Taking TEI Further: Teaching with TEI
August 20-22, 2012

Julia Flanders, Brown University (Julia_Flanders@Brown.edu)
Syd Bauman, Brown University (Syd_Bauman@Brown.edu)
Jacqueline Wernimont, Scripps College (jwernimo@scrippscollege.edu)


Petteruti Lounge (Room 201 in Robert Campus Center)


Monday, 20 August

8:40 Breakfast available (pastries and coffee)

Session 0, 9:00–9:15: Welcome and introductions

Session 1, 9:15–10:30: Getting our bearings, review of TEI (slides: HTML, TEI)

  • Tour of a TEI document
  • Where to look things up
  • Areas for further discussion

Session 2, 10:45-12:00: Teaching (with) TEI? (slides: HTML, TEI)

  • What kinds of courses are we teaching or planning?
  • What kinds of assignments are useful and feasible?

→ Lunch on your own

Session 3, 1:30-3:00: Hands-on work on assignments, individual consultations

Session 4, 3:15–5:00: Discussion (small groups)

  • Are you aiming for individualized or convergent encoding from your students?
  • Is the TEI functioning as an interpretive tool or a production tool? Is encoding about process or product?
  • How much do you want your students to learn about the TEI itself?
  • To what extent are we interested in teaching TEI as an example of something larger?

→ Group dinner (voluntary) at Kabob and Curry, 261 Thayer Street

Tuesday, 21 August

8:40 Breakfast available (pastries and coffee)

Session 5, 9:00-10:30: The TEI teaching environment (slides: HTML, TEI)

Session 6, 10:45–12:00: Small group hands-on: Trouble-shooting and explanation

→ Lunch on your own

Session 7, 1:30–3:00: Setting up a TEI teaching environment (slides: HTML, TEI)

  • The role of constraint
  • Overview of TEI customization
  • Demonstration of Roma

Session 8, 3:15–5:00: More customization; hands-on work and consultation

  • Group customization
  • Building templates
  • Hands-on practice: develop a customization and an encoding template

→ Dinner on your own

Wednesday, 22 August

8:40 Breakfast available (pastries and coffee)

Session 9, 09:00–10:15: Output, display, and pedagogy (slides: HTML, TEI)

  • The role of output in pedagogy
  • Introduction to CSS and CSS templates
  • Introduction to XSLT and TEI Boilerplate
  • A few other tools and tricks

Session 10, 10:30–12:00: Hands-on work and consultation

  • Develop a CSS stylesheet
  • Continue work on customization and encoding template

→ Lunch on your own

Session 11, 1:30–3:00: Assessment

  • How do we evaluate and grade work of this kind?
  • What pedagogical outcomes are we looking for?
  • Are we grading the process or the product?
  • What is the role of data modeling in a humanities curriculum? Why teach TEI?
  • How does teaching TEI fit in with our institutional and departmental agendas? How does this affect assessment?
  • What role does TEI play in our students' academic and professional development?

Session 11, 3:00–4:00: Final questions and discussion (slides: HTML, TEI)

  • What resources do we have available to us at our institutions?
  • What other resources are available?
  • What kinds of supporting resources could we develop?


Materials for hands-on can be downloaded as a ZIP archive or as a tarball.

Materials for Download

The resource page has links to all the slide sets (whether used in this workshop 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, Jacque, or Syd.