Text Encoding for Humanities Scholarship

This three-day seminar was held at the Miami University of Ohio, in conjunction with the 2008 NINES summer workshop. 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

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

10:00: Welcome and introductions

Session 1, 10:30-11:30: What are digital research materials?

Session 2, 11:30-12:00: About the TEI

Session 3, 1:00-2:30: Basics of XML Encoding with the TEI

Session 4, 3:00-4:30: Hands-on practice and discussion

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Session 5, 9:00-10:30: Concepts of markup for scholarship

Session 6, 11:00-12:00: Challenges of markup for scholarship

Session 7, 1:00-3:00: Designing a custom encoding system with TEI

Session 8, 3:30-4:30: Hands-on practice and basics of CSS

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Session 9, 9:00-10:30: Metadata and contextual information

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

Session 11, 1:00-2:30: Project management

Session 12, 3:00-4:00: Discussion: TEI and NINES

Wrap up, 4:00-4:30: Concluding questions and discussion


Document samples

Handouts and instructions for downloading materials

Element list: PDF and HTML

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

The WWP Guide to Scholarly Text Encoding