Text Encoding Initiative Workshop Part 2: Introduction to Text Encoding

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The Text Encoding Initiative Workshop, Part 2 will include an overview of the principles of text encoding and an introduction to XML (eXtensible Markup Language) and the Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange (TEI), a scholarly markup language expressed in XML.
The TEI provides a theoretical and technical foundation for a great deal of document-focused digital humanities research, including the development of online scholarly editions. Some examples include: Whitman, Twain, Rossetti, Swinburne, Van Gogh, Chymistry of Isaac Newton, EEBO-TCP, Petrus Plaoul, Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. A larger, though by no means exhaustive, list of TEI-based projects is available at http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Projects/.
The workshop will provide an overview of the most common features of TEI, with a focus on prose, verse, drama, and correspondence. The workshop will conclude with a set of hands-on exercises and, if time permits, the encoding of a short text of your choosing.
In the workshop, we will be using the Oxygen XML Editor, which is available for Mac and PC from IUWare under the “Development Tools” category. Please bring your laptop to this workshop with the latest version of Oxygen installed.

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