Advanced TEI Seminar at the University of Maryland: Schedule

General Materials

Wiki for this seminar

Monday, January 17 (MITH seminar room, McKeldin Library, basement level)

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:

  • Manuscripts from the Western Reserve (Rich Wisneski)
  • American Memory Revisited (Juretta Heckscher and Susan Garfinkel)

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

An opportunity for practical experimentation with your own materials.

Group dinner, 6:00

Tuesday, January 18 (MITH seminar room)

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:

  • Victorian Women Writers Project (Michelle Dalmau, Angela Courtney, Elizabeth Munson, Nicholae Cline)
  • Melesina Trench Edition and Archive (Kate Singer)

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.

Wednesday, January 19 (MITH seminar room)

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:

  • Digital Scholarly Edition of the Mishnah (Hayim Lapin, Justin Orr)
  • Diary of Richard Stonley, Folger Shakespeare Library (Heather Wolfe, Jim Kuhn, Michael Poston)

Lunch on your own

1:30–4:00 Session 9: Discussion

Customization, annotation, other topics ad lib.

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