Call for Participation: 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.

Dates, locations, and 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, September 14-16, 2009;
    application deadline: June 15, 2009. This workshop will focus on the
    encoding of contextual information.
  • University of Maryland, College Park, January 20-22, 2010;
    application deadline: August 1, 2009. This workshop will focus on the
    encoding of manuscript materials.
  • Brown University, April 8-10, 2010; application deadline: November 1,
    2009. This workshop will focus on the encoding of contextual
    information.
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, July 2010 (precise date and deadlines
    TBA). This workshop will focus on the encoding of manuscript
    materials.
  • University 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.
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