Text Encoding for Humanities Scholarship, University of Washington

Monday, June 16, 2008

9:00 Welcome and introductions

9:30-10:30 Session 1: What are digital research materials? (JF) (Slides)

This introductory session will include presentations and discussion to situate text encoding within the context of scholarly digitization projects. We'll address questions including:

  • What is digitization? what is text encoding?
  • What do they accomplish and how do they change our relationship to scholarly information?
  • What are our research aims and how do different kinds of materials support them?

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00 Session 2: About the Text Encoding Initiative (JF) (Slides)

This session will provide some background on the TEI and its role as a community standard in the digital research landscape, including issues of:

  • Mission and impact
  • Scope
  • How it affects us

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30 Session 3: Basics of XML and TEI markup (SB and JF) (XML Slides, TEI Slides)

This session will introduce the basic concepts of XML and TEI markup. We'll go over the essential XML and TEI vocabulary, and then introduce the essentials of using the <oXygen/> XML editor.

2:30-3:00 Break

3:00-5:30 Session 4: Hands-on practice

In this session participants will work on encoding sample texts. Participants should bring a short sample text of interest; samples will also be provided.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

9:00-10:00 Session 5: Concepts of markup for scholarship (JF) (Slides)

This session will include presentations and discussion on encoding some features of particular importance for scholarly usage, including:

  • variant readings
  • manuscript transcription
  • critical apparatus
  • critical commentary and annotation

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-12:30 Session 6: Panel presentation and discussion: Digital projects at the University of Washington

This session will showcase digital projects at the University of Washington and give participants an opportunity to discuss how digital projects are planned and managed.

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:15 Session 12: Customizing the TEI (SB) (Slides)

This session will present the basic concepts of TEI customization, including questions of when customization is appropriate and necessary, and a demonstration of the TEI's tools for customization.

2:15-2:45 Break

2:45-4:15 Session 8: Hands-on practice and CSS

Slides: source, HTML

This session will focus on more encoding practice, working with the participants' own texts. We'll include a brief discussion of CSS for those who are interested, to enable participants to view styled versions of their encoded materials.

4:15-5:00 Session 9: The Impact of Digitization on Scholarship (JF)

In this session we'll discuss the effects that digital research tools and resources are having, or may have in the future, on humanities scholarship, in light of participants' experience encoding texts.

5:00-5:30 Wrap up (JF)(Slides)

  • What are the next steps?
  • Resources available
  • Final questions