Text Encoding Fundamentals and their Application

07–11 June 2010
University of Victoria

Julia Flanders, Brown University (Julia_Flanders@Brown.edu)
Syd Bauman, Brown University (Syd_Bauman@Brown.edu)
Martin Holmes, University of Victoria (MHolmes@UVic.ca)

Day 1: Monday 07 June

Session 1: 09:30–12:00
Introduction to Text Encoding

Session 2: 13:30–16:00
Encoding Practice

  • Basic TEI markup (JF) TEI Source, HTML
  • Hands-on practice: basic encoding of a sample document

Day 2: Tuesday 08 June

Session 3: 09:30–12:00
Document Analysis and Advanced Encoding

  • Advanced encoding topics (JF) TEI Source, HTML
  • Hands-on practice: add linking and annotations to sample documents

Session 4: 13:30–16:00
Metadata and Contextual Information

  • Introduction to the TEI header (JF, SB) Sample header (choose “view source” to see markup in browser, or open in oXygen)
  • Encoding contextual and interpretive information (JF, SB) TEI Source, HTML Encoded sample
  • Hands-on: create header and contextual information for sample documents

Day 3: Wednesday 09 June

Session 5: 09:30–12:00
Review and Group Project Discussion

  • Review of encoding questions and issues
  • Discussion of our group project

Session 6: 13:30–16:00
Introduction to CSS; group project encoding

  • Introduction to CSS (SB) TEI Source, HTML
  • Hands-on: create a CSS stylesheet for your document
  • Hands-on: add group project encoding to your document

Day 4: Thursday 10 June

Session 7: 09:30–12:00
Publication Tools

  • Overview of TEI publication methods and tools (SB) TEI Source, HTML
  • Case studies: looking under the hood of digital humanities projects (MH)

Session 8: 13:30–16:00
Customizing and Using the TEI Guidelines

  • Extending and customizing the TEI (SB) TEI Source, HTML
  • Reading the TEI Guidelines (SB)
  • Hands on: create your own customization for sample documents

Day 5: Friday 11 June

Session 9: 09:30–12:00
Final Wrap-up

  • How to get involved in the TEI (JF) TEI Source, HTML
  • Final hands-on, polishing of projects