Intensive Introduction to TEI
Indiana University, February 4-6, 2009

Syd Bauman, Brown University (
Julia Flanders, Brown University (


This is a brief overview. A more detailed schedule is available.

Wednesday, February 4

Session 1, 9:00-10:30 Introduction to XML (optional)

This initial session will provide a background on XML, text encoding, and the use of the <oXygen/> editor we'll be using in class. Anyone who is unfamiliar with XML, has never done any text encoding before, or feels they need a little extra background, should attend this session. This session is optional for anyone who is already familiar with XML. Anyone who is not familiar with the <oXygen/> editor should either attend this session or do the following simple exercise here.

Session 2, 11:00-12:00 Introduction to Descriptive Markup and the TEI

Session 3, 1:30-2:30 Basics of TEI markup

Session 4, 3:00-5:00 Hands-on encoding using participants own texts

Thursday, February 5

Session 5, 9:00-10:30 Advanced encoding features

Session 6, 11:00-12:00 Hands-on encoding practice

Session 7, 1:30-3:00 TEI header and metadata

Session 8, 3:30-5:00 Hands-on encoding and CSS

Friday, February 6

Session 9, 9:00-10:30 Contextual information

Session 10, 11:00-12:00 Hands-on encoding practice

Session 11, 1:30-3:00 Customizing the TEI

Session 12, 3:30-4:30 Hands-on encoding

Wrap-up, 4:30-5:00 The TEI in a library context; how to participate in the TEI and find out more


Materials for Download

The 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

The WWP Guide to Scholarly Text Encoding

Instructor contact information

Send mail to Julia or Syd.