This July saw the return of the week-long Digital Humanities, University of Oxford, Summer School directed by James Cummings (IT Services) and Pip Willcox (Bodleian Libraries). It is one of the most important international training events in digital humanities. Participants attended from all over the world and took one of our 8 week-long parallel workshops and supplemented this with additional lectures each morning. As with previous years, those additional and plenary lectures were recorded and are freely available at http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/digital-humanities-oxford-summer-school for those who couldn't make it.
This year there were 166 students attending the summer school and 76 speakers (42 of which were from the University of Oxford). The summer school is a collaboration between major digital humanities stakeholders in the university including: the Oxford e-Research Centre, IT Services, the Bodleian Libraries, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, and the Oxford Internet Institute. Speakers come from all over the university and from outside as well. In addition to lectures and workshops delegates attended a wide range of social events each evening. These included a welcome drinks reception and research poster session at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, a public lecture organised by TORCH, a guided walking tour of Oxford, and an excellent banquet at Exeter College. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and next year the summer school runs from the 3-7 July 2017.
For more information on next year's event please see http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2017/. If you think you might want to organise a workshop, get in touch with one of the directors.