Advanced TEI Seminar at Brown University Schedule

General Materials

Wiki for this seminar

Thursday, April 8 (169 Angell St., room 202)

8:30-9:00 Breakfast

9:00–9:30 Welcome and introductions

9:30–10:15 Session 1: Introduction to ’Ographies

In this opening discussion we’ll do a quick initial review of the basic concepts of representing ontologies in TEI, and take an inventory of the types of contextual information being captured by our projects

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

10:30–12:00 Session 2: Project Presentations

In this session we’ll have the first group of project presentations, focusing on projects that are tackling a broad range of contextual information:

  • Ondine LeBlanc and Suzanne Carroll, Letters and Photography from the Battle Country
  • Lewis Ullman, Texts from the Ohio State University Rare Books and Manuscripts Library
  • Patrick Rashleigh, Kathryn Tomasek, Zephorene Stickney, and Lauren Pfendner, Eliza Bailies Wheaton Diaries and Laban Morey Wheaton Account Books

Lunch on your own

1:30–3:00 Session 3: Group Encoding

In this session we will do a group encoding and discussion of samples from the group’s own projects, considering different approaches and their merits. We’ll focus on persons, biographical information, and personal relationships. Samples to start with:

  • Margaret Hall Diaries, appendix
  • The Opening of the Royal College of Music

3:30–4:30 Session 4: Hands-on Practice

An opportunity for practical experimentation with your own materials.

4:30–5:00 Session 5: Under the Hood

We will end the day with a very quick look at a few published projects that are using contextual information in novel ways.

Dinner at Rasoi around 6:00

Friday, April 9 (169 Angell St., room 202)

8:30–9:00 Breakfast

9:00–12:00 Session 6: Project Presentations

This session will continue with project presentations, focusing on projects that deal with historical context and related documentary materials:

  • Meagan Timney, Working-Class Women Poets Collection
  • Jennifer Stertzer, Papers of George Washington
  • Cara Leitch, The Massacre of the Innocents

Lunch on your own

1:30–3:00 Session 7: Group Encoding

In this session we will continue our group encoding and discussion of samples from the group’s own projects, focusing on the encoding of interconnected sets of contextual data (such as documentary context, location, and events)

3:30–5:00 Session 8: 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 10 (169 Angell St., room 202)

8:30–9:00 Breakfast

9:00–12:00 Session 9: Project presentations

This session will cover the final set of project presentations, focusing on projects that deal with relationships:

  • David Sewell and Susan Perdue, People of the Founding Era
  • Sharon Cogdill, Social Victorians
  • Cassandra Stokes, St. Louis Circuit Court Records

Lunch on your own

1:30–3:00 Session 10: Work Practices, Exchanging and Publishing Data

This discussion will focus on how our projects process and publish data, and what tools and methods we’re using to do this. We’ll have a brief “slam-style” look at each project’s work flow and think about problems like efficiency, information loss, ergonomics.

3:00–4:00 Session 11: Final Questions and Discussion