Text Encoding for Humanities Scholarship

This two-day seminar was held at the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington on June 16-17, 2008. 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

Monday, June 16, 2008

8:30: Morning refreshments available

Session 1, 9:00-10:30: Text Encoding and Digital Research

Session 2, 11:00-12:00: The Text Encoding Initiative

Session 3, 1:00-2:30: Basics of XML Encoding with the TEI

Session 4, 3:00-5:30: Hands-on practice and discussion

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

8:30: Morning refreshments available

Session 5, 9:00-10:00: Advanced Concepts of Markup for Scholarship

Session 6, 10:30-12:30: Panel: Digital Projects at the University of Washington

Session 7, 1:30-2:15: Designing a Custom Encoding System with TEI

Session 8, 2:45-4:15: Hands-on Practice and Discussion

Session 9, 4:15-5:00: The Impact of Digitization on Scholarship

Wrap-up, 5:00-5:30: Where to go next


Document samples

Instructions for downloading materials

Document analysis worksheet

Element list: PDF and HTML

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