Early Registration Discount for TEI 2014 Conference Ends August 31st

Dear Colleague,

a quick reminder that the Early Registration discount of 20% for the 2014
TEI conference will end  August 31, 2014.If you register before
that deadline you save yourself a little money, and you give the
conference organizers very useful information about how many people to
plan for. For your sake and ours, please take advantage of the discount
and register at https://www.conftool.net/tei2014/

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ETCL Web Developer / Programmer Job Posting

The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at the University of Victoria is looking for a full-time (35 hours per week) web programmer to work with its team on several initiatives, including:

• developing digital humanities projects within an academic
framework, and

• assisting in the development of plugins and features for an online
journal environment.

The ETCL is a leading-edge Humanities research lab, working on a variety of exciting projects. Self-motivated personalities are essential. Individual development and new ideas are encouraged. Read more about us at

http://etcl.uvic.ca.

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Call for application — internship/position on LMF-TEI

Short-term research internship/position — Comparing and Improving Lexical Representation Standards

Inria is looking for a highly motivated young researcher (PhD or PhD Student) to provide an in-depth analysis of the ISO 24613 (Lexical Markup Framework – LMF) and its current application in both the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) guidelines and the W3C OntoLex initiative.

The researcher’s background and skills should comprise:

- Research interest in lexical information (from a lexicographic, corpus linguistic or computational linguistic viewpoint). The researcher may work on his/her own data.

- Understanding of data modeling in XML and/or OWL, with basic skills in XSLT. Experience with XML schema languages is a plus.

The core activity of the short research stay will be to examine how well the LMF meta-model is reflected in the TEI guidelines and the current OntoLex specification, in order to create a customisation of the TEI guidelines that has at least the same coverage as the Ontolex specification. The work will include gathering lexical samples that could serve as a proof of concept for this customisation.

Salary: may range from 1100€ to 2100€ (after deductions) depending on status and experience

Duration: 5-month employment, starting as soon as possible

Location: Berlin (Germany) with the work contract established in France. Depending on the current location and constraints of the applicant, the precise organisation of work can be subject to further agreements.

Contact: application comprising research CV and motivation letter should be sent tolaurent.romary@inria.fr

Background reading:

Laurent Romary. TEI and LMF crosswalks. Stefan Gradmann and Felix Sasaki. Digital Humanities: Wissenschaft vom Verstehen, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, to appear —http://hal.inria.fr/hal-00762664

Laurent Romary, Werner Wegstein. Consistent modelling of heterogeneous lexical structures. Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, TEI Consortium, 2012 —http://hal.inria.fr/hal-00704511

Lothar Lemnitzer, Laurent Romary, Andreas Witt. Representing human and machine dictionaries in Markup languages. Ulrich Heid. Dictionaries. An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography. Supplementary volume: Recent developments with special focus on computational lexicography, Mouton de Gruyter, 2014 —http://hal.inria.fr/inria-00441215

John McCrae, Dennis Spohr, Philipp Cimiano, “Linking Lexical Resources and Ontologies on the Semantic Web with Lemon”, in The Semantic Web: Research and Applications, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 6643, 2011, pp 245-259

Call for Nominations

Dear members of the TEI community,

The Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C) invites nominations for election to the TEI-C Board (4 positions available) and Technical Council (5 positions available).  Following the recent revision of the bylaws, 5 positions are vacant on the Council and 4 positions are available on the TEI-C Board. Nominations for these should be sent to the nomination committee at nominations@tei-c.org by August 30, 2014.  The elections will take place via electronic voting prior to the annual Members’ Meeting in October 2014.

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3 Open DH Positions in Berlin

Dear Colleagues,

The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) is looking for three Digital Humanities specialists.
Further information (in German) can be found in the detailed job descriptions:

TELOTA (The electronic life of the academy) – full time, fixed-term until 31/12/2015
http://www.bbaw.de/stellenangebote/ausschreibungen-2014/2014-06-30_Ausschreibung_TELOTA_wiMi.pdf

Person data repository – part time, fixed-term for one year
http://www.bbaw.de/stellenangebote/ausschreibungen-2014/2014-06-30_Ausschreibung_PDR_wiMi.pdf

Music Migrations in the Early Modern Age – part time, fixed-term until 31/08/2016
http://www.bbaw.de/stellenangebote/ausschreibungen-2014/2014-06-30_Ausschreibung_MusMig-AV-10-2014_2.pdf

Best regards,
Alexander Czmiel

TEI Members Meeting, 2015 : call for bids

Dear Community,

Arrangements for this year’s annual TEI Members’ Meeting, to be hosted by Northwestern University, in Evanston Illinois, October 2224, 2014 are now well in hand. (see http://tei.northwestern.edu/ for details). The TEI Board is now therefore  starting the planning process for next year’s meeting, to be held some time in the autumn/fall of 2015.

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TEI Hackathon: Report by Elli Bleeker

Name: Elli Bleeker

Twitter: @ellibleeker

Email: elli.bleeker@uantwerpen.be

 

Working group project: ODD visualization

 

Contribution to group project: in comparison with the other participants, my experience with and knowledge of ODD and JSON was limited. Since it is very useful for anyone working with TEI XML to have at least a basic understanding of these concepts, I was happy to join this working group. At first, my contribution was mainly asking -perhaps obvious- questions about ODD. I’d like to think however that these questions helped to narrow down our goal. At least it was necessary to clearly describe the present state-of-the-art, what is missing, and why an ODD visualizer would be a welcome addition. During the workshop, I assisted with the creation of test data (several project-specific ODD, their transformation to flat ODD and subsequently to JSON); contributed on the design of the treemap and participated in the group discussions.

 

Methodology

The general idea and necessity of an ODD visualization was quickly explained, so the group focused on what exactly needs to be visualized and especially, how. The current ODD visualizer of Byzantium does not show the amount of customization. Moreover, it is useful to see on which specific areas the ODD focuses. We were quick in dividing into three smaller groups, each with specific assigned roles depending on our pre-existing knowledge and capabilities.

We decided upon a D3 zoomable treemap for the visualization of the amount of customization. The treemap shows how elements are grouped as well as –by their size or color- to what extent the elements are customized. The zoomable option could also allow to ‘zoom in’ on the customized elements to see the exact changes made.

 

Final Product

For all the deliverables (Google doc, Github, demo…), see the reports of the other group members.

 

Learning Outcomes

It was a very useful experience for me to work on this project. Although from time to time intimidating, the immediate jump from theory to practice was the best way to learn the concept (ODD, flat ODD, TEI schema, JSON, etc…) and to understand the workflow of the different processes. Having to think about the visualization of something that I was not familiar with helped me a great deal in understanding it. Whether the resulting visualization is as clear and useful for others remains to be tested. Nevertheless it is clear that this could be a necessary tool for users of TEI, regardless of their level of experience.

TEI Hackathon: Report by Elena Spadini

Name: Elena Spadini,
Twitter: @spadinelena
Email: elena.spadini@huygens.knaw.nl

Project:  ODD visualization

Contribution: Discussion of the different steps with all the others.

Transformation from .odd to flat odd and then to .json

Contribution to the final design.

Documentation:

All links are available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u77xtS1WncnkjCwR9CpTfOYeW65q7meaXz7PM-Y5Tno/edit#heading=h.6w2vysqik2f4

Conclusions: 

Final Product

http://tei.it.ox.ac.uk/Hackathon/odd/visualizer/index.html

Findings

We first discussed if and why it is interesting to have an ODD visualization. It can be useful both during the transcription stage, during which probably the schema continues to evolve; at the end of the process, to check immediatly and intuitive which are the mark-up “zones” where the customization was mainly working; to compare easily different customizations.

We found that the xslt from .odd to .json doesn’t take into account all datas: for instance, if a list of values for an attribute is closed or not and which are the mandatory ones or the suggested ones.

Learning outcomes

Discover the existence of some resources, as the d3 gallery (https://github.com/mbostock/d3/wiki/Gallery) or the tapasproject.org

Use for the first time new resources, as the different xslt stylesheets for TEI.

Most of all: enjoyng the discussion with scholars with different professional skills and approaches.

 

TEI Hackathon: Report by Raffaele Viglianti

Name: Raffaele Viglianti
twitter: @raffazizzi
The project
We wanted to visualize some aspects of a given ODD specification to aid the creation process, or to help the understanding of someone else’s ODD.
There are some precedent attempts at doing this: Byzantium (http://tei.it.ox.ac.uk/Byzantium/) already visualizes basic information about what your ODD includes or excludes; Gregor Middell’s visualization (http://gregor.middell.net/roma/) already shows relationships between classes and elements in TEI.
We attempted to quantify *how much* an ODD has been customized and show graphically which parts have been curated more and which less.
My contribution
I worked on the architecture of this small app and programmed a scoring system that we previously sketched as a group.
First, the app imports a JSON version of the full TEI P5 ODD; then it imports the compiled ODD of a customization (in JSON).
Second, the ODDs are compared and scoring is calculated for each TEI element. These are the changes affecting the score (in parenthesis there are changes discussed, but not implemented):
* changed element description
* added attribute
* added attribute *value* (e.g. by restricting values for @type) <— this is by far the most common change
* (added elements)
* (added constraint / schematron rule)
* (number of examples provided via <exemplum>)
Finally, the resulting object is passed on to a d3.js component for visualization (Nick worked on that part)
Deliverables
ODD being visualized (prepared by James Cummings): https://github.com/raffazizzi/Hackathon/blob/master/odd/test-odds/james.odd
Findings / goal
ODD is difficult and associate with advanced TEI users. But it needs to be the gateway to TEI and a constant companion to the life of a TEI project. We’ve been trying to figure out whether visualization can make ODD clearer and less daunting. Hard to tell with our simple visualization, but I think we had a consensus in the group that this is the way forward.
Not neglecting the power users, we think that visualizing ODDs can also help understanding other people’s usage of TEI, particularly when operating on a corpus created by someone else (cfr. Syd Bauman’s concept of “blind interchange“).
What did I learn
I learned that there is willingness to make ODD more accessible across the board; that the official JSON conversion from ODD needs improvement; and that underscore.js has some nice functional methods to deal with collections.

TEI Hackathon: Report by Nick Laiacona

Name:

Nick Laiacona, Performant Software Solutions LLC (www.performantsoftware.com)

Working Group Project: 

I worked on the ODD Visualizer project.

Contribution to Group Project:

I adapted the D3 Tree View to work with the data model we developed to characterize the changes to a schema prescribed by a given ODD.

Methodology:
We made use of D3.js, underscore.js, Git Hub, Google Docs. Links to Git repo and our working document are on the TEI Hackathon Wiki page.

Conclusions: 

(i): Deliverable(s)
We produced a working D3 visualization (http://tei.it.ox.ac.uk/Hackathon/odd/visualizer/index.html) and source code for it which is found on GitHub.
(ii): Findings
For me, I didn’t have a specific research question that was addressed by this activity, but nevertheless it was quite worthwhile.
(iii): Learning Outcomes 
I think it was very useful to learn more about ODD structure and capabilities from the experts.

 

 

Edirom Summer School 2014 – Course Program and Registration

Dear colleagues,
please let me inform you about the course program and registration deadline (31 July 2014) of this year’s Edirom-Summer-School (ESS), which will take place 8 to 12 September 2014 at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute (University of Paderborn, Germany). ESS is co-organized by the Virtual Research Group Edirom (University of Paderborn) and the german eHumanities project DARIAH-DE.

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Call for TAPAS project early adopters

The project developers for the TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service (TAPAS) are still seeking TEI project teams to participate as early adopters of the TAPAS service for the next phase of project development.

TAPAS Project Background

TAPAS is the TEI Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service for scholars and other creators of TEI data who need a place to publish their materials in different forms and ensure it remains accessible over time. TAPAS also provides a support community of other project developers and TEI experts enthusiastic about sharing their technical and experiential knowledge of all things TEI.

We invite you to visit tapasproject.org/ for more information on the project, its development, and participation opportunities.

Early Adopter Phase of TAPAS

We are currently transitioning out of the beta testing phase of the project and into an important next phase where we are inviting TEI project teams to begin using the TAPAS service and contribute real projects and collections to the site. By “real” projects and collections, we mean full-fledged TAPAS projects and collections built with non-test TEI data that can remain as live projects on the TAPAS site once TAPAS goes public. As a note, your TEI data need not be fully complete, as your projects will necessarily be works in progress, but this data should not be test or placeholder data.

By launch time, we would like to have at least 35 projects visible with working collections, metadata, and TEI data. Your contributed projects will help demonstrate for future users the capabilities and value of the TAPAS service, and provide a more welcoming environment for people to join. As an early adopter, you will have the wonderful opportunity to showcase your work. Your project would be featured in TAPAS publicity and would receive high visibility as a featured project on the TAPAS site.

Becoming a TAPAS Early Adopter

If you are interested in serving as an early adopter, here’s what we would need you to do:

 

  • Email us (info@tapasproject.org) and we will forward you information on how to access the TAPAS site and create an account
  • create a new TAPAS project with full project information (description, logo, one or more project participants)
  • create at least one TAPAS collection with full collection information (description, metadata, publication settings)
  • upload one or more TEI files for that collection with full metadata, ideally including some fairly detailed subject and genre metadata

 

In order to participate, you will need to have a current TEI membership, either as an individual ($50) or through your institution. Membership provides critical support for both the TEI and TAPAS, so we hope you may consider joining or rejoining if you’re not currently a TEI member.

We hope very much that you will be able to join the TAPAS community of early adopters–if you are able to, please respond to info@tapasproject.organd we will send you more details about how to proceed.

Sincerely,

Ben

 

Benjamin J. Doyle

TAPAS Project Manager

Northeastern University

http://www.tapasproject.org/

Email: Info@tapasproject.org

Twitter: @TAPAS_Project

CFP: Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium

Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy & Practices
6-7 November 2014

The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship at Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library welcomes proposals for panels, papers, and presentations that address pedagogical approaches for using digital tools in humanities, science, and social science classrooms. Submission topics may include (but are not limited to) instructional methodologies and strategies for:

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DiXiT Fellowship in Cologne: “Tool integration in the digital edition” (12 months)

The Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH) at the University of Cologne is offering a Marie Curie fellowship for an Experienced Researcher:

“Tool integration in the digital edition”
(full-time; fixed-term employment for 12 months, starting 1st November 2014).

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Launch of RIDE – Review Journal for Digital Editions

The Institute for Documentology and Scholarly Editing (IDE) is happy to
announce the launch of a new review journal, RIDE. We aim to make
digital editions and resources more visible and to provide a forum in
which expert peers can evaluate and discuss the efforts of digital
editors in order to improve current practices and advance future
developments. It will do so by asking its reviewers to pay attention not
only to the traditional virtues and vices of any edition, but also to
the evolving methodology and its technical implications.

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tei xsl styles 7.18

Dear colleagues,

I have made a new release of the TEI Stylesheets in the usual places;
if you use Debian packages or the TEI framework updater in oXygen,
you’ll see them come over.

amongst other things, this release

* implements the Pure ODD markup more thoroughly
* fixes many small problems in Excel and Word to TEI (you’ve no idea how devious a docx file can be…), thanks to Magdalena Turska
* improves Markdown <-> TEI
* improves WordPress -> TEI (similar unimaginable horrors)

there remains an unresolved error in some ODD processing
(https://github.com/TEIC/Stylesheets/issues/21)

https://github.com/TEIC/Stylesheets is the place to report
errors, and to send in fixes (as some people are doing,
which is great).

Sebastian Rahtz
Director (Research) of Academic IT
University of Oxford IT Services
13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Phone +44 1865 283431

Não sou nada.
Nunca serei nada.
Não posso querer ser nada.
À parte isso, tenho em mim todos os sonhos do mundo.

Job opportunity at NUI Maynooth: Digital Repository of Ireland Developer

The National University of Ireland Maynooth has an exciting opportunity for a developer (either at the postdoc or researcher level) to join an exciting national, multiinstitutional initiative in developing a trusted digital repository. The role at NUIM is in the area of data modelling using metadata schemes and standards (including TEI) common in digital humanities, digital preservation, and digital library projects.

Full particulars are available here
http://humanresources.nuim.ie/vacancies.shtml

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role and the project, please get in touch with me.

with all best wishes

susan


Susan Schreibman
Professor of Digital Humanities
Director of An Foras Feasa
Iontas Building
National University of Ireland Maynooth
Maynooth, Co. Kildare

email: susan.schreibman@nuim.ie
phone: +353 1 708 3451
fax:  +353 1 708 4797

DH@Madrid Summer School, last call!

Dear colleagues,
 
This is the last call to announce the DH@Madrid Summer School, which will take place next week at UNED in Madrid. The course can be followed in person or online with videos and online materials available till 7th july. Discounts are available for members of DH associations and also Friends of Museums. Great prices for students are offered too.
If you are interested in Digital Humanities and want to know more about its main topics and trends, this is your course! Last seats available!
More info available at: www.uned.es/dhmadridsummerschool
Best regards,
 
Elena González-Blanco
Director of DH@Madrid Summer School
Academic Director of LINHD (Laboratorio de Innovación en Humanidades Digltales de la UNED) http://linhd.uned.es

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TEI Paid Assistance

Hello everyone,

I am working on a project that uses TEI to organize some authority data related to a large collection of documents. I need an experienced user of TEI to consult on the project and help troubleshoot some of the issues I’m having. I don’t feel that I am experienced enough to do this alone. I have funding that I can use to pay this person for their time. Below is a description of the tasks I need assistance with. Please let me know if you are interested in this opportunity by emailing jacobhill.mail@gmail.com.

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Cultural Literacy in Europe – Call for papers OPEN!

Dear all,

Below is the call for papers for the first conference of Cultural Literacy in Europe (http://cleurope.eu) – see strand on digital textuality with Digital Humanities related topics.
Please consider submitting a proposal for paper or project presentations and disseminate the announcement.
Best,
Arianna

TEI Critical Edition Toolbox

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to invite you to test a new tool I am developping, called the TEI Critical Edition Toolbox.

The current version of this online application can be found at the address below, but at this “beta testing” stage its access is password-protected:

http://ciham-digital.huma-num.fr/teitoolbox/

If you wish to test the Toolbox, please send me a private message and I will send you the login and password.

You will find below a more detailed description of the purpose and features of the TEI Critical Edition Toolbox.

Best regards,
Marjorie

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The European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) Elections

Dear Colleagues,

Call for nominations to EADH executive committee.

The executive committee of The European Association for Digital
Humanities (EADH) will hold elections for three positions on its
executive committee (see http://eadh.org/about/constitution for
more information) this month and the election committee calls for
nominations.  We note that we are beginning this later than usual and
later than we wished because of a large influx of new members, who
whose voting rights we wished to ensure.

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TEI Conference Update

Dear Colleagues,

Here is an update on the planning for the 2014 TEI Conference, hosted by
Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, October 22-24,2014

The Program Committee has now completed its review of submissions. People
have been notified of the results of the review, and we expect to publish
a conference schedule within the next ten days. There are likely to be a
few changes at the margins, but what you will see on or about “Bloomsday”
(June 16) will be what you get.

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Position Announcement: CLARIN Executive Director

Applications are invited for the post of Executive Director of the CLARIN European Research Infrastructure Consortium.

CLARIN is a pan-European research infrastructure for promoting and supporting the use of language resources and tools in the humanities and social sciences. CLARIN currently has about 25 centres in 10 countries, and has global ambitions and is expected to expand rapidly in the near future. More at http://www.clarin.eu/.

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Career Opportunity

Research Associate – Linked Data
University of Oxford – Oxford e-Research Centre

Closes: 23rd June 2014

We are seeking a Research Associate which is a technical role working on Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies that support research in Digital Humanities, specifically for the ElEPHaT and Transforming Musicology projects. These projects share a need for identifying and semantically linking diverse digital resources (images of books, OCRed text, digital audio, symbolic music representations etc.) and the digital methods and analysis performed over these resources by humanities researchers.

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HTML5 and XML: Mending Fences

A Balisage pre-conference symposium (Monday August 4, 2014)

HTML5 is taking over the Web. XML and XML-based toolsets are used to create, manage, interchange, and manipulate much of the content that is published as HTML5. XMLers and HTML5ers may each find the other more than a little peculiar; but it is time to get past our differences and discuss how our differing strengths can be combined to benefit each other, our users, and the information eco-system as a whole.

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Digital Humanities at Oxford (DHOxSS): TEI Workshop

A reminder that registration for the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) will be closing in less than a month. DHOxSS is an annual event for anyone interested in Digital Humanities. There is still some space on the TEI workshop!

This year’s DHOxSS will be held on 14-18 July 2014.

Register now at: http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/2014/
Promotional video at: http://youtu.be/lBO7kT3D94A

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Upcoming Event: TEI Hackathon DH2014 Worshop

We are inviting applications to participate in the TEI Hackathon full day workshop that will be held on July 7, 2014, as a pre-conference session at DH2014.
The goal of the hackathon is to make significant progress on a few projects during one day of work (from 9am to roughly 5.30pm).

For more information on the possible projects, the programme committee, and the application process, please follow this link.

oXygen XML Editor 16.0

XML Editor 16.0 is now available! According to the release notes, “TEI schema was updated to version 2.6.0 and TEI XSL stylesheets to version 7.11.0″. [http://www.oxygenxml.com/whatisnew16.0.html#16.0Other]. There are various enhancements to editing of XSLT and XML in general, and a feature that allows you the ability to run an XPath expression over multiple files. (For example, over all the files in a project; over all open files; or over files defined in a custom working set.)

It has long been possible to search with or without regular expressions over a project, but not to run an arbitrary XPath and return all lines matching the XPath (so that you can check or edit them from the result set, for example). Now it is. The feature works from both the menu-bar XPath field and from “XPath/XQuery Builder” view.

Final Call for Papers – 2014 TEI Conference

Subject: Final call for papers for the 2014 TEI Conference
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:13:05 +0000
From: Martin Mueller <martinmueller@NORTHWESTERN.EDU>

A gentle reminder that the deadline for submitting papers to the 2014 TEI conference will be April 30. The conference will take place October 22-24 and will be hosted by Northwestern University. It will overlap and share some programming with the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science that will meet at Northwestern on October 23-24, 2014. The deadline for submissions will be April 30, 2014. Continue reading

Social Media Coordinator for the TEI: position available

Dear Community,

The Text Encoding Initiative seeks a motivated volunteer to fill the newly created role of Social Media Coordinator. The successful candidate will maintain the TEI Consortium’s Facebook and Twitter presences and create entries for the blog and newsfeed server, with the purpose of increasing the visibility of the TEI and improving its outreach activities. The role requires knowledge of the TEI and of social media, as well as enthusiasm for both.

The non-stipendiary appointment will be for one year, renewable for another. Reimbursement for expenses may be available for specific activities as approved by the Board of Directors; furthermore funding will be available to attend the annual Members’ Meeting. We will cover individual TEI membership for one, conference registration at member rates, housing at conference rates for the duration, and reimbursement for travel, food and incidentals using the scale and forms published here:

http://www.tei-c.org/Admin/TEI_travel_form.pdf

The work will be conducted in close collaboration with the chairs of the Board and the Technical Council and a commitment to a roughly daily engagement with social media is expected.

If you are interested please get in touch with Elena Pierazzo (elena.pierazzo@kcl.ac.uk) by the 5th of April, providing a letter of motivations and listing past experiences with Social Media and the TEI. The appointment will start as soon as possible after such date.

Best
Elena

Dr Elena Pierazzo
Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Department in Digital Humanities
King’s College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Phone: 0207-848-1949
Fax: 0207-848-2980
elena.pierazzo@kcl.ac.uk
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ddh

TEI Conference 2014: First Call for Papers

Dear Colleague,

This is a first call for submissions of papers and posters for the 2014
TEI meeting, which will be held at Northwestern University, October 22-24,
2014. Northwestern is located in Evanston, a northern suburb of Chicago
with excellent public transportation to Chicago’s “Loop.”

The deadline for submissions will be April 30, 2014. More soon about the
details of the submission process. As in previous years, we welcome
submissions on anything plausibly related to the Text Encoding Initiative,
but we have a special interest in the following topics:

1. The TEI is about text “encoding,” but encoded texts need to be
“decoded” by readers who put the encoding to various uses, increasingly
with the aid of digital tools of one kind or another. What is the
scholarly value added by encoding? What can people do with TEI encoded
texts (and what have they done) that they could not otherwise do or have
done?

2. In 2015 some 25,000 TEI-encoded Text Creation Partnership (TCP) texts
printed before 1700 will be released into the public domain, and another
45,000 texts will be released in the five years to follow, producing by
2020 a deduplicated, structurally encoded, and open source library of just
about every English book printed before 1800. This is a very
consequential event for the documentary infrastructure of Early Modern
Studies in the Anglophone world. It is also an important event for the
TEI.

3. As announced earlier, the TEI meeting will partly overlap and share
some programming with the Chicago Digital Humanities and Computer Science
Colloquium, a lively regional conference. Music will be one of its
featured topics and may be a good topic for shared programming. We will
welcome submissions about TEI and MEI in the context of music in a digital
world.

We have not yet decided on keynote speakers, and I would very much welcome
off-line suggestions about suitable candidates.

With best wishes

Martin Mueller
Chair, Programming Committee, TEI Conference 2014
Professor emeritus of English and Classics
Northwestern University