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call for nominations to TEI Board and Technical Council and for TAPAS Advisory Board

A call for nominations to the TEI Board and Technical Council and for the TAPAS Advisory Board has been issued on TEI-L.

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CFP for TEI Conference in Vienna

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 martinmueller@northwestern.edu 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.

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New Release of the Shelley-Godwin Archive

The Shelley-Godwin Archive is pleased to announce the public release of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound fair copy notebooks, Bodleian MSS. Shelley e.1, e.2, and e.3. Beyond the fair copy of what is arguably Shelley’s greatest poem, these notebooks contain fair copies of his lyric poems “Ode to Heaven” and “Misery.—A Fragment,” as well as his draft translation of Plato’s Ion .

As with our earlier release of the Frankenstein manuscripts, these manuscripts all appear as high quality page images accompanied by full transcriptions, and they are encoded in a schema based upon the Text Encoding Initiative’s guidelines for “Representation of Primary Resources,” enabling researchers, editors, and students to pursue a variety of scholarly investigations. Our encoding captures important aspects of the composition process, tracing the revisionary evolution of primary manuscripts and enabling users to see and search for additions, deletions, substitutions, retracings, insertions, transpositions, shifts in hand, displacements, paratextual notes, and other variables related to the composition process.
Prometheus Unbound, itself, was first published in 1820 in a volume entitled Prometheus Unbound: A Lyrical Drama in Four Acts, With Other Poems. No poem caused PBS more pains to compose or occupied him for so long.  The intermediate fair copy of Prometheus Unbound located in e.1-e.3 served as PBS’s safekeeping copy; and he recorded in it revisions made to the poem after the press transcript had already been sent to England from Italy. It is by now a commonplace that he was extremely dissatisfied with the published text of 1820, the only edition of Prometheus Unbound to appear during his lifetime, for which he was not allowed to read proof. But the “formidable list” of errata he prepared for that text has been lost or destroyed—as has been the press transcript itself, which best would have reflected his intentions for the printed text. The last surviving manuscript ofPrometheus Unbound in PBS’s hand, these notebooks are the necessary starting point for all those who desire to better their understanding of Shelley’s greatest poetic achievement.
For this release, the S-GA team refined the design of the site to improve users’ experience of navigating the rich contents of the Archive. Most notably, the contents of S-GA can all be accessed by Manuscript (with page images ordered by their sequence in the manuscript), or by Work (with page images ordered by their linear sequence in the work, e.g., Acts and scenes). TheFrankenstein manuscript page images have been refactored so that they can be accessed in all of the complicated arrangements and rearrangements through which they have descended to us over time.
Our next planned release for S-GA in late Spring 2016 will increase its contents by an order of magnitude, with several thousand as yet untranscribed page images. We continue to work behind the scenes on opening the Archive to participatory curation.
Posted by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator on behalf of Raffaele Viglianti and Neil Fraistat  Maryland Institute the Technology in the Humanities. 

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Digital Mitford Coding School: June 25-27, 2016

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:

  1. to produce the first comprehensive scholarly edition of the works and letters of Mary Russell Mitford, and
  2. 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.

Who participates?

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:

  1. Students, Adjunct Instructors, or Independent Scholars: $180
  2. 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.]


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DayofDH 2016 will take place on April 8th, hosted by LINHD

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
28040 MADRID
tel. 91 3986873


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Registration Open – Global Digital Humanities Symposium, April 8-9, 2016 @ Michigan State University

Registration is now open!
Global Digital Humanities Symposium
April 8-9, 2016
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
Free and open to the public. Register at http://msuglobaldh.org/registration/
Featured speakers include:
  • Dorothy Kim
  • Alex Gil
  • Radhika Gajjala
  • Hoyt Long
Digital humanities has developed in a range of disciplines and locations across the globe. Initially emergent from initiatives in textual encoding, database building, or critiques of design and media cultures, the field is increasingly drawn together. Present scholarship works at the intersections of what had been disparate approaches. Much digital humanities scholarship is driven by an ethical commitment to preserve and broaden access to cultural materials. The most engaged global DH scholarship values digital tools that enhance the capacity of scholarly critique to reflect a broad range of histories, as well as present geographical and cultural positions. Projects that seek to bring grant resources from the West are often met with well-developed and challenging critiques emergent around the globe from communities deeply engaged in their own cultural preservation, as well as in building relationships with other similarly engaged scholars. This symposium, which will include an extended workshop and a mixture of presentation types, engages squarely with issues of power, access, and equity as they affect scholarship in the digital humanities.
Invited speakers and local presenters at this two-day symposium will address how the interdisciplinary practices of digital humanities can and should speak to the global cultural record and the contemporary situation of our planet. Of particular interest is work relevant to or stemming from challenges in the Global South. The symposium seeks to strengthen networks of exchange among DH scholars nationally and internationally.
Themes and topics of this symposium will include:
  • 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
Find out more about the symposium at http://msuglobaldh.org/about/

Kristen Mapes
Digital Humanities Specialist, College of Arts & Letters
Michigan State University
479 West Circle Drive, Linton Hall 308A
East Lansing MI 48824


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New release: Versioning Machine 5.0

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: versioningmachine@gmail.com]

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Job Posting: Assistant Director of the Center of Digital Humanities, Princeton University

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.


Responsibilities include:


  • 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


Essential Qualifications

  • 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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Job Announcement: Digital Scholarship Librarian, Haverford College


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:


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DH Awards 2015: Voting now open!

Voting for DH Awards is open!

DH Awards 2015 is open for voting at: http://dhawards.org/dhawards2015/voting/ until the end of 27 February 2016. Versions of this announcement in French, Japanese and Spanish are available from the website.

Digital Humanities Awards are a set of entirely open annual awards run as a DH awareness raising activity. The awards are nominated and voted for entirely by the public. These awards are intended to help put interesting DH resources in the spotlight and engage DH users (and general public) in the work of the community. Although the working language of DH Awards is English, nominations may be for any resource in any language. Awards are not specific to geography, language, conference, organization or field of humanities. There is no financial prize associated with these community awards. There were many nominations and the international nominations committee (http://dhawards.org/dhawards2015/committee/) reviewed each nomination. We are sorry if your nomination was not included, or changed category, all decisions are final once voting opens. Please seehttp://dhawards.org/dhawards2015/faqs2015/ for this and other frequently asked questions.

Anyone is allowed to vote, yes anyone, but please only vote once.

Please cast vote by looking at the nominations and following the link to voting form at http://dhawards.org/dhawards2015/voting/before midnight (GMT) on 27 February 2015 when voting will be closed.

Good luck!

[Posted by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator on behalf of Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings@it.ox.ac.uk, Academic IT Services, University of Oxford.]

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HILT2016 Registration is Now Open!

Register NOW

We are delighted to announce that HILT2016 registration is now open. HILT will be held June 13-16, 2016 with special events on June 17th in Indianapolis, IN, USA. Courses for 2016 include:

Building and Sustaining a Digital Humanities Center taught by Julia Flanders
Digital humanities centers are complex, situated ecosystems that operate within many different kinds of constraints. Starting one is difficult; running one is harder; keeping one going for the long term is hardest of all. This class will look at a range of different types of centers, considering a variety of institutional locations, staffing models, funding approaches, and research agendas. Using real-world cases drawn from the international digital humanities context and from class participants, we’ll investigate a series of practical challenges including communication mechanisms, data management planning, fundraising and fiscal strategies, engaging with students, and space planning. The course will give participants an opportunity to develop concrete plans for their own center (real or hypothetical), as well as a broader familiarity with existing models. Participants should be prepared to think through the practical and intelllectual challenges of establishing and maintaining a digital humanities or digital scholarship center. Familiarity with the general landscape of digital humanities will be assumed and will be important for participation.

Digital Pedagogy and Networked Learning taught by Lee Skallerup-Bessette and Amanda Licastro

Many argue digital humanities is about building stuff and sharing stuff, reframingthe work we do in the humanities as less consumptive and more curatorial—less solitary and more collaborative. In this workshop, participants will experiment with ways technology can be used to build learning communities within the classroom, while also thinking about how we can connect our students to a much larger global classroom. We’ll start at the level of the syllabus, thinking about how we organize and structure hybrid courses and digital assignments, before delving into specific tools and critical orientations to technology. Participants should expect that the workshop will be hands-on, collaborative, and iterative; we will be using and building, experimenting with the pedagogy we are learning, making our learning environment as we go. The course has no prerequisites. We will work together across skill levels, experimenting with new tools, while adapting and remixing our pedagogies. This isn’t about digital tricks or gimmicks, but a profound re-examination of how we teach.

Getting Started with Data, Tools, and Platforms taught by Brandon Locke, Thomas Padilla, and Dean Rehberger

Starting a digital humanities research project can be quite intimidating. This course is designed to make that process less so by exploring tools and platforms that support digital humanities research, analysis, and publication. We will begin by reframing sources as data that enable digital research. We will work throughout the week on approaches to (1) finding, evaluating, and acquiring (2) cleaning and preparing (3) exploring (4) analyzing (5) communicating and sharing data. Emphasis will be placed across all stages on how to manage a beginner digital research project in such a way that helps to ensure that your project remains accessible, that the process is well documented, and that the data are reusable. Throughout this course, we will examine several existing projects, and move through the process of collecting, cleaning, and structuring humanities data and sources and plugging them into tools and platforms to analyze, visualize, share, and publish the data and analysis. Exploration of these stages of project-building will include a technical walk-through, as well as an examination of the tools and their underlying methodologies. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own research material to work with, but sample data will be provided.

Humanities Making taught by Jeremy Boggs and Tassie Gniady

The goal of this class is to introduce students to a number of practices associated maker culture in the humanities and to prepare to students to continue to explore the issues surrounding humanities making at their home institutions. We will learn about:  3D object acquisition via photogrammetry using Autodesk’s Memento (currently in beta) for stitching and cleaning of models, 3D printing with the goal of having each student print a model, and fabrication with simple electronics and wearables/textiles. We will also engage in theoretical discussions related to making so that reflection is paired with action. Questions for consideration include: What are best practices to employ in the classroom? How do these differ from research practices? What values are embodies by maker culture? How do 3D objects and their dissemination / placement in digital spaces change understandings of cultural heritage? What is the role of making in the humanities? ​

Humanities Programming taught by Brandon Walsh and Ethan Reed
This course focuses on introducing participants to humanities programming through the creation and use of the Ruby on Rails web application framework. This course will introduce programming and design concepts, project management and planning, workflow, as well as the design, implementation, and deployment of a web-based application. Primary technologies covered in this course will include the command line, Git and GitHub, HTML, CSS, Ruby, Rails, and relational (and non-relational) data stores, though others will be touched upon briefly. Over the course of the week, we will work through the practical implementation of developing and deploying a small-scale web application.

Text Analysis from Object to Interpretation taught by Katie Rawson and Scott Ebersole

While a range of freely available tools and excellent tutorials have made it easier to apply computational text analysis techniques, researchers may still find themselves struggling with questions about how to build their corpus and interpret their results. This course will approach text analysis from object to presentation. It covers not just the moment of feed-machine-text-get-results-back, but the process of managing materials and grappling with the meaning of results. Our class will be as much about the decisions and practices of text mining as about tools or step-by-step processes.

Students who take this course will be able to: Find and prepare texts for analysis; Store, access, and document their text objects and data; Discuss their corpus-building decisions and textual data in ways that are methodologically and disciplinarily sound; Identify appropriate text analysis methods for a given question; Engage in text analysis methods that use word frequency, word location, and natural language processing; Articulate statistical, computational, and linguistic principles — and how they intersect with humanistic approaches to texts — for a few text analysis methods; Present the results of their computational work to non-experts.We will use primarily off-the-shelf tools that you can download or access for free (though we will have one section that will make use of R or Python). In some parts of the course, you will be able to develop your own materials; however, we will primarily work together from shared data sets that the instructors will provide. This course will be appropriate for people at all levels of technical expertise. Students should have administrative rights to load R and other software on their laptop.
Plus courses in GIS and Scalar!

Sponsored student scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students as well as continuing professionals.


Regular: $975

Early Career Scholars and Cultural Heritage Professionals: $775

Student: $550

Registration fees includes admittance to one course, the HILT Ignite and Social, and a HILT swag bag as well as breakfast and lunch in our campus dining hall.

Register NOW

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Rutgers-Camden Digital Studies Center Fellows Program

Each year, the Rutgers-Camden Digital Studies Center invites applications for Digital Studies Fellowships. Fellows commit to teaching one course in the Digital Studies Certificate program while also spending a semester doing research. The DSC welcomes applications from those both within and outside of Rutgers University-Camden. Residency is not required, and fellows can propose online courses. Fellows have the option of teaching and conducting research in a single semester or may elect to split their activities between semesters in an academic year. Applications for the 2016-17 academic year are due February 24, 2016 .
Fellows are required to attend monthly meetings, either in person or virtually, in which they workshop research projects with the Director, the Associate Director, and other fellows. In addition, each fellow will deliver a research presentation to the Rutgers-Camden community.
The Digital Studies Center is an interdisciplinary, collaborative research, development, and education center. The DSC helps kick-start, facilitate, support, and promote projects that are made possible by the convergence of digital technologies with the humanities as well as the arts, natural, and social sciences. The nature of digital studies and the DSC is one of collaboration, so it is our goal to bring faculty and students together across disciplines to work side-by-side. DSC Projects result in theoretical, critical, and practical forms. Furthermore, we offer programming in the form of workshops and project presentations. The DSC also offers a Certificate in Digital Humanities to undergraduates of Rutgers-Camden.
For more information contact Jim Brown at jb1343@scarletmail.rutgers.edu.

Posted by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator on behalf of …

James J. Brown, Jr.

Rutgers University-Camden

Assistant Professor of English
Director, Digital Studies Center
Fine Arts Building
Room 213

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REMINDER! MMSDA Applications open: last days

This is just a reminder that applications for MMSDA will close in a week (22 February). We particularly encourage applications for the Modern manuscripts strands (which includes correspondence and archival documents), but there are still possibilities also for Medievalists. For further details see http://dixit.uni-koeln.de/mmsda/
[Posted by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator on behalf of Elena Pierazzo.]
Elena Pierazzo
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
King’s College London
Department of Digital Humanities
King’s College London
26-29 Drury Lane

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Job Announcement: Digital Humanities Librarian, San Diego State University

San Diego State University: Library and Information Access

This is an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking individual to collaborate with SDSU’s Digital Humanities Initiative to envision and develop digital scholarship services at SDSU. This position will help build on one of SDSU’s Areas of Excellence, “Digital Humanities and Global Diversity,” which generates humanistic critical research with a specific focus on diversity. This position is appointed at the Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian rank, depending on qualifications.

The successful candidate will:
This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by  March 8, 2016 . Applicants must apply via Interfolio. Anticipated start date is August 2016.
[Posted by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator, on behalf of Adam Hammond, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature San Diego State University (ahammond@mail.sdsu.edu)]

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JTEI Issue 8 Announcement

[Posted on behalf of John A. Walsh by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator.]

Dear TEI Community,
I am pleased to announce the publication of Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative. Please join me in thanking our wonderful Guest Editors, Arianna Ciula and Fabio Ciotti. The full announcement of issue 8 follows.
John A. Walsh
General Editor, Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative


Dear colleagues and friends,

The editorial team behind the production of issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (Selected Papers from the 2013 TEI Conference) is very pleased to announce that publication for this issue is now complete. This was a very rewarding collaboration yet rather hard work given the exceptional length of the issue. We have organized the content into themed sections:

TEI in relation to other semantic and modeling formalisms;

TEI as an expression of domain-specific text and data models;

TEI processing workflows and tools.

We would like to thank, first of all, the authors themselves for their scholarly contribution as well as patience with the editing and production cycle. Needless to say, the journal reviewers were instrumental to this issue taking the shape it has. Last but not least we would like to record our gratitude to our meticulous copy-editor/s (name/s?).

Three last items were just added to the table of content, namely:

Arianna Ciula and Fabio Ciotti
Editorial Introduction to Issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative

Fabio Ciotti, Maurizio Lana, and Francesca Tomasi
TEI, Ontologies, Linked Open Data: Geolat and Beyond

Karlheinz Mörth, Laurent Romary, Gerhard Budin, and Daniel Schopper
Modeling Frequency Data: Methodological Considerations on the Relationship between Dictionaries and Corpora

Previous published articles in this issue (http://jtei.revues.org/1025):

Michelle Dalmau and Kevin Hawkins – “Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated”: Findings from the TEI in Libraries Survey

Wendell Piez – TEI in LMNL: Implications for Modeling

Giliola Barbero and Francesca Trasselli – Manus OnLine and the Text Encoding Initiative Schema

Roberto Rosselli Del Turco, Giancarlo Buomprisco, Chiara Di Pietro, Julia Kenny, Raffaele Masotti, and Jacopo Pugliese – Edition Visualization Technology: A Simple Tool to Visualize TEI-based Digital Editions

Susanne Haaf, Alexander Geyken, and Frank Wiegand: The DTA “Base Format” – A TEI Subset for the Compilation of a Large Reference Corpus of Printed Text from Multiple Sources

António Rito Silva and Manuel Portela – TEI4LdoD: Textual Encoding and Social Editing in Web 2.0 Environments

Øyvind Eide – Ontologies, Data Modeling, and TEI

Monica Berti, Bridget Almas, David Dubin, Greta Franzini, Simona Stoyanova, and Gregory R. Crane – The Linked Fragment: TEI and the Encoding of Text Reuses of Lost Authors

Stefan Dumont and Martin Fechner – Bridging the Gap: Greater Usability for TEI encoding

Martin de la Iglesia and Mathias Göbel – From Entity Description to Semantic Analysis: The Case of Theodor Fontane’s Notebooks

Federico Boschetti and Angelo Mario Del Grosso – TeiCoPhiLib: A Library of Components for the Domain of Collaborative Philology

Elena González-Blanco and José Luis Rodríguez – ReMetCa: A Proposal for Integrating RDBMS and TEI-Verse

Trevor Muñoz and Raffaele Viglianti – Texts and Documents: New Challenges for TEI Interchange and Lessons from the Shelley-Godwin Archive

Seasonal greetings to all of you from the Issue 8 editorial team,

Arianna Ciula and Fabio Ciotti (Guest Editors, Issue 8), Martin Holmes (Managing Editor), Ron Van den Branden (Technical Editor), and John Walsh (General Editor)


| John A. Walsh
| Associate Professor of Information Science, School of Informatics & Computing
| Editor, The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative
| Technical Editor, Digital Humanities Quarterly
| Indiana University, 1320 East 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
| Web: <http://johnwalsh.name> Voice: +1-812-856-0707

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Literatures & Digital Humanities Librarian

UC Berkeley is currently searching for a librarian for literature and digital humanities. An ALA-accredited Master’s degree is required, and a background in literature is strongly preferred, as this person’s responsibilities include being a literature / literary studies selector. Excellent communication skills are a must; the person must be able to help translate digital humanities methods and practices for a library audience, and vice versa. In addition to serving as the librarian for literatures, the person will work closely with the Digital Humanities at Berkeley program on joint activities and initiatives between that program and the library.

The initial review of applications is November 24, 2015 ; the full job description and information on how to apply can be found here: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/LHRD/JPF00890.html
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about the position.

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Registration open for two online specialization courses on DH and digital scholarly editing @LINHD

Dear colleagues,

It is a pleasure for us to announce that registration is open for the two courses offered by the Digital Innovation Lab @UNED (LINHD): the “Experto professional en Humanidades Digitales” http://linhd.uned.es/p/titulo-propio-experto-profesional-en-humanidades-digitales/ in its second edition (specialization course in Digital Humanities), and the “Experto Profesional en Edición Digital Académica” http://linhd.uned.es/p/titulo-propio-experto-en-edicion-digital-academica/ (specialization course in Digital Scholarly Editing).
Registration is open till 1st December and admissions are limited. The courses will start in January 2015 and will end in September. Each of them consists of 30 units, and will be taught completely online and in Spanish.
We hope that this initiative will let users a deeper knowledge of digital humanities and digital scholarly editing. Please, feel free to circulate this message among all people that could be interested in following any of these programs.

Posted by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Manager, on behalf of Elena González-Blanco García, Director of the Digital Humanities Innovation Lab @UNED (LINHD)

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JTEI 8: new batch of articles published!

A fourth batch of articles for the issue 8 of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative (Selected Papers from the 2013 TEI Conference) just appeared:

TeiCoPhiLib: A Library of Components for the Domain of Collaborative Philology
Federico Boschetti and Angelo Mario Del Grosso

ReMetCa: A Proposal for Integrating RDBMS and TEI-Verse
Elena González-Blanco and José Luis Rodríguez
Texts and Documents: New Challenges for TEI Interchange and Lessons from the Shelley-Godwin Archive
Trevor Muñoz and Raffaele Viglianti
Previous published articles in this issue (http://jtei.revues.org/1025):
  • Giliola Barbero and Francesca Trasselli – Manus OnLine and the Text Encoding Initiative Schema
  • Roberto Rosselli Del Turco, Giancarlo Buomprisco, Chiara Di Pietro, Julia Kenny, Raffaele Masotti, and Jacopo Pugliese – Edition Visualization Technology: A Simple Tool to Visualize TEI-based Digital Editions
  • Susanne Haaf, Alexander Geyken, and Frank Wiegand: The DTA “Base Format” – A TEI Subset for the Compilation of a Large Reference Corpus of Printed Text from Multiple Sources
  • António Rito Silva and Manuel Portela – TEI4LdoD: Textual Encoding and Social Editing in Web 2.0 Environments
  • Øyvind Eide – Ontologies, Data Modeling, and TEI
  • Monica Berti, Bridget Almas, David Dubin, Greta Franzini, Simona Stoyanova, and Gregory R. Crane – The Linked Fragment: TEI and the Encoding of Text Reuses of Lost Authors
  • Stefan Dumont and Martin Fechner – Bridging the Gap: Greater Usability for TEI encoding
  • Martin de la Iglesia and Mathias Göbel – From Entity Description to Semantic Analysis: The Case of Theodor Fontane’s Notebooks
Once again many thanks to the editorial team (Martin Holmes, Managing Editor, Ron Van den Branden, Technical Editor, and John Walsh, General Editor) for all their hard work.
Issue 8 is almost complete now with one or two more batches to appear over the autumn.

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TEI Data Dictionary Generator

We’re happy to announce the release of the Data Dictionary Generator (DDG), a free and open source tool for creating web-formatted documentation for TEI encoding projects.

Aimed at the TEI editing community and intended to be run inside the <oXygen/> XML Editor, the DDG generates profiles of every element and attribute appearing in a TEI file. Each entry includes a definition from the TEI Guidelines, a local, project-specific definition (if provided), and a brief snapshot of how the element or attribute is actually being used. By making it easy to compare these three things, the DDG aims to help project editors reflect on current practice within their projects and quickly create stronger encoding guidelines for their collaborators.

To download the Data Dictionary Generator or to learn more, visit http://humanities.lib.rochester.edu/?p=519

Posted on behalf of Joe Easterly (Digital Humanities Librarian,
University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries, 755 Library Road, Rochester NY 14627 http://humanities.lib.rochester.edu) by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator.

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TEI 2015 Conference Program & Workshops Registration Open

The program for the 2015 TEI conference in Lyon, France is now available online: http://tei2015.huma-num.fr/en/overview/

Registration for the pre-conference workshops and registration is open: http://tei2015.huma-num.fr/en/workshops/

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Conference Announcement: JADT 2016 in Nice, France

International Conference on Statistical Analysis of Textual Data

JADT 2016 (7-10 Jun e 2016, Nice, France)

http:. //jadt2016.sciencesconf org /


Held every year since 1990 –other, the JADT Brings together 150 to 200 Researchers Involved in the automatic processing of textual and statistical data. The meeting Provides a forum in qui Their participants can present results, compares Existing tools, and exchange with colleagues on Their Methodological and practical experiences.

Occurring within the framework of the Digital Humanities, from text mining to the textual analysis of big data, the 13th JADT – JADT 2016 – Organised by BCL lab (UMR 7320) Will Be Held in Nice Lerins island, France from June 7 to 10, 2016.

Statisticians, linguists, computer scientists, discourse analysis specialists, Sociologists, historians are working digital archives, and specialists in lexicography and text mining will come together for the meeting on the Mediterranean coast, Within The local of the prestigious University of the French Riviera , the House of Nice Seminars, and the Lerins Islands off of Cannes.

Website available here http: //jadt2016.sciencesconf. org / <http: //jadt2016.sciencesconf. org />

Conference Themes:

The meeting Will focus on the implementation of models and statistical tools in the Following fields:

· Textometry, Statistical Analysis of Textual Data

· Exploratory Analysis of Textual Data

· Corpus Linguistics

· Quantitative Linguistics

· Automatic Natural Language Processing

· Annotation, Lemmatization, Linguistic Enrichment

· Statistical Analysis of Structured and Unstructured Data

· Text Classification, Textual and Lexical Mapping

· Machine Learning for Textual Data Analysis

· Retrieval and Information Extraction Information

· Text mining, Web mining, Semantic Web

· Stylometry, Discourse Analysis, Logometry

· Software for Textual Analysis

· Multilingual and Parallel Corpora

Important dates:

November 15 2015: abstract due

January 1st 2016: full paper due

February August 2016: Notification of acceptance

March July 2016: final release due

7-10 June 2016: conference (Nice-Lerins Island)

For further information, do not hesitate to contact jadt2016@unice.fr <mailto: jadt2016@unice.fr>

Posted on behalf of Damon Mayaffre, Celine POUDAT Laurent Vanni, Véronique Magri, Peter Follette, Caroline Daire, by Paul O’Shea, TEI Social Media Coordinator. 



Journées internationales d’Analyse statistique des Données Textuelles

JADT 2016 (7-10 juin 2016, Nice, France)



Les Journées internationales d’Analyse statistique des Données Textuelles (JADT) réunissent tous les deux ans, depuis 1990, 150 à 200 chercheurs travaillant dans les différents domaines concernés par les traitements automatiques et statistiques de données textuelles. Elles permettent aux participants de présenter leurs résultats, de confronter leurs outils, d’échanger sur leurs expériences pratiques et méthodologiques.

Dans le cadre du développement des humanités numériques, du text mining au traitement des big data textuelles, les  13ème  journées internationales d’analyse statistique des données textuelles – JADT 2016 – organisées par le laboratoire BCL (UMR 7320), se tiendront à Nice-îles de Lerins (France), du 7 au 10 juin 2016.

Statisticiens, linguistes, informaticiens, spécialistes d’analyse du discours, sociologues, historiens travaillant sur des archives numériques, spécialistes de lexicographie et de fouille de textes se donnent rendez-vous au bord de la Méditerranée dans le cadre prestigieux de l’Université Côte d’Azur, de la Maison des Séminaires de Nice et des îles de Lérins à Cannes.

Le site du colloque se trouve à l’adresse suivante : http://www.jadt.org < http://www.jadt.org/ >

Thèmes du colloque :

La conférence sera centrée sur les applications des modèles et des outils statistiques dans les domaines suivants :

·  Textométrie, statistique textuelle

·  Analyse exploratoire de données textuelles

·  Linguistique de corpus

·  Linguistique quantitative

·  Traitement automatique du langage naturel

·  Annotation, lemmatisation, enrichissement linguistique

·  Analyse statistique des données structurées et non structurées

·  Classification de textes, cartographie lexicale et textuelle

·  Apprentissage automatique pour l’analyse des données textuelles

·  Recherche documentaire, recherche d’informations

·  Fouille de textes, fouille du web, Web sémantique

·  Stylométrie, analyse du discours, logométrie

·  Logiciels pour l’analyse textuelle

·  Corpus multilingues et corpus parallèles

Dates importantes

15 novembre 2015: dépôt de l’abstract sur la plateforme

1er janvier 2016: dépôt de la version complète de l’article

8 février 2016: décision d’acceptation

7 mars 2016: dépôt de la version finale de l’article

7-10 juin 2016: conférence (Nice-îles de Lerins)

Pour plus d’informations ou toute question, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter à l’adresse suivante : jadt2016@unice.fr < mailto:jadt2016@unice.fr >

En comptant sur votre participation à cet événement,

Posté le nom de Damon Mayaffre, Céline Poudat, Laurent Vanni, Véronique Magri, Peter Follette , Caroline Daire, par Paul O’Shea, TEI Coordinateur des Médias Sociaux. 

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LingSIG Meeting at the 2015 TEI Conference in Lyon

This is a gentle reminder for everyone that the next LingSIG meeting is coming close. We should be able to learn soon about the exact conference schedule, but here’s a sneak peak: prepare for Thursday October 29th , from 16h30 to 18h. And again, we would like to repeat the call for micropresentations (see below). Two slots are already reserved — please kindly contact Piotr and Andreas directly (or via this list) if you would like to contribute.

Part of the SIG meeting will be devoted to a presentation/discussion of TEI-aware tools for linguists, led by the Tools SIG convener, Serge Heiden. If you happen to use a good tool and would like to share the news, or if you’re in need of some particular functionality in an existing tool, Lyon-MM is going to be the place and the time to talk about it.

[save the date!] As an additional attraction, Alexey Lavrentev has obtained the funding and made the preparations for a visit at the ICAR lab in Lyon, on Tuesday the 27th (after the pre-conference workshops have concluded — ICAR is a stone’s throw from the workshop venue). Alexey will probably need to know the rough number of prospective participants at some point, at least for the purpose of preparing a little “apéritif” afterwards.

Please let us know if you intend to come to the LingSIG meeting, and feel very welcome to reserve a slot for a micropresentation.

On behalf of Piotr and Andreas, the conveners of LingSIG,

Paul O’Shea

TEI Social Media Coordinator

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Registration Open: TEI Simple HackAThon, Lyon, Oct 26th, 2015

Registration is now open for the TEI Simple HackAThon in Lyon, on Monday, 26th of October 2015 . Please follow the link from TEI Members Meeting workshops website to register.
Deadline for registration is 15th of October . You are encouraged  to register as soon as possible to give sufficient time to prepare challenges to work on during the day.
Posted on behalf of Magdalena Turska by your TEI social media coordinator,
Paul O’Shea.

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Applications Invited for Assistant Professor Position – Digital Prototyping

Brock University’s Centre for Digital Humanities (Ontario, Canada) invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position in Digital Prototyping at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Scholars whose work intersects with digital prototyping (e.g., computer programming, human-computer interaction, industrial design, and/or locative media) connected to questions in the humanities are encouraged to apply. A demonstrated skillset related to entrepreneurship, leadership, and/or project management is also essential.

For full details, please see the position description below:


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