Call for participation: TEI seminar on contextual encoding

We’re now accepting applications for two advanced TEI seminars on representing contextual information:

  • January 17-19, 2011, University of Maryland, hosted by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities MITH).
    Application deadline is November 1, 2010; participants will be  notified by November 15.
  • April 28-30, 2011, Brown University, hosted by the Center for Digital Scholarship.
    Application deadline is February 1, 2011; participants will be  notified by February 15.

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

These seminars assume a basic familiarity with TEI, and provide an opportunity to explore encoding topics in more detail, in a collaborative workshop setting. We will focus 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 part of a series funded by the NEH and conducted by the Brown University Women Writers Project. They 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 will be assumed.

For more information and to apply, please visit

Best wishes, Julia

Julia Flanders
Director, Women Writers Project
Brown University