[Hum_Calendar_Events] FW: tei workshop: April 21 and 22: Event
CDH Service Desk
cdh at humnet.ucla.edu
Thu Feb 17 09:40:23 PST 2011
We are assessing interest in a two-day TEI-XML workshop/seminar led by Julia Flanders and Syd Bauman of Brown University Women Writers Project. Seating is limited and, if we have more applications than workstations, we will give preference to those for whom this workshop will provide a fundamental advance for their work or study. The workshop will be free to UCLA participants. However, firm commitments to participate both days will allow us to secure the funding needed to provide this opportunity.
WHEN: The workshop will be held April 21st and 22nd at UCLA.
WHAT: The goal of the seminar is to help humanities faculty and students learn about text encoding in a way that addresses their interests and needs. It will include hands-on practice with XML editing software and sample Humanities Encoding Projects. The workshop will address the following questions:
*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 sophisticated 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.
Please RSVP to reserve a place on both days (April 21 and 22 http://www.ats.ucla.edu/cfapps/events/portalcalendar.cfm) and let us know, very briefly (150 characters), how you are using, or intend to use, TEI-XML.
About the instructors:
Julia Flanders is the Director of the WWP and President of the Association for Computers and the Humanities, and serves on the Board of Directors 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 Senior Programmer/Analyst at the WWP, and a long-term contributor to the TEI, formerly serving as North American Editor of the TEI Guidelines. His work focuses on developing data standards, tools, and digital materials that reflect the real needs and constraints of humanities research.
Questions? Email Zoe Borovsky (zoe at ats.ucla.edu)
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