HDR News and Events


Registrations for the Research Bazaar are now open

The Research Bazaar (ResBazSyd 2017) is an event promoting the digital literacy emerging at the centre of modern research. ResBaz Sydney this year will be held at the University of Technology Sydney in July 3-5 at the UTS Business School Building (Building 8), 14-28 Ultimo Rd, Ultimo NSW 2007.

At ResBaz researchers come together to up-skill in next generation digital research tools and scholarship. In the spirit of a marketplace or bazaar, ResBaz is a highly participatory event where researchers from many different disciplines can learn, share knowledge and skills, and have fun!

Researchers at all levels from all disciplines. PhD and research Masters students and early career researchers are especially encouraged to apply.
You don't have to be a student or staff member at UTS, ResBaz is open to anyone involved in research who wants to learn new skills and make new connections.

The ResBaz schedule starts with two days of workshops on July 3rd and 4th. You can choose to sign-up for a 2-day workshop to learn R or Python, or you can mix and match shorter workshops over the two days. The third day is the ResBaz Festival Day, which will include lightning talks and researcher led workshops as well as lots of opportunities to network and learn more about your fellow researchers.

You can add the program to your diary now!

Higher Degree Research Students - Career Skills Week

Higher Degree Research Students - Career Skills Week
18th - 25th May 2017

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to build key career planning, networking and job search skills during the Careers Centre week of events for Higher Degree Research students!

Internationally recognised guest speaker Hugh Kearns will launch the week on 18th May with the Promoting Yourself and Your Research session. Learn key self promotion, networking and communication strategies to ensure your research makes an impact.

You can also register for the Careers Centre's career skills workshops designed to build your career planning, networking, writing applications and interview skills.

Register for the HDR Student Career Skills Week events below. Places are limited!

The Careers Centre offers a range of tailored services, workshops and events to support Higher Degree Research students with their career planning and decision making, job search skills and professional skills development.

Shut Up and Write

Shut Up and Write

All FASS postgraduate research students are invited to participate in the weekly Shut Up and Write [SUAW] writing session meet-up, run by Sophia Davidson Gluyas from the Business School Research Unit starting Friday 24 March from 10am in Room 5040, Abercrombie Building H70.

SUAW is a concept inspired by similar groups among HDR students worldwide to make the act of writing fun and relaxing and the meet-up is recommended by the Thesis Whisperer herself.

Please register your intention to attend by mailing prior to the event on Friday - to come along for coffee, chat and a thousand words!

The Research Bazaar (ResBaz) is coming to Sydney! ResBazSyd 2017 will be held at UTS, 3-5 July.

ResBaz is a FREE event that aims to fill the gap in teaching the digital and data literacies emerging at the centre of modern research. Researchers come together to upskill in next generation digital research tools and scholarship. In the spirit of a marketplace or bazaar, ResBaz is a highly participatory event where researchers from many different disciplines can learn, share knowledge and skills, and have fun! ResBazSyd 2017 is a joint initiative between UTS, the University of Sydney, UNSW and Macquarie University.

Ph.D. students, research Masters students and early career researchers are especially encouraged to attend, however researchers at all levels from all disciplines can attend. We welcome participants from all universities across Sydney, NSW and Australia.

Submit an expression of interest to attend
Registrations aren’t open yet, but if you submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) using the online form below, we will send you an email directly when registration does open. Places are limited so any head start will help! By filling in an EoI you will let us know what topics you’re interested in learning about, and you can volunteer to help with any sessions or to deliver a lightning talk. Submit your EoI here: https://www.research.net/r/resbazsyd.

Find out more info about ResBaz by viewing past events (http://melbourne.resbaz.edu.au/ResBaz2016) or by visiting our website (https://2017.resbaz.com/sydney)

Call-out to postgraduate research students

Registration for the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School is now open!

Do you work in the humanities or support people who do? Are you interested in how digital techniques can help enhance your research?

"The lecturers were true experts, excellent speakers and delightfully enthusiastic about their subjects." DHOxSS 2016 participant

The annual Digital Humanities at Oxford (DHOxSS) summer school runs this year from 3rd-7th July at various central Oxford venues, including St. Anne’s College, the Oxford e-Research Centre and IT Services. It offers training to anyone with an interests in the Digital Humanities, including academics at all career stages, students, project managers, and people who work in IT, libraries and cultural heritage.

Early bird prices are available until 30th April; registration will close at midnight on 18th June. Group discounts are available for groups of 10+, along with discounts for students.

Participants follow one of eight parallel workshop strands throughout the week, supplementing their training with expert guest lectures and masterclasses. Workshop spaces are limited and can get booked up, so early registration is advised to secure your first choice.

Workshop strands for 2017 are:

  • An introduction to Digital Humanities – Expert insights into our digital landscape
  • An introduction to the Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative – Markup for textual research
  • Data Science for the Humanities – Exploring Machine Learning
  • Digital Musicology – Applied computational and informatics methods for enhancing musicology
  • From Text to Tech – Corpus and computational linguistics for powerful text processing in the Humanities
  • Humanities Data: a Hands-on Approach – Making the most of messy data
  • Linked Data for Digital Humanities – Publishing, querying, and linking on the Semantic Web
  • Social Humanities: Citizens at Scale in the Digital World – Social media, citizen science, and social machines

Morning lecture/masterclass topics include using face and pattern recognition on photo archives, computer vision and machine learning for image collections, researching and teaching the legislative history of formal negotiations, creative computing and experimental humanities (Ada Lovelace), and Wikipedia’s sister projects as platforms for Digital Humanities.

There will also be optional evening events (some at additional cost), including a guided tour of Oxford, an evening drinks and poster session at the Weston Library, the TORCH lecture, and an evening at Exeter College. Participants are invited to submit posters for the welcome reception at the Weston Library by Wednesday 19th April.

We are pleased to offer a small number of bursaries for attendance to students and early-career researchers. The aim is for participants to attend the Summer School and then disseminate what they have learnt to others in the field. Bursary applications should be submitted by noon on Friday 31st March.

We look forward to seeing you there,

Directors of DHOxSS,
James Cummings
David De Roure
Pip Willcox

Oxford e-Research Centre
University of Oxford
7 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG
Tel: +44(0)1865 610623