Text Encoding for Humanities Scholarship: What, Why, How?

This two-day seminar was held at the University of California at Los Angeles on May 14-15, 2007. It is part of a two-year program of seminars on scholarly text encoding sponsored by the NEH and conducted by the Brown University Women Writers Project. More information about the series is available here. The seminar leaders are Julia Flanders and Syd Bauman.

This seminar is intended as an introductory step, which we hope will encourage some participants to explore text encoding issues more fully on their own or as part of a digital project. Part of the funding for this seminar series goes to provide consultation and advice following the seminar, including assistance with writing grant proposals, advice and assistance on developing TEI schemas and documentation, and guidance on text encoding issues. More information is available at the main seminar page.


A more detailed schedule

Monday, May 14

Session 1: 1 hour: Innovative Research with TEI Documents

Session 2: 2 hours: What is Text Encoding? what is the TEI?

Session 3: 1.5 hours: Basics of XML Encoding with the TEI

Session 4: 2 hours: Hands-on practice and discussion

Tuesday, May 15

Session 5: 1.5 hours: Advanced Encoding with TEI

Session 6: 1.5 hours: Hands-on practice in small groups or individually

Session 7: 1.5 hours: Publishing TEI Documents

Session 8: 1.5 hours: Text Encoding and Humanities Scholarship (Discussion)


The seminar series resource page has links to all the slide sets (whether used in this seminar or not), interesting web sites we may have shown, and useful TEI links