Text Encoding for Humanities Scholars

This two-day seminar was held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on October 4-5, 2007, hosted with generous support by the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities. 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

Thursday, October 4

Session 1, 1:00-2:30: Designing a Digital Project: Strategic Considerations

Session 2, 2:45-4:15: What is Text Encoding?

Friday, October 5

Session 3, 8:30-9:45: What and Why is the TEI?

Session 4, 10:00-11:45: The Impact of Digital Texts/ Encoding as Disciplinary Practice

Session 5, 12:00-1:15: Guest lecture / Lunch (Brett Barney, et al.)

Session 6, 1:30-3:00: Publishing TEI Documents

Session 7, 3:15-4:30: Innovative Research with TEI Documents


Document samples

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