Outreach and Education Programs

Outreach and education are central to the research mission of the Women Writers Project. Starting in 2003, we have worked to share our methods and experience, which we have developed with support from public funding and the generosity of our subscribers.


The WWP regularly organizes small conferences and colloquia on topics in digital humanities, women's writing, data modeling, digital archives, and other topics related to the WWP's research focus. To receive future conference announcements and calls for papers, please subscribe to the WWP-L discussion list.

Seminars in text encoding and digital humanities

For those who want a thoughtful hands-on introduction to text encoding and digital humanities technologies, the WWP seminars are a good place to start. We offer introductory and advanced seminars, as well as training on specific topics like TEI customization. Seminars are held at Brown and at other institutions; we’d be happy to hold one where you are. Read more


Need help designing a TEI customization, or preparing training materials for your encoding team? The WWP offers informal and formal consultation on the use of TEI in digital scholarship. We are particularly interested in working with small projects or those just getting started, to provide advice and assistance in the early stages of development. Read more


The WWP is a wonderful place to learn about methods and practices of digital scholarship in the context of active project development and research. We offer unpaid internships in a variety of areas, depending on interests and expertise. Interns work directly with WWP staff on real-world projects. Read more

Resources for Teaching and Learning Text Encoding

We offer a number of resources including slide sets, handouts, and lecture notes for those who are interested in learning text encoding or teaching it to others. We also publish a Guide to Scholarly Text Encoding which includes information on text encoding, project design and management, and sample templates and schemas. Read more

Discussion lists

The WWP maintains two public discussion lists. WWP-L is focused on the teaching and study of early women’s writing and is used by the extended WWP community for announcements and discussion. WWP-Encoding is intended chiefly for participants in our text encoding seminars and workshops, and is focused on text encoding questions and projects. Subscription details and links to archives for both lists are available here.