CFP: Advanced Seminars in TEI Encoding

Applications are invited for participation in a new series of advanced text encoding seminars, sponsored by the Brown University Women Writers Project with generous funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

These seminars assume a basic familiarity with TEI, and provide an opportunity to explore specific encoding topics in more detail, in a collaborative workshop setting. Each seminar will focus on one of two topics:

1. Manuscript encoding: focusing on the detailed challenges of encoding manuscript materials, including editorial, transcriptional, and interpretive issues and the methods of representing these in TEI markup.

2. Contextual information: focusing on TEI methods for formalizing and representing information about context: named entities such as people and places, thematic analysis and keywords, text classification, glossaries and annotations.

These seminars are intended to provide a more in-depth look at specific encoding problems and topics for people who are already involved in a text encoding project or are in the process of planning one. Each event will include a mix of presentations, discussion, case studies using participants’ projects, hands-on practice, and individual consultation. The seminars will be strongly project-based:
participants will present their projects to the group, discuss specific challenges and encoding strategies, develop encoding specifications and documentation, and create encoded sample documents and templates. We encourage project teams and collaborative groups to apply, although individuals are also welcome. A basic knowledge of the TEI Guidelines and some prior experience with text encoding (e.g. an introductory workshop, job experience, etc.) will be assumed.

Travel funding is available of up to $500 per participant.

Application deadlines are below. For information on how to apply, and for more detailed information on each workshop, please visit http://www.wwp.brown.edu/encoding/seminars.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

University of California, Santa Barbara
Hosted by the English Broadside Ballad Archive and the Transliteracies Project September 14-16, 2009 This workshop will focus on the encoding of contextual information.
Application deadline: June 15, 2009
Applicants will be notified by June 30.

University of Maryland, College Park
Hosted by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities January 20-22, 2010 This workshop will focus on the encoding of manuscript materials.
Application deadline: August 1, 2009
Applicants will be notified by September 1.

Brown University
Hosted by the Center for Digital Scholarship April 8-10, 2010 This workshop will focus on the encoding of contextual information.
Application deadline: November 1, 2009
Applicants will be notified by December 1.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Hosted by the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities July 2010 (precise date and deadlines TBA) This workshop will focus on the encoding of manuscript materials.

University at Buffalo
Hosted by the Digital Humanities Initiative at Buffalo October 2010 (precise date and deadlines TBA) This workshop will focus on the encoding of manuscript materials.

University of Maryland
January 2011 (precise date and deadlines TBA) This workshop will focus on the encoding of contextual information.