Intensive Introduction to TEI
GSLIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
February 2009

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


Friday, February 20

Session 0, 16:00–18:00 Introduction to XML. 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 this simple exercise.

Saturday, February 21

Session 1, 09:00–10:00 Introduction to Descriptive Markup and the TEI

Session 2, 10:30–12:00 Basics of TEI Encoding and oXygen

Lunch on your own.

Session 3, 13:30–15:30 Hands-on encoding using participants own texts

Session 4, 15:45–17:00 Advanced encoding features

Sunday, February 22

Session 5, 09:00–10:30 TEI header and contextual information

Session 6, 10:45–12:00 Hands-on encoding and CSS

Lunch: pizza! Join us for pizza, etc., in the kitchen right outside the classroom.

Session 7, 13:30–16:00 Customizing the TEI; more hands-on encoding

Session 8, 16:00–17:00 XSLT and publication tools

Wrap-up, 17:00–17:30 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 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 or Syd.