Text Encoding for Humanities Scholarship

This three-day seminar was held at Texas A&M University on April 17–19, 2009. This seminar 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

Friday, April 17

Session 0, 9:00–09:30: Welcome and introductions

Session 1, 9:30–10:30: Text Encoding and Digital Research

Session 2, 11:00–12:00: About the Text Encoding Initiative

Session 3, 1:00–2:00: Basics of XML

Session 4, 3:30–5:30: Basics of TEI markup, followed by hands-on practice and discussion

Saturday, April 18

Session 5, 9:00–10:30: Advanced Markup Concepts

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

Session 7, 1:00–2:00: Metadata and Contextual Information

Session 8, 2:30–5:30: CSS, hands-on practice and discussion

Sunday, April 19

Session 9, 9:00–10:30: Designing a Custom Encoding System with TEI

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

Session 11, 1:00–2:00: Project Management

Session 12, 2:00–3:00: Final questions and discussion


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.