The Program Committee is pleased to announce its call for proposals for the 18th annual Conference and Members Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI) to be held September 9-13 2018 at Hitotsubashi Hall by the University of Tokyo.
This year’s theme, TEI as a Global Language, is particularly apt since this is the first TEI Conference and Members Meeting outside Europe or North America. All TEI-related proposals for individual papers, panel sessions, posters, and demonstrations are welcome. Special consideration will be given to proposals related to this year’s theme, TEI as a Global Language.
This year’s conference will be held in conjunction with the annual Japanese Association for Digital Humanities Conference from 9-11 September, also hosted by the University of Tokyo, and it is possible to participate in both events. The theme for this year’s JADH is Leveraging Open Data. Further information on JADH2018 is available here. The co-location of both conferences will provide ample opportunities for networking, social events, and cross-pollination of conference themes.
This year’s conference celebrates the global reach of the TEI. Not only is this the first time the conference has been held in Asia, the Guidelines themselves are available in three languages important to the region (Japanese, Chinese, and Korean), reflecting the rich textual scholarship of these linguistic communities (the Guidelines are also available in English, French, German, and Spanish!). The Association of Digital Humanities Organisations recognised the global impact of the TEI on the 30th anniversary of its founding by awarding it the prestigious Antonio Zampolli Prize. The prize is awarded triennially to an individual which has made a significant contribution to the digital humanities as well as a contribution to the advancement of humanities research. This was the first time an organisation received the award. The academic communities that use the Guidelines span, not only the humanities, but the sciences and social sciences: from epigraphy to modernist texts, from the creation of corpora to authoring contemporary scholarship. This year’s conference theme reflects and celebrates the TEI, both as a global community and language.