Advanced TEI Seminar at Brown University: Schedule

General Materials

Wiki for this seminar

Thursday, April 28 (169 Angel Street, room 202)

8:30-9:00 Breakfast

9:00–9:30 Welcome and introductions

9:30–12:00 Session 1: Basic Encoding of ’Ographies (Slides and source)

In this opening discussion we’ll consider the basics of encoding contextual information in TEI, and look at some examples of published projects. We’ll discuss questions including:

  • What kinds of information do readers and users benefit from, and what kinds of options for interaction (searching, analysis, making connections) are most valuable?
  • What are the basic features of “contextual encoding” in the TEI? What are the points of divergence and debate?
  • What kinds of “contextual information” are usefully captured in TEI and what kinds make more sense in other formats? What are the criteria in play?

Links to examples: events & places, people, and a sample XSLT stylesheet that generates KML.

Lunch on your own

1:30–3:00 Session 2: Project Presentations

In this session we’ll have the first group of project presentations:

  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania
  • Modernist Journals Project

3:30–5:00 Session 3: Hands-on Practice

An opportunity for practical experimentation with your own materials.

Group dinner, 6:00

Friday, April 29 (169 Angell, room 202)

8:30–9:00 Breakfast

9:00–12:00 Session 4: Advanced Encoding of Contextual Information (Slides and source)

In this session we’ll look at more challenging kinds of contextual data and at the TEI’s methods for creating your own encoding specification, including the use of generic elements and the application of constraints using TEI customization and Schematron.

Lunch on your own

1:30–3:00 Session 5: Project Presentations

This session will continue with project presentations:

  • Margaret Sanger Papers
  • London Auction Trade

3:30–5:00 Session 6: Hands-on Practice and Customization

More hands-on practice. For those who are interested, we will offer an opportunity to discuss and practice TEI customization.

Saturday, April 30 (169 Angell Street, room 202)

8:30–9:00 Breakfast

9:00–10:30 Session 7: A comparative look at other projects (Slides and source)

10:45-12:00 Session 8: Project Presentations

This session will cover the final set of project presentations:

  • Printing of Shakespeare
  • Center for Digital Humanities, Belgrade

Lunch on your own

1:30–4:00 Session 9: Discussion

Customization, annotation, other topics ad lib.

4:00: Wrap-up (Slides and source)