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Introduction to Text Encoding with TEI

Please note: This is a two-day workshop that consists of 4 3 hour sessions: Thursday 10-1 and 2-5, Friday 9-12 and 1-4. By registering for this event you are committing to all four sessions of the workshop.


Location: This event will take place in Zavitz Hall, Room 318. 


Instructors: Syd Bauman and Sarah Connell, Northeastern University‚Äč



Dissatisfied with Google Books? Curious about digital formats that can communicate scholarly ideas? This seminar offers an intensive exploration of scholarly text encoding, aimed at an audience of humanities scholars, archivists, and digital humanists. We focus on the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines, a magnificent but complex language for representing digital scholarship and the gold standard for rigor in digital texts. Through a combination of hands-on practice, presentation, and discussion, participants will work through the essentials of TEI markup and consider how markup languages make meaning and support scholarship in the digital age. Topics

covered include:

  •       Text markup languages as an instrument of humanities scholarship
  •       Basics of TEI markup: essential text structures and genres
  •       Advanced TEI markup: editorial markup and commentary, details of physical documents, complex structures
  •       Contextual information and metadata

No prior experience is necessary.


Thank you to the University of Guelph Library for the generous support of this workshop.


Thursday, May 4, 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm
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