Elections: Deadline VERY soon!

Dear All,

The TEI Members meeting has just kicked off in sunny Evanston.
I’m just reminded that the closing time for our elections is fast approaching, but only a third of our electors have expressed their vote as to last night. Voting is a very important way to influence the life and the future direction of the TEI
This is a call to action:
– If you are a voter, individual or institutional, please vote NOW
– If you are not a voter but know someone that is, please make them to vote
– If you are part of an institution that is a TEI member, please check with the designed voters if they have voted
– If you are part of an institution that is a TEI member, but you don’t know who is the designed voter, please ask us and we will be able to help you to locate them
Vote! Vote! Vote!
Thank you ūüôā
Elena
Elena Pierazzo
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
King’s College London
Department of Digital Humanities
King’s College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London
WC2B 5RL
Professor of Italian Studies and Digital Humanities
Bureau F307
Universit√© de Grenoble 3 ‘Stendhal’
BP 25 38040 Grenoble Cedex 9
Tel. +33 4 76828032

REMINDER: TEI Board/Council voting deadline is October 24

Dear colleagues,

Reminder emails have just been sent via opavote.org to registered electors in the TEI Board and Council elections who have not yet cast their votes. Voting will close at about 15:00 UTC on Friday, October 24 (the TEI Members meeting for business starts at 14:00 UTC, 9 a.m. Chicago time, and voting will be closed at the point in the agenda where results are to be announced).

Refer to http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2014/mm70.xml for candidate statements and information.

Please take the time to vote if you are eligible–the TEI Board and Council together determine the policies, focus, and technical details of the TEI Consortium and the Guidelines.

On behalf of David Sewell, election manager.

Yours in social media,
Paul O’Shea

TEI Tweet Chat

TEITweetChat1
Dear colleagues,

On behalf of myself and the convenors of the Special Interest Group on Correspondence, Peter Stadler, Sabine Seifert, and Marcel Illetschko, you are cordially invited to attend our first TEI Tweet Chat, which will take place on Twitter on Thursday, 09 October, 2014 at 16:00 (GMT+2).

The official hash tags for our TEI Tweet Chat are: #AskTEI and #TEIChat.

Please follow the TEI Consortium (@TEIConsortium) on Twitter if you have not done so already.

We look forward to what will be an engaging discussion with you online.

With best wishes from your social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea
(@pauldoshea)

TEI elections 2014: candidates statements and voting procedures

Dear TEI Community,

We have just sent out the ballots for the 2014 TEI elections. Election information, including the list of the standing candidates is at http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2014/mm70.xml. We are very thankful for the outstanding candidates that have accepted to stand for election, this shows the vitality of our growing community.

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TEI Conference update

Dear Colleague,
I spent some time yesterday and today completing and updating the TEI 2014 Conference site at http://tei.northwestern.edu, and it should have everything on it now, except for links to the full abstracts, which will be added in early October. I’m a great fan of collaborative curation: if you find things that are wrong, unclear, or not there, tell me, and I’ll try to fix them.

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TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.7.0 is released!

Today, Tuesday 16 September 2014, the TEI Consortium has released TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.7.0 (Codename: NinianTheEnlightener). This release introduces some additional recommendations (for example on text directionality) significant corrections to bugs, many publicly submitted feature requests, and especially inconsistencies of all sorts.

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New Editor of JTEI and CFP Issue 9

Dear colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to announce that John Walsh will be taking over from me as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the TEI. Many people will know John from his roles on the TEI Board and the TEI Council. John is an Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University and Editor and Project Director of the Algernon Charles Swinburne Project.

To mark this transition, John will be editing Issue 9 of the Journal, ‘TEI and Materiality’. The Call for Papers is below. I wish John and the other editors of the Journal, Martin Holmes and Ron Van den Branden the very best in the continuing success of the Journal.

* * * *

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Early Registration discount for TEI 2014 conference extended to September 19

We extended the deadline for early registration to September 19 so that it will coincide with the end of the hotel discount at the Hilton Orrington. ¬†Do take advantage of it and remember that the hotel’s deadline is a very immoveable feast.
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TEI Simple

Northwestern University is pleased to announce a matching grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the development of Tei Simple, which seeks to lower the entry barriers to working with TEI documents by combining a new highly constrained¬†¬†and prescriptive subset of the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines with a¬†¬†a “cradle to grave” processing model that associates the TEI Simple schema with explicit and standardized options for displaying and querying texts. A major driver for this project has been the imminent release into the public domain of some 25,000 TEI-encoded texts from Early English Books Online (EEBO), but¬†¬†the project aims more broadly at creating a friendlier and more interoperable environment for working with digital surrogates of books in European languages from the Early modern period into the 20th century.

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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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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 22‚Äď24, 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 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

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

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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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:

Click to access 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

TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.6.0 is released!

Dear TEI Community,

Today, Monday 20 January 2014, your TEI Consortium has released 
TEI P5 Guidelines version 2.6.0 (Codename: Rosetta). This release 
has involved some major changes: some are things the people will 
notice, e.g. where we now enforce things the Guidelines have said 
for a very long time (see publicationStmt below), and others 
might not be noticed by most users but are helping us build 
towards a more robust TEI future, e.g. more for 'pure ODD'. 
Simultaneously we have improved some of the mechanisms through 
which we manage the development of the Guidelines, e.g. with this 
release we have moved to timing them after having given TEI-L 
warning and encouraging the community to proofread the pending 
release. (Thank you to all who sent in corrections.)
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TEI Board/Council 2014 election results

Dear TEI Community,

It is my pleasure to communicate the results of the Elections 2013.
The people elected to serve for a two year term in the Technical Council, in alphabetical order, are:

Fabio Ciotti
James Cummings
Stephanie Gehrke
Martin Holmes
Paul Schaffner
Peter Steadler

The person elected to serve in the Board is:

Elena Pierazzo

Congratulation to all elected people, and the very best wishes for the forthcoming term. And a very heartfelt thank you to all that had accepted to stand for election: your availability has been really appreciated.

Best wishes
Elena

TEI 2014 Members Meeting and Conference: venue and dates

Dear TEI Community,

The Board of the TEI-C is pleased to announce that the 2014 TEI conference and members’ meeting will be hosted by Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in the week starting October 20. Evanston is a Northern suburb of Chicago, 30 minutes by train or subway from the “Loop,” Chicago’s central district.

The TEI Conference will partly overlap and share some programming with the Chicago Digital Humanities and Computer Science Colloquium, a lively regional conference. We hope that this collaborative venture will encourage useful cross-walks and conversations.

Best
Elena [Pierazzo]

CFP: Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

Call for Papers: Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

Selected Papers from the 2013 TEI Conference and Members Meeting

Papers due 30 January 2014

http://journal.tei-c.org/journal

Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative will be selected papers from the 2013 TEI Conference held in Rome. Any paper, poster, demonstration that was presented at the 2013 conference (http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/) can be submitted to this issue.

Submissions will be accepted in two categories: research articles of 5,000 to 7,000 words and shorter articles reflecting poster sessions, lightning presentations, or new tools or services of 2000-4000 words. Both may include images and multimedia content. For further information and submission guidelines please see http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/about/submissions

Closing date for submissions is 30 January 2014. This issue will be guest edited by Airanna Ciula and Fabio Ciotti. The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative is a peer-reviewed open source publication hosted by Revues.org.

Any questions about this issue should be directed to journal-guest-editors-8@tei-c.org

Susan Schreibman

Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

Call for Nominations

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 and Technical Council.¬† Only one position is vacant on the Board, following the recent revision of the bylaws; six positions are vacant on the Council. Nominations for these should be sent to the nomination committee at nominations@tei-c.org¬†by¬†September 10, 2013.¬† The elections will take place via electronic voting prior to the annual Members’ Meeting in October 2013.

Nominations should include an email address for the nominee and should indicate whether the nomination is for Board or Council.

Self-nominations are welcome and common; TEI-C membership is¬†not¬†a requirement to serve on the Board or Council. All nominees should provide a brief statement of interest and biographical paragraph, and notice that, if elected, they will be willing to serve. Example candidates’ biographies from a previous election can be found at <http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2012/mm58.xml>.

  • The TEI-C Board is the governing body for the TEI Consortium, and is responsible for its strategic and financial oversight. The Board conducts its business by email correspondence, occasional telephone conferences, and at its annual meeting, for which travel subsidies are available.
  • The TEI-C Technical Council oversees the technical development of the TEI Guidelines. Candidates for Council should be reasonably experienced users of the Guidelines, and expertise/interest in specific areas is helpful. Council members also evaluate bug reports and feature requests, and have primary responsibility for editing and updating the Guidelines and its release packages.¬† Prospective candidates should be available for subsidized travel to one or two face-to-face meetings annually, and should be able to commit to ongoing work¬† during the course of the year. Candidates may wish to indicate whether you can expect institutional support for your service if elected (e.g., time allowance for service, help with expenses).

For more information on the Board, including a list of current members, please see: <http://www.tei-c.org/About/board.xml>.

For more information on the Council, including a list of current members, please see: <http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Council/index.xml>.

Service in either group is an opportunity to help the TEI grow and serve its members better. If you have ideas about how to make the TEI stronger or can help it do a better job, please nominate yourself! Or, if you know someone who you think could contribute to TEI, nominate him or her.

Thank you,

Lou Burnard (for the TEI nominating committee)

TEI P5 2.5.0 Released

Dear TEI Community,

Owing to some minor processing errors that were found after release 2.4.0 we have made a maintenance release today. After a long string of releases made by others outside of Oxford (to help ensure the knowledge of how to make the releases becomes inculcated in the community), for this minor maintenance release it was decided that University of Oxford’s Sebastian Rahtz would be the release technician for TEI P5 version 2.5.0 (Codename: Op√©ration ‘de Gaulle’). Continue reading

TEI Conference 2013: online registration opened

Dear TEI-L members,

we are pleased to announce that online registration for the TEI
Conference and Members meeting 2013 has now opened. This year’s TEI
Conference is hosted at the University of Roma La Sapienza, Italy,
with the support of AIUCD (Italian Association for Humanities
Computing and Digital Cultures) and will take place from from 2 to 5
October. As usual the Conference is preceded by three days of
workshops and tutorials from September 29 to October 2.

This year’s theme is: The Linked TEI: Text Encoding in the Web. The
programme includes keynote lectures by Allen Renear (professor and
interim Dean at GSLIS) and Marie-Luce Demonet (professor of French
Renaissance literature and director of the Maison des Sciences de
l’Homme Val de Loire), parallel sessions of papers, the annual TEI
business meeting, a poster session/tools demonstration and slam, and
special interest group (SIG) meetings. Details about the programme, as
well as infos about accommodation and local attractions are available
in the Conference website at
http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/.

The rates and the online registration facilities are available at

http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/registration/

We hope to meet you all in Rome!

Cordially,

Fabio Ciotti & Gianfranco Crupi

Local organizers TEI Conference 2013

Issue 5 of the Journal of the TEI published: TEI Infrastructures

I am delighted to announce the publication of Issue 5 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative Initiative. This special issues on TEI Infrastructures was guest edited by Tobias Blanke and Laurent Romary.

The issue contains six articles that deals with the TEI as infrastructure from several different perspectives:

* PhiloLogic4: An Abstract TEI Query System by Timothy Allen, Clovis Gladstone, and Richard Whaling;
* TAPAS: Building a TEI Publishing and Repository Service by Julia Flanders and Scott Hamlin;
* Islandora and TEI: Current and Emerging Applications/Approaches by Kirsta Stapelfeldt and Donald Moses;
* TEI and Project Bamboo by Quinn Dombrowski and Seth Denbo;
* TextGrid, TEXTvre, and DARIAH: Sustainability of Infrastructures for Textual Scholarship by Mark Hedges, Heike Neuroth, Kathleen M. Smith, Tobias Blanke, Laurent Romary, Marc K√ɬľster, and Malcolm Illingworth;
* The Evolution of the Text Encoding Initiative: From Research Project to Research Infrastructure by Lou Burnard

I would also like to publicly thank Kevin Hawkins, who has fulfilled his term of office and has stepped down as the Journal’s founding Managing Editor. Kevin’s editorial acumen, skill in establishing workflows and processes, attention to detail, and knowledge of the TEI was instrumental in establishing the journal.

I would also like to welcome Martin Holmes as the new Managing Editor. Martin began taking over Kevin’s responsibilities with this issue and I have no doubt that he will build on Kevin’s excellent work.

This is also a reminder that Issue 7 is the Journal’s first open call for articles. Articles are due 28 October, so if you were wondering what you might do over your summer holidays, this may just be the project! Details here: http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/index

Susan Schreibman
Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the TEI
http://jtei.revues.org/

Call for Papers: Issue 7, Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

CFP: Issue 7 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

Papers accepted on any theme relating to the TEI

Papers due 28 October  2013

http://journal.tei-c.org/journal

The Editors of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative are delighted to announce a CFP for Issue 7 of the Journal. This is an non-themed issue. We welcome a broad range of articles on any aspect of the TEI.

Submissions will be accepted in two categories: research articles of 5,000 to 7,000 words and shorter articles reflecting new tools or services of 2000-4000 words. Both may include images and multimedia content. For further information and submission guidelines please see http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/about/submissions

Closing date for submissions is 28 October 2013. . The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative is a peer-reviewed open source publication hosted by Revues.org.

We would be delighted to answer any questions about this issue. Please direct them to journal@tei-c.org

Susan Schreibman

Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

-- 
Susan Schreibman, PhD
Long Room Hub Associate Professor in Digital Humanities
School of English
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland

email: susan.schreibman@tcd.ie
phone: +353 1 896 3694
fax:  +353 1 671 7114

check out the new MPhil in Digital Humanities at TCD
http://www.tcd.ie/English/postgraduate/digital-humanities/

Issue 4 of the Journal of the TEI published: 2011 Conference papers

On behalf of the regular editors of the Journal of the TEI, as well as the guest editors for Issue 4, it is my great pleasure to announce the publication of selected papers from the 2011 TEI Conference held in W√ľrzburg, Germany: http://jtei.revues.org/

The issue not only reflects the range of topics addressed at the conference, but highlights the conference theme, Philology in the Digital Age.

My thanks to all editors who made this issue possible, as well as to the authors whose work has make this issue such a success.

with all best wishes

Susan Schreibman
Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the TEI
http://jtei.revues.org/

TEI 2013 Meeting in Rome: Conference website, call for papers

Call for Papers, Posters and Panels

The Linked TEI: Text Encoding in the Web

2013 Annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the TEI Consortium
2-5 October 2013
Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

* Deadline for submissions: March 30, 2013
* Workshop dates (tentative): 30 September – 2 October 2012 (see separate call)

The Programme Committee of the 2013 Annual Conference and Members
Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI ‚Äď http://www.tei-c.org)
Consortium invites individual paper proposals, panel sessions, poster
sessions, and tool demonstrations particularly, but not exclusively,
on the theme, broadly conceived, The Linked TEI: Text Encoding in the
Web.

Conference website: http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/

Submission Topics

Topics might include but are not restricted to:

  • TEI Conceptual Model
  • TEI and semantic features
  • TEI and formal ontologies
  • TEI and semantic annotation
  • TEI and the Semantic Web
  • TEI schemas

Culture and scholarship

  • TEI in different linguistic and cultural traditions
  • TEI in libraries, archives and museums
  • TEI and critical editing/text analysis/text corpora
  • TEI and digital collections
  • TEI and mass digitisation
  • TEI and user studies

TEI Processing Model

  • TEI tools (for analysis and publication) and infrastructures
  • TEI and interchange
  • Interoperability and integration with other technologies and standards
  • TEI and visualisation

The future of the TEI

  • Community and outreach
  • Intellectual and technical challenges
  • Social structure, sustainability and financial model

Submission Types

Individual paper presentations will be allocated 30 minutes: 20
minutes for delivery, and 10 minutes for questions & answers.

Panel sessions will be allocated 1.5 hours and may be of varied
formats, including:
three paper-panels: 3 papers on the same or related topics
round table discussion: 5-8 presenters on a single theme. Ample time
should be left for questions & answers after brief optional
presentations.

Posters (including tool demonstrations) will be presented during the
poster session. The local organizer will provide flip charts and
tables for poster session/tool demonstration presenters, along with
wireless internet access. Each poster presenter is expected to
participate in a slam immediately preceding the poster session.

Submission Procedure

All proposals should be submitted via an online platform, the
availability of which will be announced shortly. Please submit your
proposals by March 30, 2013.

If you don’t have already one, you will need to create an account
(i.e., username and password) in order to file a submission. For each
submission, you may upload files to the system after you have
completed filling out demographic data and the abstract.

Individual paper or poster proposals (including tool demonstrations):
Supporting materials (including graphics, multimedia, etc., or even a
copy of the complete paper) may be uploaded after the initial abstract
is submitted. Submission should be made in the form of an abstract of
750-1500 words (plus bibliography).

Panel sessions (three paper panels): The panel organizer submits a
proposal for the entire session, containing a 500-word introduction
explaining the overarching theme and rationale for the inclusion of
the papers, together with a 750-1500 words section for each panel
member.

Panel sessions (round table discussion): The panel organizer submits a
proposal of 750-1500 words describing the rationale for the discussion
and includes the list of panelists. Panelists need to be contacted by
the panel organizer and have expressed their willingness in
participation before submission.

All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and selected
external reviewers.
Those interested in holding working paper sessions outside the meeting
session tracks should contact the meeting organizers at
meeting@tei-c.org to schedule a room.

Please send queries to meeting@tei-c.org

Conference submissions will be considered for conference proceedings,
edited as a special issue of the Journal of the Text Encoding
Initiative. Further details on the submission process will be
forthcoming.

For the Programme Committee
Arianna Ciula

2013 TEI Conference and Members Meeting Programme Committee:
Marjorie Burghart
Lou Burnard
Fabio Ciotti
Arianna Ciula (chair)
Gianfranco Crupi
Sebastian Rahtz

Issue 6 of TEI Journal: Deadline extended

Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:52:08 +0000
From: “Pierazzo, Elena” <elena.pierazzo@KCL.AC.UK>
To: TEI-L@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU
Subject: [TEI-L] Issue 6 of TEI Journal: deadline extended

Dear TEI Community,

It is my pleasure to communicate that the deadline for the submission of papers for Issue 6 of the TEI Journal has been extended up to the 20th of February. Issue 6 will collect selected contributions of the 2012 TEI Conference.
Please keep in mind that no further extensions will be made.

All the best
Elena and Laura

TEI P5 version 2.3.0 released!

Dear TEI Community,

TEI P5 version 2.3.0 (Codename: Betty White) is now available from all the usual sources, such as the TEI-C website and SourceForge. The debian packages, TEI-C XSL, and oxygen-tei framework will be updated fairly soon. This release introduces both textual and schema-related changes, new features and a significant number of bug fixes. Mostly these are based on bug and feature request tickets submitted to SourceForge by the TEI community. If you notice anything that has changed in error, or want to submit additional changes, please do so on the http://tei.sf.net/ website.

We have continued in our aim of opening up the release process to as many different people on Council and in this case the newly elected Hugh Cayless (NYU Digital Library Technology Services) was the release technician. Able assistance was also given by several other council members on the TEI IRC channel (see http://wiki.tei-c.org/index.php/IRC for more information). As always this has produced a set of notes for how to improve the release process that will be fed back into http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Council/Working/tcw22.xml for future releases. The greatest thanks are due not only to the TEI Technical Council for undertaking the work, but the TEI community for submitting tickets!

A text version of the release notes is below, but a version (with links) is available at: http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/readme-2.3.0.html

Many thanks to all,

James Cummings
(TEI Technical Council Chair)
====

TEI P5 version 2.3.0 release notes

This version of the TEI introduces new features and resolves a number of issues raised by the TEI community. As always, the majority of these changes and corrections are a consequence of feature requests or bugs reported by the TEI community, using the SourceForge tracking system. If you find something you think needs to change in the TEI Guidelines, schemas, tools, or website, please submit a feature request or bug ticket at http://tei.sf.net/ for consideration.

Since the last release (25 October 2012), the TEI Technical Council has closed 93 tickets entered in the SourceForge tracking system. During the same period 77 new tickets have been opened by the community according to https://sourceforge.net/projects/tei/stats/tracker?tracker=&dates=2012-10-25+to+2013-01-17.

Some of the highlights of the TEI P5 2.3.0 release include:

  • The creation of an¬†att.source¬†class resulting from¬†http://purl.org/tei/bugs/3572502¬†in order to standardise the provision of the¬†@source¬†attribute for pointing to one or more sources of a bibliographic reference. Currently, the elements¬†quote,¬†q,¬†writing, and¬†egXML¬†claim membership in this class.
  • A change of the¬†att.sourced¬†class to¬†att.edition¬†(to avoid confusion with the above), and the creation of an¬†@edRef¬†attribute to provide one or more pointers to the source edition in which the associated feature (e.g. page, column, or line break) occurs.
  • The addition of a schematron constraint to check that there is a¬†@type¬†attribute if there is a¬†@subtype¬†attribute; also¬†abbr¬†and¬†title¬†now get their¬†@type¬†from¬†att.typed¬†and so will now get a¬†@subtype¬†attribute as well.
  • The creation of a¬†media¬†element to indicate the location of any form of external media (such as an audio or video clip); also the creation of a new¬†att.media¬†class which provides@width,¬†@height, and¬†@scale¬†attributes.
  • A change to¬†label¬†to claim membership in¬†att.placement¬†(for the¬†@place¬†attribute) and¬†att.typed¬†in response to¬†http://purl.org/tei/fr/3527821
  • A tightening up of the use of morphological elements inside¬†cit¬†necessitating some of them to be wrapped in the¬†gramGrp¬†element in response to¬†http://purl.org/tei/bug/3547289
  • Revising section¬†1.3.1.1.5 on XML Whitespace¬†for further clarity in response to a community contribution.
  • Removal of the default value from the definition of the¬†@marks¬†attribute on¬†quotation. It was decided that a default value is unhelpful since the element is optional and affects the interpretation of the whole document; also the content model of¬†quotation¬†was changed from one or more¬†model.pLike¬†elements to zero or more of these allowing it to not have any child elements.
  • The creation of¬†listPrefixDef¬†and¬†prefixDef¬†to define prefixing schemes used in¬†data.pointer¬†values, showing how abbreviated URIs using the scheme may be expanded into full URIs. This is a powerful mechanism for providing a method allowing full documentation of private URI schemes which are then able to be dereferenced using the information in the¬†prefixDef¬†element. New prose was added to describe this at¬†16.2.3 – Using Abbreviated Pointers
  • A change to elements which claim membership in¬†model.certLike¬†in that this class has been added to the content model of¬†space¬†in response to¬†http://purl.org/tei/bugs/3565137¬†allowing them to now be used here.
  • The¬†@type¬†attribute on¬†biblScope¬†has been deprecated and replaced with a¬†@unit¬†attribute for greater clarity. The¬†@type¬†attribute will be removed at a future release.
  • The¬†locusGrp¬†element has been added to the content model of¬†msItemStruct, giving encoders a choice between¬†locus¬†or¬†locusGrp, in response to¬†http://purl.org/tei/fr/3575433
  • The¬†citedRange¬†element has been added inresponse to¬†http://purl.org/TEI/FR/3555191¬†in order to enable users to document in a bibliographic reference the range within a larger text that is being cited.
  • Many tickets reporting small bugs such as typos, inconsistencies, or places where greater clarity was needed in the Guidelines. The TEI Technical Council would encourage any such reports, so if you spot a problem, please do let us know by filing a bug at¬†http://purl.org/tei/bug.

====

Rome in 2013: TEI Conference / Members’ Meeting

TEI Conference and Members Meeting 2013 will take place in at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. The local committee is chaired by Fabio Ciotti, on behalf of the AIUCD – the Italian Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale, in collaboration with the research Centre DIGILAB Sapienza. The Programme Committee is chaired by Arianna Ciula. News about the Call for Papers will follow shortly.

The Conference and Members’ Meeting will take place from 2 to 5 October, will start with the usual wealth of workshop (CFP to follow) and will include SIG meetings. Please save the date!

It is indeed our great pleasure to be able to hold our annual conference in Italy and in particular in Rome, where the use of TEI has been strong since the TEI’s early days and I really hope many of you will be able to come and enjoy the delights of a rich and vibrant the intellectual environment, the extraordinary artistic treasures of of the Eternal City and the legendary food (I can personally vouch for all of the above!).


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

Official TEI-C Support for TEI P4 to be discontinued

Dear TEI Community,

When the TEI Consortium released TEI P5 version 1.0.0 in November
2007 it promised 5 more years of ongoing support for TEI P4.
We’ve reached the date where we are starting to remove this
support for TEI P4. By this we mean that we will no longer
respond to bug reports concerning it and will de-emphasise it on
the website by moving TEI P4 to the Vault alongside the earlier
versions. The locations for TEI P4 materials on the TEI-C website
will be permanently redirected to a location in the Vault.

This should have little or no effect on completed projects who
have large collections of TEI P4 documents. For ongoing projects,
if you regularly validate against a P4 DTD on the TEI-C website,
the old URLs for the DTDs will permanently redirect to the new
locations in the Vault.

The TEI-C Webmasters, David Sewell and Kevin Hawkins, will be
undertaking this work over the next few weeks. If you have any
questions about how this might affect you, please do ask!

As always, we encourage those starting projects to use the latest
version of the TEI Guidelines and those working with previous
versions of the TEI Guidelines to migrate content to TEI P5 where
feasible. For information on migrating from P4 to P5, see
http://www.tei-c.org/Guidelines/P5/migrate.xml.

Sincerely,

James Cummings
Chair of TEI Technical Council


Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings@it.ox.ac.uk
Academic IT Services, University of Oxford

TEI Board/Council election results

Dear TEI Community,

I’m pleased to announce the results of the TEI elections 2012. This year we had a extraordinarily rich set of candidates, a fact that made the electoral process at once exciting and very difficult as so many valuable and competent people have accepted to stand for election. Our gratitude goes to everybody who accepted this task: a rich set of candidate speaks for the liveliness of the community and its willingness to contribute to make the TEI a better home and better service for everybody. We hope that the unsuccessful candidates will be willing to stand for elections in future.

The people that were elected for the Board of Directors are:

  • Lou Burnard
  • Arianna Ciula
  • John Walsh
  • Glen Worthey

Congratulations! Our deepest gratitude also goes to the outgoing member of the Board, Marin Dacos: thank you very much for you valuable contribution, we hope you will consider to serve for the TEI again in future.
You can see the details of the vote from here: https://opavote.appspot.com/results/678015/0

The people that were elected for the Technical Council are:

  • Syd Bauman
  • Hugh Cayless
  • Elli Mylonas
  • Sebastian Rahz

Congratulations! Our deepest gratitude goes to the outgoing members of the Council: Piotr Banski and Stuart Yates: thank you both so much for your outstanding contribution to the work of the Council, you will be missed.
You can see the details of the vote form here: https://opavote.appspot.com/results/678015/1

We were very pleased with the returns of votes we had this year, which has grown around 40% with respect to previous years. This, we believe, is due to the extreme richness of valuable candidates, but also to the adoption of a new voting system. More informations about the voting system, including a series of XSLT built by David Sewell to elaborate the votes returned by the OpaVote system can be found here: http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2012/mm58.xml#voting

Thank you once again to everybody that stand for elections, to the elected candidates and the outgoing officers: the TEI owe you loads!

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

Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative: Vol. 3 published

On behalf of Susan Schreibman (Editor-in-Chief), Kevin Hawkins (Managing Editor), and our Guest Editors Piotr B√°nski, Eleonora Litta Modignani Picozzi, and Andreas Witt, I am delighted to announce the publication of the third issue of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative: http://jtei.revues.org/

This issue is our first ‚Äúspecial issue‚ÄĚ, focusing on ‚ÄúTEI and Linguistics‚ÄĚ.

We’d like to thank all the authors, reviewers, editors, and our hosts at revues.org (Cl√©o, Marseille, France) for their efforts in bringing this issue to publication.

The Editorial Board of the Journal welcomes feedback at journal@tei-c.org. We also encourage you to start any discussions related directly to these articles on the TEI Mailing List at tei-l@listserv.brown.edu.

Markus Flatscher
jTEI Technical Editor


Markus Flatscher, Editorial and Technical Specialist
ROTUNDA, The University of Virginia Press
PO Box 400314, Charlottesville VA 22904, USA
Courier: 211 Emmet Street South, Charlottesville VA 22903, USA
Email: markus.flatscher@virginia.edu
Web: http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/

TEI P5 version 2.2.0 is released!

Dear TEI Community,

TEI P5 version 2.2.0 (Codename: Primrose Path) is now available from all the usual sources, such as the TEI-C website and SourceForge. The debian packages and TEI-C XSL will be updated soon. This release introduces both textual and schema-related changes, mostly based on bug and feature request tickets submitted to SourceForge by the TEI community. If you notice anything that has changed in error, or want to submit additional changes, please do so on the http://tei.sf.net/ website.

We have continued in our aim of opening up the release process to as many different people on Council and in this case Piotr BaŇĄski (Institut f√ľr Deutsche Sprache in Mannheim and Institute of English Studies at the University of Warsaw) was the release technician. Able assistance was also given by Martin Holmes (University of Victoria) who updated the oxygen-tei package. As always this has produced a set of notes for how to improve the release process that will be fed back into http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Council/Working/tcw22.xml for future releases. The greatest thanks are due not only to the TEI Technical Council for undertaking the work, but the TEI community for submitting tickets!

A text version of the release notes is below, but a version (with links to tickets) is available at: http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/readme-2.2.0.html

Many thanks to all,

James Cummings
(TEI Technical Council Chair)

====
TEI P5 version 2.2.0 release notes

This version of the TEI introduces new features and resolves a number of issues raised by the TEI community. As always, the majority of these changes and corrections are a consequence of feature requests or bugs reported by the TEI community, using the SourceForge tracking system. If you find something you think needs to change in the TEI Guidelines, schemas, tools, or website, please submit a ticket at http://tei.sf.net/ for consideration.
Since the last release (16 June 2012), the Council has closed at least 82 tickets entered in the SourceForge tracking system, from 25 different members of the TEI community (10 more than in the previous release!). Full details may be found at http://tei.sf.net/ and an active list sorted by ticket number is also available. Ticket numbers are also referenced in the subversion ChangeLog, as usual, which records around 490 commits during this period.

1  Schema Changes

Some of the important or interesting schema-related changes include:
* After much discussion, the datatype and usage of the global attribute @rend was clarified. In response to 3519866, a new global @style attribute was created to allow local description of the source document’s appearance using a formal style definition language such as CSS
* Increasingly, the Technical Council is attempting to provide more consistent Schematron constraints for additional validation (3557497, 3548772, 3064757)
* A new <listApp> element was added, along with other improvements for recording critical apparatus (3497356)
* The model.glossLike class was subdivided, to ensure that only members such as <desc>, <precision>, or <equiv> appear in the content of appropriate elements. (3565137)
* The @scheme attribute on <keywords> was made optional (3554050)
* A new att.milestoneUnit class was created to ensure consistency in use of @unit (3537452)
* Tighter restrictions were imposed on the content model of <gi> and <att> (3535672)
* The content model of <table> was changed to allow model.divBottom (footers, etc.) at the bottom (3531957)
* The <idno> element is now allowed inside <person> and <place> (3440977)
* The <lg> element, after much debate, is now allowed inside <p> (3532022)
* In the content model of <editionStmt>, explicit reference to <respStmt> has been replaced with model.respLike for greater flexibility (3439587)
* <biblStruct> can now be used for patent citations: the <monogr> element now allows an <authority> and an <idno> but no <title>, and <imprint> now allows <classCode> and <classRef>. (3513147)

2  Textual Changes

Some of important textual changes in the Guidelines include:
* Correction of typos, clearer explanations, or provision of new examples in various sections of the Guidelines: (e.g. 3576189, 3573757, 3572375, 3571101, 3561766, 3553911, 3552973, 3549757, 3547934, 3545113, 3539329, 3538141, 3537574, 3536504, 3535717, 3522019, 3521714, 3521288, 3519772, and others)
* Standardization of use of em and en dashes in the Guidelines (3471119)
* Clarification on the use of XPath to point to readings from an external apparatus (3497369)
* New section (23.1) added referencing the application/tei+xml IANA-registered media type (3565152)
* Greater clarification of ISO language codes and consistency in our recommendations and use of @xml:lang (3454803)

3  Environment Changes

The TEI Technical Council continually strives to improve the underlying infrastructure used to edit, store, test, and publish the outputs it creates. During this release cycle some of these infrastructure changes include:
* The TEI source code now references its component parts by means of XInclude rather than by using system entities (3547869)
* TEI ODD processing now supports local modification of classes, so an element can claim membership of an attribute class (e.g. att.typed) while still redefining an element provided by the class locally (e.g. the @type attribute’s value list)
* The HTML generated from the Guidelines now uses relative links to make browsing them in the Jenkins continuous integration servers easier (3556966)
* Various improvements to ODD processing, improvements to the TEI build infrastructure, especially in the testing framework and Schematron constraints
* The marking of TEI P4 as ‘deprecated’ in oxygen packages
* Improvements to the handling of exemplars during the build process
* Provision of additional outputs (e.g. JSON and JSONP see release/xml/tei/odd/) as default release items
* Many changes have been made to the TEI-C Stylesheet library to support these changes, fix reported bugs, and provide new features

4  New release of TEI Lite

An updated version of the ever-popular TEI Lite tutorial has been included with this release in the Exemplars directory. This new version has been updated to take advantage of the many new features introduced in the TEI since its first appearance in 1996, but has not changed in its original design goal, of aiming to specify the 50 or so TEI elements likely to be useful to 90% of TEI projects. There are no plans to update this tutorial, but we will continue to check that it remains compatible with future releases.

Sincerely,

James Cummings
Chair of the TEI Technical Council


Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings@it.ox.ac.uk
Research Support, IT Services, University of Oxford

TEI Conference Banquet

The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M University is pleased to announce that it will be holding a banquet for the 2012 Annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the TEI Consortium.

The reception and banquet for the conference and meeting will take place at the Benjamin Knox Gallery and Event Center in College Station on Friday, November 9th, 2012. We are pleased to invite all conference attendees and speakers to the conference reception from 5:30-7:00 PM, where we will be offering two drink tickets for all.

The banquet will be held from 7:00 PM to midnight. We are very excited to announce that Chef Tai will be catering our meal for the night, serving food from 7:00-9:00 PM. Chef Tai is the winner of Food Network’s America’s Favorite Food Truck and the head chef of College Station’s gourmet restaurant Veritas Wine and Bistro. He has agreed to serve us his award-winning gourmet meals from his authentic Texas food truck directly outside the Benjamin Knox Gallery, and he will be offering meat, vegetarian, and vegan options for all guest.

We request that you register for this event at the TEI conference website. We will be charging $50 a head for the banquet meal and gathering for regular attendees and charging $10 a head for all student attendees of member institutions. Please see the below link, and I look forward to seeing you all at this very special event in sunny Texas soon!

http://bit.ly/UEp9PW

-- 
Laura Mandell
Professor of English
Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
Texas A&M University
237 Blocker, MS 4227
College Station, TX 77843-4227
(979) 845-8345
FAX: (979) 826-2292
mandell@tamu.edu

TEI Meeting 2012: Registration Open

What: TEI Members Meeting ‚ÄĒ TEI and the Cloud/Crowd
When: 7-10 November 2012
Where: Texas A&M University at College Station, Texas, USA.

The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC) is very happy to announce that registration for the 2012 Annual TEI Conference and Member’s Meeting, TEI and the Crowd/Cloud, is now open.

The speakers and presentations will run from Thursday, November 8th to Saturday, November 10th with workshops starting Tuesday, Nov. 6, and the TEI Board Meeting as well as an excursion on November 11th. A more detailed schedule can be found at the conference website, and a program is coming soon.

Registration is possible via the TEI Store.

We look forward to seeing you all at Texas A&M University in November! Please directed any questions to the local organizing committee at idhmc.nexus@gmail.com.

Sincerely,
Laura Mandell

Laura Mandell
Professor of English
Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
Texas A&M University
237 Blocker, MS 4227
College Station, TX 77843-4227
(979) 845-8345
FAX: (979) 826-2292
mandell@tamu.edu

TEI 2013 Meeting: Request for Proposals

Call for Bids: TEI Members Meeting and Conference, 2013
Deadline: September 15, 2012

The annual TEI Members’ Meeting and Conference takes place every year in late October or early November. We are now seeking bids to host this event in 2013.

The meeting this year (2012) will take place on November 6-8 at Texas A&M University (US): http://idhmc.tamu.edu/teiconference. Previous meetings have included the following:

  • University of W√ľrzburg, 10-16 October, 2011 Hosted by the University of W√ľrzburg.
  • College Park, Maryland, USA, October 31-November 3, 2008. Hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park.
  • Victoria, Canada, October 27-28, 2006. Hosted by the University of Victoria.
  • Sophia, Bulgaria, October 28-29, 2005. Hosted by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
  • Baltimore, USA, October 22-23, 2004. Hosted by Johns Hopkins University.
  • Nancy, France, November 7-8 2003. Hosted by ATILF.
  • Chicago, USA, October 11-12 2002. Hosted by the Newberry Library and Northwestern University.
  • Pisa, Italy, November 16-17 2001. Hosted by the University of Pisa.

The site of the meeting has typically alternated between Europe and North America, but this is not a fixed rule and exceptions have occurred. We also welcome proposals from other parts of the world, and in particular from areas where new TEI communities are arising.  Preference is given to bids from institutions that are easily accessible to the bulk of our membership.

The meeting format has expanded in recent years to include a conference-style component. Typically this means a three day event with possibilities for pre-and/or post-conference workshops. The host also arranges space for a meeting of the Consortium Board after the conference and members’ meeting.

At this year’s meeting, we will be running eight sessions of refereed papers, two keynote presentations, and a number of posters. The meeting will also host the Consortium’s business meeting and full day workshops for Special Interest Groups. The Consortium Board meets on the Sunday following the meeting. In previous years we have also had pre-conference workshops. Attendance for the last two years has been between 100 and 150. Bids should plan on a similar general format and size, though hosts are free to innovate in consultation with the Consortium.

The TEI Consortium provides some funding to cover the costs of its meeting. Additional costs are usually covered by the host and efforts to locate external sponsorships. Such additional costs commonly include room rental, refreshments, one or more receptions, conference bag or mug, and costs associated with Plenary Speakers. The total budget of the meeting varies from year to year depending on local conditions.

Bids should be sent to Elena Pierazzo (elena.pierazzo@kcl.ac.uk) by September 15, 2012, and should include the following information:

  • The name of the institution(s) making the bid
  • The name, address, email, and telephone number of the contact person
  • A brief description of the facilities available for the event (rooms, equipment, technical support, food)
  • An indication of what financial support, if any, the hosting institution is prepared to give (for instance, sponsoring one or more receptions or pre-meeting workshops; payment of travel expenses for one or more plenary speakers; etc.)
  • Any other details that may be useful in assessing the bid (e.g.¬† the presence of a conference on a related topic at the institution around the time of the meeting; the launch of a new TEI-related initiative at the institution, etc.).

Institutions considering a bid are encouraged to contact the Consortium
to discuss their ideas. The consortium chair is Elena Pierazzo;
other members of this year’s meeting program committee are
Welzenbach, Martin Mueller, James Cummings, Arianna Ciula,
Marjorie Burghart, and Laura Mandell.

All bids will be reviewed by the TEI board, which makes the final
decision.

Thank you very much!


Laura Mandell
Professor of English
Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
Texas A&M University
237 Blocker, MS 4227
College Station, TX 77843-4227
(979) 845-8345
FAX: (979) 826-2292
mandell@tamu.edu

Call for Nominations: TEI Board and Council elections

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 and Technical Council. There will be four terms expiring on the Board and four on the Council. Nominations should be sent to the nomination committee at nominations@tei-c.org by September 27, 2012. Members of the nomination committee this year are David Sewell (chair), James Cummings, and John Walsh. The elections will take place via electronic voting prior to the annual Members’ Meeting in November 2012.

All nominations should include an email address for the nominee and should indicate whether the nomination is for Board or Council.

Self-nominations are welcome and common; TEI-C membership is not a requirement to serve on the Board or Council. All nominees should provide a brief statement of interest and biographical paragraph, and notice that, if elected, they will be willing to serve. Example candidates’ biographies from a previous election can be found at¬†http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2011/mm54.xml. You may wish to indicate whether you can expect institutional support for your service if elected (e.g., time allowance for service, help with expenses).

  • The TEI-C Board is the governing body for the TEI Consortium, and is responsible for its strategic and financial oversight. Board members are expected to attend the annual meeting (travel subsidy from the TEI-C is available), and to participate in occasional conference calls and ongoing tasks during their term of service.
  • The TEI-C Technical Council oversees the technical development of the TEI Guidelines. Candidates for Council should be reasonably experienced users of the Guidelines, and expertise/interest in specific areas is helpful. Council members also evaluate bug reports and feature requests, and have primary responsibility for editing and updating the Guidelines and its release packages. Prospective candidates should be available for subsidized travel to one or two face-to-face meetings annually, and should be able to commit to ongoing work during the course of the year.

For more information on the Board, including a list of current members, please see: http://www.tei-c.org/About/board.xml.

For more information on the Council, including a list of current members, please see: http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Council/index.xml.

While Board and Council members are encouraged to seek institutional support for travel to TEI Board and Council meetings, the TEI Consortium has in the past subsidized such travel for elected Board and Council members and will continue to do so as the budget allows.

Service in either group is an opportunity to help the TEI grow and serve its members better. If you have ideas about how to make the TEI stronger or can help it do a better job, please nominate yourself! Or, if you know someone who you think could contribute to TEI, nominate him or her.

Thank you,

David Sewell (for the TEI nominating committee)

Call for Papers: Journal of the TEI 5

TEI Infrastructures
CFP: Issue 5 of the Journal of the TEI
Submissions due 30 September 2012
http://journal.tei-c.org/

The TEI has proven to be one of the great success stories in the Digital Humanities. It has emerged as the de facto standard for online critical scholarly editions as well as a format that promotes interoperability and exchange. This success has also prompted a new direction in TEI research: the development of infrastructure to support TEI scholarship, comprising workflows, support for collaborative encoding, distributed annotation.

The editors of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, the official journal of the TEI Consortium, are delighted to announce a call for papers for a special issue that focuses on TEI Infrastructures. For this issue, the guest editors (Tobias Blanke and Laurent Romary) welcome articles including:

  • Infrastructures dedicated to the support of TEI-based research
  • Requirements from annotation practices in Digital Humanities using TEI
  • TEI as an Infrastructure across domains
    • Especially the role of the TEI in infrastructural initiatives in the humanities
    • Especially the use of TEI in Infrastructures to support collaborative editing and crowd-sourced editions
  • Dynamic presentation interfaces for TEI-encoded text
  • The TEI as an architectural component within national or international infrastructures (such as DARIAH, Europeana, Project Bamboo, TextGrid, etc.)
  • The TEI as an architectural component in commercial and scholarly digital publishing infrastructures
  • The TEI as a component within digital curation infrastructures
  • Material, political, social, legal, and technical differences between building TEI-enabled tools and building TEI-aware infrastructure

Submissions are accepted in two categories: research articles of 5,000 to 7,000 words and shorter articles reflecting new research or new tools or services of 2000-4000 words. Both may include images and multimedia content. Author guidelines are available at http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, a peer-reviewed open-access publication hosted by Revues.org, is the official journal of the TEI Consortium. Closing date for submissions to this issue is 30 September 2012 with publication expected Spring 2013.

If you have any questions, please contact journal-guest-editors-5@tei-c.org.

-- 
Susan Schreibman, PhD
Long Room Hub Associate Professor in Digital Humanities
School of English
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland

email: susan.schreibman@tcd.ie
phone: +353 1 896 3694
fax:  +353 1 671 7114

check out the new MPhil in Digital Humanities at TCD
http://www.tcd.ie/English/postgraduate/digital-humanities/

TEI Newsfeed move

We’ve been having problems with the TEI-C Newsfeed because the wordpress blog at the TEI SourceForge site was not letting people login. SourceForge are now in the process of getting rid of the ‘hosted apps’ which include the WordPress blog we had there. We have imported the news articles into a blog on https://textencodinginitiative.wordpress.com and hopefully this won’t cause too many problems.

-JamesC

Call for Papers: Journal of the TEI 5

Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 10:26:37 +0100
From: susan schreibman <susan.schreibman@gmail.com>
Subject: CFP: Issue 5 of the Journal of the TEI: TEI Infrastructures

TEI Infrastructures

CFP: Issue 5 of the Journal of the TEI

Submissions due 30 September 2012

http://journal.tei-c.org/

The TEI has proven to be one of the great success stories in the Digital Humanities. It has emerged as the de facto standard for online critical scholarly editions as well as a format that promotes interoperability and exchange. This success has also prompted a new direction in TEI research: the development of infrastructure to support TEI scholarship, comprising workflows, support for collaborative encoding, distributed annotation.

The editors of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, the official journal of the TEI Consortium, are delighted to announce a call for papers for a special issue that focuses on TEI Infrastructures. For this issue, the guest editors (Tobias Blanke and Laurent Romary) welcome articles including:

* Infrastructures dedicated to the support of TEI-based research

* Requirements from annotation practices in Digital Humanities using TEI

* TEI as an Infrastructure across domains

* Especially the role of the TEI in infrastructural initiatives in the humanities

* Especially the use of TEI in Infrastructures to support collaborative editing and crowd-sourced editions

* Dynamic presentation interfaces for TEI-encoded text

* The TEI as an architectural component within national or international infrastructures (such as DARIAH, Europeana, Project Bamboo, TextGrid, etc.)

* The TEI as an architectural component in commercial and scholarly digital publishing infrastructures

* The TEI as a component within digital curation infrastructures

* Material, political, social, legal, and technical differences between building TEI-enabled tools and building TEI-aware infrastructure

Submissions are accepted in two categories: research articles of 5,000 to 7,000 words and shorter articles reflecting new research or new tools/services of 2000-4000 words. Both may include images and multimedia content. Author guidelines are available at http://journal.tei-c.org/journal/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, a peer-reviewed open-access publication hosted by Revues.org, is the official journal of the TEI Consortium. Closing date for submissions to this issue is 30 September 2012 with publication expected Spring 2013.

If you have any questions, please contact journal-guest-editors-5@tei-c.org.

–Susan Schreibman, PhD
Long Room Hub Associate Professor in Digital Humanities
School of English
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland

TEI Meeting 2012: Call for workshops/tutorials

From: “Pierazzo, Elena”
To: TEI-L@listserv.brown.edu
Subject: [TEI-L] TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting – Call for workshops and tutorials

Call for pre-conference workshop and tutorial proposals

TEI and the C(r|l)o(w|u)d
2012 Annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the TEI Consortium
Texas A&M University, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture

* Workshop proposals due Wed 15 May 2012
* Meeting dates: Wed 7 November to Sat 10 November, 2012
* Workshop dates: Mon 5 November to Wed 7 November, 2012 (see separate call)

The TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting will be preceded by educational tutorials or workshops. The goal of the tutorials is to give an opportunity to learn more about the use of TEI markup under the guidance of experienced instructors and practitioners, whereas workshops are an opportunity for specific groups to meet and work together on a TEI related subject.
Workshops and tutorials range in length from a single morning or afternoon to a maximum of two days. Tutorials are run on a cost-recovery basis: a separate fee is charged of participants that is intended to cover the costs of running the tutorial. Workshops are expected to be free of charges.

If you are interested in proposing either a workshop or a tutorial for the 2012 Members’ Meeting and Conference, please submit your proposal as early as possible and before 15 May 2012 via conftool, the availability of which will be announced shortly. Expressions of interest should include as much as possible of the following information (the committee is willing to work with proposers in developing their proposals):
* A proposed topic
* A rationale explaining why this topic is likely to draw sufficient attention to the TEI community
* Preferred length of the event
* Infrastructural requirements
* (In the case of a tutorial) A proposed instructor or slate of instructors including brief
discussion of relevant experience, as well as a preliminary budget of your anticipated costs (if any).
* (In the case of a workshop) A core list of people who are likely to participate, keeping in mind that workshops are by essence open for participation
Organisational and infrastructure costs (e.g. coffee breaks and the like) will be determined later in conjunction with the local organising committee.

Tutorial proposals will be evaluated by the programme committee primarily on the basis of their likely appeal to the TEI community, the quality of the proposed instructors and method of instruction, and cost. The committee will work with selected organizers after this date to refine the details of their proposals.

Please send queries to meeting@tei-c.org.

For the International Programme Committee,

Elena Pierazzo (chair)
——-
Dr Elena Pierazzo
Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Chair of the Teaching Committee
Department of 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 and Members’ Meeting 2012: Call for Papers

Dear TEI Community,

It is my great pleasure to issue the Call for Paper for the forthcoming TEI conference and Members Meeting.

All the best wishes
Elena

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Call for papers and proposals

TEI and the C(r|l)o(w|u)d
2012 Annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the TEI Consortium
Texas A&M University, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture

* Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2012
* Meeting dates: Wed 7 November to Sat 10 November, 2011
* Workshop dates: Mon 5 November to Wed 7 November, 2012 (see separate call)

The Programme Committee of the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Text Encoding
Initiative (TEI – http://www.tei-c.org) Consortium invites individual paper proposals, panel
sessions, poster sessions, and tool demonstrations particularly, but
not exclusively, on digital texts, scholarly editing or any topic
that applies TEI to its research.

Submission Topics

Topics might include but are not restricted to:

  • TEI and Google Books
  • Handicraft vs. Large Scale Digitization: a False Dichotomy?
  • TEI and massive digital collections
  • TEI and Recording Document Corrections
  • TEI and ‚ÄúDirty‚ÄĚ OCR
  • TEI Schemas and Document Publication History
  • Text vs. Document: Can the TEI semantics express both?
  • TEI and text corpora
  • The relation between representation (encoded text) and presentation (visualisation, user-interface)
  • TEI encoded data in the context of quantitative text analysis
  • Integrating the TEI with other technologies and standards
  • TEI as metadata standard
  • TEI as interchange format: sharing, mapping, and migrating data (in particular in relation to other formats or software environments)

In addition, we are seeking proposals for 5 minute micropaper presentations focused on experiences with the TEI guidelines gained from running projects and discussing one specific feature.

Submission Types

Individual paper presentations will be allocated 30 minutes: 20 minutes for delivery, and 10 minutes for questions & answers.

Panel sessions will be allocated 1.5 hours and may be of varied formats, including:

* three paper-panels: 3 papers on the same or related topics

* round table discussion: 5-8 presenters on a single theme. Ample time should be left for questions & answers after brief optional presentations.

Posters (including tool demonstrations) will be presented during the poster session. The local organizer will provide flip charts and tables for poster session/tool demonstration presenters, along with wireless internet access. Each poster presenter is expected to participate in a slam immediately preceding the poster session.

Micropapers will be allocated 5 minutes.

Submission Procedure

All proposals should be submitted via conftool, the availability of which will be announced shortly. Please submit your proposals by May 15, 2012.

If you don’t have already one, you will need to create an account (i.e., username and password) in order to file a submission. For each submission, you may upload files to the system after you have completed filling out demographic data and the abstract.

* Individual paper or poster proposals (including tool demonstrations): Supporting materials (including graphics, multimedia, etc., or even a copy of the complete paper) may be uploaded after the initial abstract is submitted. Submission should be made in the form of an abstract of 750-1500 words (plus bibliography).

* Micropaper: The procedure is the same as for an individual paper, however the abstract should be no more than 500 words. Please be sure the abstract mentions the TEI feature to be presented!

* Panel sessions (three paper panels): The panel organizer submits a proposal for the entire session, containing a 500-word introduction explaining the overarching theme and rationale for the inclusion of the papers, together with a 750-1500 words section for each panel member.

* Panel sessions (round table discussion): The panel organizer submits a proposal of 750-1500 words describing the rationale for the discussion and includes the list of panelists. Panelists need to be contacted by the panel organizer and have expressed their willingness in participation before submission.

All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and selected external reviewers.

Those interested in holding working paper sessions outside the meeting session tracks should contact the meeting organizers at meeting@tei-c.org to schedule a room.

Please send queries to meeting@tei-c.org.

Conference submissions will be considered for conference proceedings, edited as a special issue of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative. Further details on the submission process will be forthcoming.

For the International Programme Committee,

Elena Pierazzo (programme committee chair)

——-
Dr Elena Pierazzo
Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Chair of the Teaching Committee
Department of 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