iSchool researchers participate in Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

iSchool faculty, staff, and students will participate in the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, which will take place from July 2-6 at the University of Oxford. The annual summer school offers training in the digital humanities through hands-on workshops and lectures.

Professor and Associate Dean for Research J. Stephen Downie will be a guest lecturer for the workshop, "Digital Musicology," which will introduce participants to computational and informatics methods that can be, and have been, successfully applied to musicology. He also will take part in a roundtable discussion on applying digital musicology in research. Downie will lecture on linked data and digital libraries at another workshop, "Linked Data for Digital Humanities."

Lecturer Elizabeth Wickes and Postdoctoral Research Associate Katrina Fenlon will be leading the workshop, "Hands-On Humanities Data Curation," which will provide an introduction to useful tools, methods, and perspectives for managing, organizing, cleaning, and processing data in humanities projects.

Doctoral student Yuerong Hu and master's student Halle Burns will be attending the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School as part of their placement in the Oxford-Illinois Digital Library Placement Program. The program, an ongoing collaboration between Illinois and Oxford, runs from July 1 to August 11. Hu will be working on the project, "Bridging Digital Library Bibliographic Metadata to the MIDI Linked Data Cloud," and Burns will be working on the project, "Lined Data for Bodleian Medieval Manuscript Collections." 

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