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. As in previous years, we welcome submissions on anything plausibly related to the Text Encoding Initiative,and as stated in the first call for papers ( 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.

The submissions process will be managed through Conftool at the URL

My apologies for the fact that due to various migration issues the conference site itself is still very much a work in progress. I hope it will be substantially complete by the end of this month.

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