Digital.Humanities@Oxford Summer School 2011

This is a reminder that we are running a comprehensive 5 day Summer School in Digital Humanities this summer.
It takes place from July 25th-29th, at Oxford University Computing Services and Wolfson College.

The summer school introduces a range of digital research components to researchers, project managers, research assistants, or students working on any kind of project concerned with the creation or management of digital data for the humanities.

Please visit for details.

The summer school is a collaboration for Digital.Humanities@Oxford between Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS),Oxford e-Research Centre (OERC), e-Research South, and Wolfson College Digital Research Cluster, under the direction of Sebastian Rahtz and Dr James Cummings at OUCS.

The programme will consist of:

• Two parallel streams of morning practical sessions using the well-equipped It teaching facilities at OUCS
• Two parallel streams of afternoon workshops at Wolfson College concentrating on techniques and best practice
• Guest lectures from Digital Humanities experts about their research projects

Our guest plenary speakers for this year include:

David De Roure, Professor of e-Science at OeRC
Jeni Tennison, UK eGov guru
John Coleman, Director of the Phonetics Laboratory
Min Chen, Professor of Visualization at OeRC
Ray Siemens, Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing and Professor of English at the University of Victoria

Topics include:
• Best practice for digital linguistic corpora
• Building queryable document-based websites
• Creating community collections and digital outreach
• Creating digital texts in XML using the TEI
• Working with maps
• Critical apparatus and digital genetic editions in TEI
• Database design for humanities projects
• Digital Images for the Humanities
• Digital library technologies and best practice
• Getting funding: quality, impact, sustainability.
• Introduction to copyright and open licensing
• Introduction to document/project modelling
• Introduction to XML databases
• Managing Digital Humanities Projects
• Practical RDF modelling and conversion
• Publishing XML files using XSLT
• RDF querying and visualization
• TEI for linking text and facsimiles
• Tools for analyzing linguistic corpora
• Visualization using jQuery
• Working with audio files
NOTE: Early Bird registration discounts end on 16 May!

VOICE XML Corpus and VOICE 1.1 Online

VOICE XML is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License ( and includes all corpus texts in XML format as well as derived HTML and TXT versions of the corpus with reduced mark-up. For more information on VOICE XML see and consult
the README file included in the download package.

In addition, the release of VOICE XML also marks the release of VOICE 1.1, an updated version of the corpus that includes minor revisions in some of the corpus texts. As of today, the web interface of VOICE Online
is therefore updated to VOICE 1.1 Online (

We hope you will find these additional resources helpful, and we are looking forward to receiving any kind of feedback you might have (please mail to

We have recently started a new subsection on VOICE-based publications on our website and would like to invite you to let us know when you (have) publish(ed) or present(ed) work which makes use of VOICE Online and/or VOICE XML.