Humanities information preparation, sense making & visualisation frameworks


The Humanities information preparation, sense making & visualisation frameworks​​​​​​: a digital humanities workshop is for anyone interested in understanding how to use digital techniques to study and research in the humanities.

As you study and research a topic, you look for insight from your data to develop your hypothesis and answer a question. Nowadays information comes from many sources, and in increasing volumes.

Your goal, as a researcher, is to spend your time gaining insight from your sources, and not be overwhelmed by managing volumes of data from disparate sources. Additionally, others want to build on your research, and so your results should be shared in a manner that is both understandable and consumable to those who follow.

This one-day workshop provides you with a clear understanding of the key ideas, frameworks, techniques, and tools that can be used to support your humanities research.

Programme details

About Digital Humanities

The digital humanities bring together the humanities and digital technologies. Its goal is the systematic use of digital techniques to support study and research in the humanities.

The Workshop

The digital techniques available for the humanities are growing rapidly.

This workshop provides you with a framework to determine which techniques, and approaches, are appropriate for your activities.

The workshop uses historical textual data in practical activities to demonstrate the principals involved. Additionally, the workshop discusses techniques that can be used with data in other forms of media.

Programme Details

  • Digital humanities introduction
  • Humanities research framework
  • Consuming data
  • Transforming data into information
  • Making sense of it all
  • Presentation & visualisation
  • Digital humanities frameworks
  • Ethics and other considerations

Attending Your Course 

Further details will be emailed to you two weeks ahead of your course, which will include registration information. 

Please get in touch if you have not received this information within five working days of the course start date.  

In the meantime, you may wish to plan your travel: Travel information 


To complete the course, you will be required to attend and participate in all of the sessions on the course in order to be considered for a certificate. Participants who complete the course will receive a link to download a University of Oxford digital certificate. Information on how to access this digital certificate will be emailed to you after the end of the course.

The certificate will show your name, the course title and the dates of the course you attended. You will also be able to download your certificate or share it on social media if you choose to do so.


Description Costs
Standard course fee £545.00


Fees include course materials, tuition, refreshments and lunches. The price does not include accommodation.

All courses are VAT exempt.

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Dr Gareth Digby

Outside of his academic teaching Dr Digby trains and mentors others on the use of system thinking to analyze and assess system-based problems. He focuses on systems architecture and systems engineering relating to the application of computing, networking and communication technologies across multiple industrial and commercial sectors.

Dr Digby has a B.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Wales Swansea. He has held a visiting lectureship in the Department of Computer Science and University of Oxford, as well as lectureships at Swansea University and University of Birmingham.


If you would like to discuss your application or any part of the application process before applying, please click Contact Us at the top of this page.


Level and demands

This workshop is suitable for:

  • Librarians and archivists wanting to understand methods for making collections available through alternative media to a wider audience
  • Researchers wanting to understand techniques to gain additional insight from their sources and collections

A humanities student or researcher will use the workshop to:

- Understand the humanities digital frameworks and processes, enabling the researcher to develop a framework and process for their research.

- Understand techniques for data consumption, data transformation, sense making and preparation, and visualisation, which can be applied to their own research, as appropriate.

- Understand the need for ethics, and other considerations, in digital humanities research.

An archivist or librarian will use the workshop to:

- Understand the humanities digital frameworks and processes, enabling the archivist to understand how a researcher would want to work with an archive.

- Understand techniques for data consumption, data transformation, sense making and preparation, and visualisation, enabling the archivist to consider how their archive materials would be used by researchers applying these techniques.

- Understand the need for ethics, and other considerations, in digital humanities research, and consider how their archive policies enable ethical digital humanities research.


Although not included in the course fee, accommodation may be available at our on-site Rewley House Residential Centre. All bedrooms are en suite and decorated to a high standard, and come with tea- and coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi access and Freeview TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.

To check prices, availability and to book rooms please visit the Rewley House Residential Centre website.