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- Call for Nominations 2018: TEI-C Board, Technical Council, and TAPAS Advisory Board
- Call for Papers – TEI 2018 Tokyo, Japan
- TEI Guidelines – Version 3.3.0
- 2018 and 2019 TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting
- TEI-C and TAPAS Call for Nominations 2017
- TEI Guidelines – Version 3.2.0
- submissions open for 2017 Members Meeting and Conference
- Call for Nominations: Rahtz Prize for TEI Ingenuity
- Call for Hosts: TEI Conference & Members’ Meeting, 2018 & 2019
- First papers of Issue 10 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative now online
- apply to be the new webmaster of the TEI Consortium!
- Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, issue 9
- TEI Consortium/TEI Community Awarded ADHO’s Antonio Zampolli Prize!
- 2016 TEI conference: programme published, early registration ends 15 July
- 2016 ADE conference: “Celebrate the Vibrancy of Documentary Editing”
- nominations reopened until 27 June 2016
- call for nominations to TEI Board and Technical Council and for TAPAS Advisory Board
- CFP for TEI Conference in Vienna
- New Release of the Shelley-Godwin Archive
- Digital Mitford Coding School: June 25-27, 2016
- DayofDH 2016 will take place on April 8th, hosted by LINHD
- Registration Open – Global Digital Humanities Symposium, April 8-9, 2016 @ Michigan State University
- New release: Versioning Machine 5.0
- Job Posting: Assistant Director of the Center of Digital Humanities, Princeton University
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The Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C) invites nominations for election to the TEI-C Board, the Technical Council, and the TAPAS Advisory Board.
The following positions are vacant and up for election: 3 on the Board, 5 on the Council, a number yet to be determined on the TAPAS Advisory Board.
Please submit your nominations to the TEI-C Board Nominating Committee by 1st May 2018 through this form.
More information can be found on the Call for Nominations page.
The Program Committee is pleased to announce its call for proposals for the 18th annual Conference and Members Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI) to be held September 9-13 2018 at Hitotsubashi Hall by the University of Tokyo.
This year’s theme, TEI as a Global Language, is particularly apt since this is the first TEI Conference and Members Meeting outside Europe or North America. All TEI-related proposals for individual papers, panel sessions, posters, and demonstrations are welcome. Special consideration will be given to proposals related to this year’s theme, TEI as a Global Language.
This year’s conference will be held in conjunction with the annual Japanese Association for Digital Humanities Conference from 9-11 September, also hosted by the University of Tokyo, and it is possible to participate in both events. The theme for this year’s JADH is Leveraging Open Data. Further information on JADH2018 is available here. The co-location of both conferences will provide ample opportunities for networking, social events, and cross-pollination of conference themes.
This year’s conference celebrates the global reach of the TEI. Not only is this the first time the conference has been held in Asia, the Guidelines themselves are available in three languages important to the region (Japanese, Chinese, and Korean), reflecting the rich textual scholarship of these linguistic communities (the Guidelines are also available in English, French, German, and Spanish!). The Association of Digital Humanities Organisations recognised the global impact of the TEI on the 30th anniversary of its founding by awarding it the prestigious Antonio Zampolli Prize. The prize is awarded triennially to an individual which has made a significant contribution to the digital humanities as well as a contribution to the advancement of humanities research. This was the first time an organisation received the award. The academic communities that use the Guidelines span, not only the humanities, but the sciences and social sciences: from epigraphy to modernist texts, from the creation of corpora to authoring contemporary scholarship. This year’s conference theme reflects and celebrates the TEI, both as a global community and language.
The TEI Consortium has released version 3.3.0 of the TEI Guidelines (Codename: Johnny Rotten). For more details, please see the release notes.
The TEI Consortium Board of Directors is pleased to announce the next two TEI Conferences and Members’ Meetings.
In 2018, the University of Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan will host the TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting alongside the annual Japanese Association for Digital Humanities Conference. The dates for the TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting are 9-13 September 2018.
In 2019, the University of Graz in Graz, Austria will host the TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting. The dates for the Conference and Members’ Meeting are 16-20 September 2019.
We look forward to seeing you in Tokyo in 2018 and in Graz in 2019.
Posted on behalf of Michelle Dalmau and the Board of Directors.
The Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C) invites nominations for election to the TEI-C Board, the Technical Council, and the TAPAS Advisory Board.
The following positions are vacant and up for election: 2 on the Board, 6 on the Council and 2 on the TAPAS Advisory Board.
Please submit your nominations to the TEI-C Board Nominating Committee by September 13, 2017 through this form.
More information can be found on the Call for Nominations page.
The TEI Consortium has released version 3.2.0 of the TEI Guidelines (Codename: Telstar).
For more details, please see the release notes.
The TEI Consortium (TEI-C) has created the Rahtz Prize for TEI Ingenuity in memory of Sebastian Rahtz, who contributed significantly to the TEI infrastructure. The award is intended to honour Sebastian’s noteworthy technical and philosophical contributions to the TEI, and to encourage innovation in the TEI community. The Rahtz Prize for TEI Ingenuity is awarded to an individual or team judged to have made a significant contribution to the TEI-C’s mission in particular by means of technical innovation. Many members of the TEI community are engaged in exploring new ways of implementing and expanding the coverage of the TEI encoding system. It is hoped that the Rahtz Prize will not only recognize excellent work already completed, but through its celebration and dissemination of nominated works also encourage new projects and fresh approaches. The recipient(s) of the 2017 award will receive $1,000 USD or equivalent.
The TEI community is encouraged to nominate prospective candidates for the Rahtz Prize. Self-nominations will also be accepted. You do not have to be a member of the TEI-C to make a nomination. The TEI community can also contact members of the Awards Panel to facilitate nominations: Gabriel Bodard (email@example.com), Hugh Cayless (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Michelle Dalmau (email@example.com).
Nominations should be submitted through a form, which requires contact information for the nominee, or nominees in the case of a team, a project title, and a brief statement for the nomination: https://goo.gl/forms/o7juxgAJIEAZSeVv2. Nominators will be asked to provide their name and contact details for the record and to ensure they are not robots. These data will not be published or otherwise shared.
The Award Panel will review the nominations and extend invitations for applications by 15 April 2017. Nominees interested in applying will need to submit their application materials by 15 June 2017. For more information about the Rahtz Prize, including the nomination and application process, consult: http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/rahtz.xml.
Nominations are due 1 April 2017 by midnight Hawaii/Aleutian Standard Time (HAST).
The meeting this year will take place on the 11th through the 15th of November 2017 at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The most recent meetings have been held:
- 2016 in Vienna, Austria, hosted by the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (ACDH) and the Austrian Academy of Sciences from 26th to 30th of September
- 2015 in Lyon, France, hosted by the Histoire, archéologie, littératures des mondes chrétiens et musulmans médiévaux (CIHAM) and Histoire et sources des mondes antiques (HISoMA) from 28th to 31st of October
- 2014 in Evanston, Illinois, USA, hosted by Northwestern University from 22nd to 24th of October
- 2013 in Rome, Italy, hosted by Sapienza Università di Roma and Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale from 2nd to 5th of October
The TEI-C attempts to ensure that the annual meeting is held in a variety of locations reflecting the distribution of TEI members and TEI-related activities with particular interest in institutions that have not previously hosted a TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting. As the TEI community continues to grow globally, the TEI-C is committed to inclusivity. We are also committed to supporting conference settings that are safe and welcoming to all.
Local organizers at the host institution(s) are responsible for providing facilities for all conference-related activities, including pre- and post- events, developing the conference web site, producing a collection of abstracts, organizing a conference dinner, and coordinating appropriate social events. The TEI-C Members’ Meeting and Conference attracts approximately 150 participants and spans 2-4 days, depending on the proposals submitted and the workshops offered. The conference is entirely financed through conference registration fees, a $7,000 USD subvention from the TEI-C, and contributions that the Local Conference Organising Committee is able to obtain from sponsors.
The host application requires thorough logistical, fiscal and other information from the prospective meeting host(s) to enable the TEI-C Board of Directors to fully review the applications with special emphasis on:
- the level of support and underwriting (financial and logistical) the institution can offer to ensure the success of the meeting.
- the venue itself and its suitability for a meeting of this size and type.
- the kinds of support the organizers can draw upon locally to ensure the logistical success of the meeting.
Additional information about conference expectations and requirements, including detailed information about the application process can be found: http://members.tei-c.org/hosting.
Prospective hosts are invited to discuss their plans informally with members of the TEI-C Board of Directors (http://www.tei-c.org/About/board.xml) before submitting an application. We are currently in the process of updating conference protocols, sample proposals, etc. Please contact the Chair of the TEI-C Board, Michelle Dalmau, firstname.lastname@example.org, about details not covered in the “Hosting a TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting” documentation (http://members.tei-c.org/hosting).
Applications are due 26 May 2017, and will be reviewed by the members of the TEI-C Board who make the final decisions.
See the journal website. More to come!
Please see more information in the post to TEI-L.
Pardon the late announcement here, but the first few articles of issue 9 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative have been published. Read more in the announcement on TEI-L.
The TEI Consortium (TEI-C) and by extension the TEI Community as a whole have been named the recipient of the Antonio Zampolli Prize to be awarded at the Digital Humanities 2017 conference (http://dh2017.adho.org) in Montréal, Canada. Nancy Ide, Michael Sperberg-McQueen, and Lou Burnard will accept the prize on behalf of the TEI-C and TEI Community. Read more in the announcement on TEI-L.
We are pleased to announce that we have opened registration for the Association for Documentary Editing’s 2016 Conference, “Celebrate the Vibrancy of Documentary Editing,” to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, from August 4-6, 2016. The draft schedule is available here.
There’s still time to nominate candidates for election to the TEI Board of Directors, TEI Technical Council, and the TAPAS Advisory Board. See more in the message to TEI-L.
A call for nominations to the TEI Board and Technical Council and for the TAPAS Advisory Board has been issued on TEI-L.
The 2016 TEI conference will be hosted by the Austrian Centre of Digital Humanities at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, September 28-30. The deadline for paper and poster submissions is May 15. Submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) via ConfTool at https://www.conftool.net/tei2016/ , where you will find more precise instructions. If you submit your proposal well before the deadline you do us and yourself a favour. The Program Committee will notify you of its decisions no later than June 17.
Whatever the theme of a conference, people will submit what they are interested in: the conference will be what you want to make of it. We may want to give it a name once we know what the program looks like. In the meantime we will give equal attention to any submission plausibly related to the Text Encoding Initiative.
We will highlight the work of the Technical Council at this conference and have a plenary session exploring questions the council and membership may have for each other. “Whither TEI?” is a possible name for that particular session.
The conference will offer opportunities for pre-conference workshops on Monday and Tuesday, September 26-27. If you have such proposals write to email@example.com directly, preferably well before May 15. The program committee will review such proposals separately from conference submissions and discuss them with the Local Committee, because they involve both substantive and logistical issues.
A skeletal version of the conference site is now up at http://tei2016.acdh.oeaw.ac.at/ and will acquire more flesh as the weeks go by.
The hashtag for the conference is #teiconf2016. Feel free to share this information with anybody who might be interested in this event.
Dear friends and colleagues,
Please share this information with anyone who may benefit. We’ve scheduled the Digital Mitford Coding School to follow immediately after the Keystone DH Conference (see http://keystonedh.network/2016/) , so we hope the timing may be convenient for people participate in both. Here’s the official invitation to our project’s Coding School with information on how to register:
We invite you to join members of the Digital Mitford project team from Saturday June 25 through Monday June 27, 2016 for the Fourth Annual Workshop Series and Coding School, hosted by the newly established Center for the Digital Text at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. As featured on its public website, http://digitalmitford.org, the Digital Mitford project has two major purposes:
- to produce the first comprehensive scholarly edition of the works and letters of Mary Russell Mitford, and
- to share knowledge of TEI XML and related humanities computing practices with all serious scholars interested in contributing to the project.
Our editing team meets face-to-face to brush up on project methods and make major decisions, and we invite participants and prospective new editors to learn our methods and think with us about project management challenges during the Coding School. Please join us if you want to learn text encoding methods and their applications in the Digital Humanities through hands-on participation in a large-scale digital archive project. We will orient you to coding by giving you hands-on experience with literary and historical documents, from the careful encoding of markings on manuscript material to autotagging enormous and complicated texts with regular expression matching. And we invite you to think with us about how best to build a site interface and visualizations to help explore the data we are gathering on nineteenth-century networks of people, places, and texts.
Our workshops are held at the lovely Pitt-Greensburg campus, recently named one of the five most scenic college campuses near Pittsburgh. This year’s Coding School is part of a series of Digital Humanities events in the Pittsburgh area, as we are coordinating it to follow immediately after the Keystone DH Conference (from June 22-24 ) in Pittsburgh. Our editors will convene in the days preceding the conference, and the Coding School begins immediately afterwards. We expect people to arrive on Friday afternoon or evening June 24 and depart on Tuesday morning June 28 , with our Coding School in session from Saturday morning June 25 through Monday afternoon June 27.
Though we draw our active editors from researchers of 19th-century literature, we hope that all who join the Mitford project (whatever their primary research field) will find good resources for professional scholarly research and publication, and gain beneficial experience for individual projects. Joining our workshop leads to a free first-year membership in the Text Encoding Initiative, the international consortium establishing best practices for encoding of digital texts. We anticipate hosting two kinds of audiences:
1) those who wish to join the Mitford project as active editors, and
2) equally welcome, those who wish to learn our methods to apply them to their own projects.
What we teach and share:
- Discussion of best practices for preparing digital scholarly editions as digital databases
- Textual scholarship and paleography (working primarily with 19th-century manuscript correspondence)
- Participation in an active “dig site” for important data on networks of women writers, theaters, and publishers from the 18th and 19th centuries
- Hands-on learning of text encoding, including the following:
- TEI XML encoding and best practices for project sustainability and longevity
- Autotagging and regular expression matching to prepare digital texts
- Hands-on experience with XPath, code schemas, XSLT, and an XML database
- Perspective on project management and interface development as we work on developing our site interface
- Individual and Group Instruction, working with our Explanatory Guides and Resources, organized and led by an elected member of the TEI Technical Council.
How to register:
Send me an e-mail (at ebb8 at pitt.edu ) by Friday April 8, 2016 , indicating your interest in the Digital Mitford Coding School. A registration fee is required of all who are not actively affiliated as editors with the project:
- Students, Adjunct Instructors, or Independent Scholars: $180
- Full-Time Faculty Members and Librarians: $300
All registration fees are to be paid by check to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, and are due by mail by May 16, 2015. Please mail checks to: The Digital Mitford Project, c/o Elisa Beshero-Bondar, U. of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, 150 Finoli Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601-5804. (Donations to the project above and beyond this amount are, of course, quite welcome.)
Budgeting for the June 2016 Workshops:
- We will cover the costs of residence in suites (with kitchens and good wireless internet) at the Pitt-Greensburg campus and will arrange for licenses for an extended (90-day) period to use our XML editing software .
- We cannot cover the costs of travel to Pitt-Greensburg, but we can and do coordinate rides from the Pittsburgh International Airport, the Latrobe regional airport, and the Amtrak train stations in Pittsburgh and in Greensburg.
- We ask each participant to investigate local funding sources to help cover the costs of travel here.
Thanks, everyone, for reading and sharing with interested parties! We look forward to seeing many new and familiar faces at beautiful Pitt-Greensburg in June. Please feel free to write me with any questions in advance of our application due date of Friday, April 8 .
[Posted by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator on behalf of Elisa Beshero-Bondar.]
To all digital humanists, or people working on digital humanities projects,
Please, save the date and join us for the annual Day of Digital Humanities that will take place on April 8th, 2016.
A Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities (Day of DH) is a project looking at a day in the work life of people involved in digital humanities computing. Every year it draws people from across the world together to document, with text and image, the events and activities of their day. The goal of the project is to weave together the journals of participants into a resource that seeks to answer, “Just what do digital humanists really do?”
This year, the event will be hosted on behalf of centerNet at the Laboratorio de Innovación en Humanidades Digitales (LINHD) in Madrid. For this reason, want to innovate and make the day more collaborative. We will boost multilingual participation and groupal cooperative activities.
We are working on the website now, www.dayofdh2016.uned.es which will be opened for registration soon. If you have any suggestions or ideas in the meantime, please, let us know!
Posted by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator, on behalf of The LINHD team.
Twitter: @dayofdh and #dayofDH
Elena González-Blanco García
Dpto. de Literatura Española y Teoría de la Literatura, Despacho 722
Facultad de Filología, UNED
Paseo Senda del Rey 7
tel. 91 3986873
Registration Open – Global Digital Humanities Symposium, April 8-9, 2016 @ Michigan State University
- Dorothy Kim
- Alex Gil
- Radhika Gajjala
- Hoyt Long
- the practice of digital humanities across linguistic, economic, and technological divides
- digital humanities in the light of current geopolitics
- the environmental impacts of digital humanities research
- the inflection of local accents in the practices and ethics of digital humanities
The Versioning Machine Team are delighted to announce a new release of the Versioning Machine: 5.0 (http://v-machine.org/). The Versioning Machine is a framework and an interface for displaying multiple versions of text encoded according to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines. This new release incorporates a number of new features, including the ability to resize and reorganize text panels, panning and zooming in the image viewer, and text-audio interlinking. Moreover, the Versioning Machine’s underlying code has also been completely revised to make it more compatible with newer technologies.
The new Versioning Machine blog contains also a section called ‘VM in use’. There you will find projects that have used VM in the past. If you are a VM user and you would like that us to link to your edition, please send us a short project description and a link to your project website.
As ever, we welcome feedback on the VM and if you have questions about using it please contact the VM team via the comment page at http://v-machine.org/comments/
[Posted by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator, on behalf of The Versioning Machine Team, E: firstname.lastname@example.org]
Job description: Assistant Director of the Center for Digital Humanities
The Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) at Princeton seeks an Assistant Director to play a leadership role in managing CDH-sponsored projects, fostering a dynamic community for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates, coordinating new initiatives, and participating in the administration of the CDH. The successful candidate will draw upon previous training and experience in digital humanities, project management, grant-writing, and program coordination to help the CDH develop these key areas of activity and outreach.
Reporting to the Associate Director, the Assistant Director, appointed at the rank of Associate Professional Specialist or more senior, will participate in the full slate of CDH-sponsored projects, offering project management support in project incubation, planning, implementation, and conclusion stages. He or she will help coordinate CDH staff work on projects, facilitating team building and monitoring resources. The successful candidate will design and oversee a CDH project portfolio process that ensures alignment with the Center’s strategic vision, priorities and resource allocation. The Assistant Director can serve as PI on internal and external grants.
The Assistant Director will support the Associate Director in ensuring the effective operation of the CDH. Administrative responsibilities will primarily consist of working closely with the Finance and Administrative Coordinator to ensure that project administration and event coordination is handled appropriately.
This position qualifies for 20% R&D time on a project chosen in consultation with the Associate Director.
- Designing and implementing a CDH project management methodology
- Offering project management consultations, training sessions, and workshops
- Grant writing and developing projects and partnerships within and outside the Princeton community (other digital humanities centers, foundations, government grants)
- Leading the Project Manager’s professional seminar
- Tracking and archiving project documentation
- Designing and implementing the CDH project portfolio process
- Serving as liaison, and coordinating programming for, CDH post-doctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates
- Recruiting, training and supervising CDH graduate and undergraduate assistants.
- Managing CDH Postdocs, including postdoctoral researchers hired to work on a particular project in consultation with the CDH
- A PhD in a humanities or digital humanities discipline
- At least 3 years professional experience at a digital humanities initiative or center
- At least 3 years project management experience in an academic or library setting
- Experience working with diverse teams (faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, library staff, technologists, administrators) from various divisions of a university or college
- Experience recruiting, hiring, supervising and overseeing graduate and undergraduate student workers
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The position is subject to the University’s background check policy.
Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information.
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