FAQs

Registration

When will registration open?
Registration will open on the Thursday 9 April 2015.
When will registration close?
Registration will close on Monday 29 June 2015 at midnight GMT, unless we sell out earlier.
How do I register?
Follow the instructions on the registration page. You must set up an account with the University of Oxford's online store.
How much does registration cost?
The full commercial rate is 695 pounds. The rate for those who work for education institutions, libraries, charities, or not-for-profit organisations in any capacity is 590 pounds (a 15% discount). The rate for those who are students of any institution at any level is 485 pounds (a 30% discount). The rate for those who are staff or students at the collegiate University of Oxford is also 485 pounds (a 30% discount).
Are there discounts available?
The fees are already discounted for Academic/Education/NFP (15% discount), Students (30% discount), and Students/Staff of the University of Oxford (30% discount). There are also discounts for group booking, please see the registration page for more information.
Are there bursaries available?
DHOxSS will offer a limited number of bursaries for DPhil students and Early-Career Researchers at the University of Oxford. See the registration page for more information. Sorry, we have no bursaries for those who are not at the University of Oxford this year.
Will I get a certificate?
Yes, you will be issued a certificate listing your workshop.
Will I be able to get a space on the workshop I want?
All of the workshops have set maximum numbers. If a particular workshop sells out we will set up a waiting list for that workshop. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Can DHOxSS reserve me a place on the workshop (while I find out if I can get funding, etc.)?
No. This would not be fair on other delegates.
Can you tell me if the workshop I want is filling up?
We will post notices on the workshop pages noting whether they are full, filling up quickly, or have spaces left.

Accommodation

Is the provided accommodation full?
Yes! The St Anne's College accommodation has been fully booked up!
Do I have to book accommodation?
Accommodation is not provided as part of the registration fee. If you need accommodation and would like to stay at St Anne's College, you may add it to your registration when booking.
How much does DHOxSS accommodation cost?
DHOxSS is able to provide single ensuite dormitory rooms usually used by St Anne's College postgraduates. We can offer the following nights at the cost of £75/night: Monday 20 July to Friday 24 July, and at a reduced rate of £60 for Sunday 19th July.
Am I guaranteed accommodation?
No. There is a limited amount of accommodation. We encourage you to book early to ensure your workshop choice and accommodation. In fact, accommodation at St Anne's is now full.
Can I get something else other than a single ensuite room?
Not by booking via DHOxSS at St Anne's. If you have other needs you may wish to book your accommodation separately. (See below.)
Is there child care at DHOxSS?
DHOxSS itself is unable to provide child care. We can only refer you to http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/childcare/ as a source of information.
Where else can I stay?
For those who wish to book different accommodation, you are responsible for booking your own accommodation. The DHOxSS events staff are not able to help you with this. Other sources for accommodation information in Oxford include Oxford Rooms and DailyInfo.

Social Events

What are the social events
Please see the Social Events tab of the Programme page. Briefly the events are:
  • Monday 20 July 2015: Welcome Drinks Reception and Poster Session
  • Tuesday 21 July 2015: Guided Walking Tour of Oxford
  • Wednesday 22 July 2015: TORCH Digital Humanities Lecture
  • Thursday 23 July 2015: DHOxSS Dinner at Exeter College [Extra Charge]
  • Friday 24 July 2015: Informal Pub Trip
Which social events are included in the registration fee?
Only the Thursday DHOxSS Dinner has an additional charge (£57.50). If you go to the informal pub trip on the Friday you will also be responsible for any food or drink consumed.
Can I come to an event I did not register for when booking?
Some events may be sold out. Please contact events@it.ox.ac.uk to check.

Travel

Where are the teaching locations?
All teaching locations for DHOxSS 2015 are within a short walk of each other. The main venues will be St Anne's College and IT Services, Banbury Road and the Oxford e-Research Centre.
How do I get from Heathrow or Gatwick airport?
We recommend flying into Heathrow airport if you have the choice. Transport to and from Heathrow and Gatwick http://airline.oxfordbus.co.uk/, and Stansted http://www.nationalexpress.com/coach/airport/london-stansted-airport.aspx
How do I take the train to Oxford?
Please see http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/, http://www.rail.co.uk/ or http://www.thetrainline.com/
How do I take a coach from London?
See http://www.oxfordtube.com/ or http://x90.oxfordbus.co.uk/
Can I get a parking space at one of the venues?
There is no parking available at any of the teaching locations. If you need parking please consult the following webpage: http://www.oxford.gov.uk/PageRender/decTS/Car_Parks_occw.htm
Can I get a weekly bus pass?
While most delegates will not need to take the bus to get between locations, if you want a weekly bus pass the Oxford Bus Company does do a weekly 'Key' smartcard but this should be arranged in advance with them
Can I rent a bicycle?
For those looking to hire bicycles, you may do so from Bainton Bikes

Workshops

Where can I find information on each workshop?
Please see the workshops page.
Is my workshop full?
Each individual workshop page will indicate if it is full, filling up, or has space available.
Do I need a laptop for my workshop?
The Humanities Data: Curation, Analysis, Access, and Reuse, and the Text to Tech, and the Digital Approaches in Medieval and Renaissance Studies workshops assume students will be bringing their own laptops. Please see our Laptop Guidance tab on the Registration page for more information. If you do not have a suitable laptop please contact events@it.ox.ac.uk for advice before booking.
Can I change workshop partway through the week?
This is discouraged. Any delegate wishing to change workshop may do so only by applying for permission to the DHOxSS administration at events@it.ox.ac.uk. Workshop changes made after registration will incur an administration charge.

Lectures

Where can I find information on the lectures?
Please see the Additional Lectures or Keynotes tab on the programme.
I signed up for Lecture X and now I want to go to lecture Y. Can I switch on the day?
Usually we can accommodate this. Some of the numbers are a bit tight this year so you may wish to check with events@it.ox.ac.uk to be sure, or just make sure everyone else can get a seat first.
Will the lectures be recorded
Yes! The morning keynotes and additional lectures will be recorded and made available on http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk and ItunesU for watching later. They will be released under a Creative Commons license.
Are there recordings from previous years?
Yes. Please see these from 2014:

Joining Instructions

Travel to Oxford

By car –

There is no parking available at St Anne’s College nor any of the teaching locations (except for disabled access).

If you need parking please consult the following webpage: http://www.oxford.gov.uk/PageRender/decTS/Car_Parks_occw.htm

By coach –

Frequent 24-hour direct services connect Oxford with London (at peak times every 10-20 minutes).

The X90 service includes Victoria Coach Station, Grosvenor Gardens, Marble Arch, Baker Street/Gloucester Place and Hillingdon (tel: +44 (0)1865 785410). http://www.oxfordbus.co.uk/

The Oxford Tube coach service includes Grosvenor Gardens, Marble Arch, Notting Hill Gate, Shepherd’s Bush and Hillingdon (tel: +44 (0)1865 772250). http://www.oxfordtube.com/

For information on coaches to other major cities and airports, contact National Express (tel: +44 (0)8717 818178). http://www.nationalexpress.com

Coaches arrive at Gloucester Green Coach Station in the City Centre.

By Train –

A direct service operates between Oxford and London Paddington (approximately every 30 minutes), and between Oxford and Birmingham New Street. Other services operate from the north via Birmingham New Street; from the south via Reading; and from the west via Didcot or Reading. For information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950). http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

From London Airports -

London Heathrow and Gatwick airports are linked to Oxford by The Airline coach service, which operates a frequent direct service 24 hours a day (tel: +44 (0)1865 785400). http://airline.oxfordbus.co.uk/

London Stansted Airport is linked to Oxford by the National Express 757 coach service, running every two hours (tel: +44 (0)8705 747777). http://www.nationalexpress.com

Taxis

Some taxi companies offer a bespoke airport pick-up service.

More Information

More information about Oxford and the surrounding area can be found on the tourism website. http://www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com/

DHOxSS Map

There is a handy Google Map of the DHOxSS locations at: http://tinyurl.com/DHOxSS15Map

Conference Registration at St Anne’s College

Conference Registration will take place at St Anne’s College in the Ruth Deech building (56 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS) between 8:30 - 9:15am on Monday 20 July 2015.

The DHOxSS 2015 conference will officially start at 9:30 am.

Please note: If you need to contact us on the morning of the 20th July for any reason, please telephone (+44) (0)1865 273200 option 2.

Getting to St Anne’s College

Address:
56 Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6HS

Walking -

The college is about a 20-25 minute walk from Oxford railway station and a 15-20 minute walk from the coach station or the city centre.

Bus -

From the city centre to St Anne’s College by bus there are several options including the Park and Ride (300) to Pear Tree, the number 6 bus also runs between Magdalen Street and Woodstock Rd.

From the coach station there are some buses directly to Woodstock Road, for example S3 or S2, or you can walk (4 minutes) to the city centre

From the railway station you will need to get a bus or walk from the station to the city centre and then take another bus from the city centre.

Taxi -

Taxi ranks are located at Oxford Railway Station, Gloucester Green Coach Station and St Giles in the City Centre.

Car -

Unfortunately there is no parking available at the College (or any of the other teaching locations), however the Pear Tree and Water Eaton park and rides are very convenient. If you need parking please consult the following webpage: http://www.oxford.gov.uk/PageRender/decTS/Car_Parks_occw.htm

Further Information

Further information about travelling to St Anne’s at: http://www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk/about/find-us

Schedule

The confirmed programme for the week is at: http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/programme.html

Daytime Arrangements

Each morning starts with a lecture: at St Anne’s College (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) or the Mathematics Institute (Monday and Friday).

The Mathematics Institute is a very short walk from St Anne’s and there will be a guide to take you there. (https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/about-us/travel-maps)

Morning break -

After the morning lecture you will go to your workshop venue for your refreshment break. A guide will take you to your venue. Please note: IT Services and OeRC are about a 5-7 minute walk from St Anne’s College. Weston Library is about 15 -20 minute walk away - please bring a coat/umbrella in case of rain!

Workshop Locations

The locations for the workshops are:

  • An Introduction to Digital Humanities St Anne’s College (and Weston Library Monday PM) http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/weston
  • Digital Approaches in Medieval and Renaissance Studies St Anne’s College (and Weston Library Monday PM) http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/weston
  • From Text to Tech St Anne’s College
  • Digital Musicology Oxford e-Research Centre (7 Keble Road, OX1 3QG) http://www.oerc.ox.ac.uk/
  • Humanities Data: Curation, Analysis, Access, and Reuse Oxford e-Research Centre (7 Keble Road, OX1 3QG) http://www.oerc.ox.ac.uk/
  • Leveraging the Text Encoding Initiative IT Services, (13 Banbury Road, OX2 6NN) http://www.it.ox.ac.uk/
  • Linked Data for the Humanities IT Services, (13 Banbury Road, OX2 6NN) http://www.it.ox.ac.uk/
  • Crowdsourcing for Academic, Library and Museum Environments IT Services, (13 Banbury Road, OX2 6NN) http://www.it.ox.ac.uk/ Lunch -

The lunch will cater for vegetarians and any special dietary requirements that you mentioned when registered. If you requested a special meal, identify yourself to the catering staff at lunchtime.

Lunch is at two venues, depending on your workshop. Please read the list below, especially if your workshop is at IT Services. Again, all the venues are close together and you will be taken to your lunch venue.

St Anne’s College

Ruth Deech Building

  • Crowdsourcing for Academic, Library and Museum Environments
  • From Text to Tech

Dining Hall

  • An Introduction to Digital Humanities
  • Digital Approaches in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Linked Data for the Humanities
Oxford e-Research Centre Atrium
  • Digital Musicology
  • Humanities Data: Curation, Analysis, Access, and Reuse
  • Leveraging the Text Encoding Initiative
Afternoon break -

These will be at your workshop venue.

Please note: IT Services and OeRC are about a 5-7 minute walk from St Anne’s College

Weston Library is about 15 -20 minute walk away - please bring a coat/umbrella in case of rain!

Accessibility

If you have any accessibility requirements please let us know by emailing events@it.ox.ac.uk

Computers, Laptops, and Wifi

The following workshops require that delegates bring their own laptops for the practical hands-on element of the workshops:

  • Digital Approaches in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • From Text to Tech
  • Humanities Data: Curation, Analysis, Access, and Reuse

For all other workshops, laptops are not required as computers will be provided with pre-installed software. The exception to this is the Introduction to Digital Humanities workshop which is lecture based and does not require computers.

All delegates can, of course, bring their own laptops for email and web access, etc. while they are at DHOxSS. Most of the venues have EduRoam access which may work for you otherwise wifi credentials will be provided at the registration desk on the first day.

Note: We cannot guarantee convenient access to mains power in all of the venues.

PLEASE READ THE SPECIFIC INFORMATION WHICH WAS SENT OUT VIA EMAIL ON 7TH JULY.

Evening Events

Events have been arranged for most evenings: these were all bookable at registration (except Friday) and are now FULLY BOOKED.

Monday 20 July 2015
Welcome Drinks Reception and Poster Session
Venue: Weston Library
Times: 19:00 - 20:30
Tuesday 21 July 2015
Guided Walking Tour of Oxford
Venue: Central Oxford (Martyrs’ Memorial, Magdalen Street East)
Times: 18:30 - 19:30
Wednesday 22 July 2015
TORCH Digital Humanities Lecture
Venue: Mathematics Institute
Times: 17:40-19:00
Thursday 23 July 2015
DHOxSS Dinner at Exeter College
Venue: Exeter College
Times: 19:00 (Pre-dinner drinks), 20:00 (Dinner, to finish before 22:30)
Friday 24 July 2015
Informal Pub Trip
Venue: The Royal Oak

Contact Details

Emergency contact numbers
  • - Police/Ambulance/Fire - 999
  • - Digital Humanities administration - (+44) (0)1865 273200 option 2
  • - St Anne’s College Porters’ Lodge - (+44) (0)1865 274800

Social Media and Forums

  • Twitter account: @dhoxss, but @DH_Oxford, @OxHumanities, or the DHOxSS director @jamescummings might also be of interest.
  • Twitter hashtag: #dhoxss

Certificates

Certificates of attendance for individual students will be available at St Anne’s College on the morning Friday 24 July 2015; please make sure you collect yours.

Feedback

The DHOxSS administration will be emailing you after DHOxSS to complete a confidential feedback form. We hope you will fill this out. Informal feedback during the week is also welcome to James Cummings, Pip Wilcox or your workshop organisers.

Contact

We look forward to seeing you at Oxford. Meanwhile, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at events@it.ox.ac.uk

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