[Hum_Calendar_Events] TEI Workshop: May 14 & 15
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Text Encoding for Humanities Scholarship: What, Why, How?
Julia Flanders and Syd Bauman
Women Writers Project, Brown University
May 14 & 15: 9:00-5:30
UCLA's Biomedical Library (Louise M. Darling)
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How are digital texts used in research? How are they created? How do
text encoding practices impinge upon and affect traditional scholarly
work? What is text encoding, anyway, and why does it matter? Aren't
search engines enough?
This two-day seminar explores the role and significance of the text
encoding in current digital scholarship, aiming to give participants
a thoughtful introduction to the issues and practices surrounding the
creation of scholarly digital texts. It also provides an introduction
to the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines, the widely used
international standard for creating rigorous digital texts for
humanities research. The seminar combines hands-on experimentation
with discussions of encoding theory and strategy, editorial
perspectives, publication methods and tools, and the changing shape
of digital research. Participants will also have the opportunity to
explore practical questions about planning and running digital
humanities research projects.
This seminar is the second in a series of twelve funded by the NEH
and designed by the Brown University Women Writers Project (WWP),
with the goal of helping humanities faculty and students learn about
text encoding in a way that addresses their interests and needs. With
nearly two decades of experience and research, the WWP is
internationally known as a center of expertise in scholarly text
encoding. The project's online collection, Women Writers Online,
serves as a model for issues of text representation and digital
About the instructors:
Julia Flanders is the Director of the WWP and serves as vice-chair of
the TEI Consortium. Her research focuses on the political and social
dimensions of digital humanities scholarship and of text encoding in
particular. She is also the editor of Digital Humanities Quarterly, a
new open-access digital journal.
Syd Bauman is the North American Editor of the Text Encoding
Initiative Guidelines, and the Senior Programmer/Analyst at the WWP.
His work focuses on developing data standards, tools, and digital
materials that reflect the real needs and constraints of humanities
To view the schedule and for more information about this NEH-funded
series, please see http://www.wwp.brown.edu/encoding/seminars/UCLA/
This is a two-day seminar/workshop that combines discussion and hands-on
training using PCs.
We will have 20 computers; participants who attend both days will have
priority when assigning laptops.
To reserve a seat, see the links above, or visit the website:
Email: zoe at ats.ucla.edu with questions.
This event is sponsored by:
UDHIG (UCLA's Digital Humanities Incubator Group
CDH (The Center for Digital Humanities <http://www.cdh.ucla.edu/> ),
UCLA Digital Library Program <http://digital.library.ucla.edu/> ,
ATS (Academic Technology Services <http://www.ats.ucla.edu/> ),
IDRE (Institute for Digital Research and Education
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