Humanities Summer School. Swearing is not appropriate at DHOx2020

If a participant engages in behaviour that violates this code of conduct, the organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.


Contact Information


If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the Code of Conduct Committee via: events@oerc.ox.ac.uk


This Code of Conduct was adapted from the example policy at the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers, which is under a Creative Commons Zero license.

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