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TEI Member Tuition Discount to FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Summer Institute July 30 – August 3, 2018

The Board is pleased to announce a new benefit for individual members of the TEI-C and for staff at institutional members of the TEI Consortium.

This year, the TEI-C is a partner organization of FSCI, and all TEI-C community members are eligible to receive a $150 tuition discount for FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Summer Institute (FSCI2018) hosted by the UC San Diego Library, July 30 – August 3, 2018 at the MET building on the campus of the University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA USA.

The code for this discount is TEI-MEMBER.

Call for Nominations 2018: TEI-C Board, Technical Council, and TAPAS Advisory Board

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.

Call for Papers – TEI 2018 Tokyo, Japan

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.

For more details, please visit the TEI 2018 Conference website and the Call for Papers page.

2018 and 2019 TEI Conference and Members’ Meeting

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.

TEI-C and TAPAS Call for Nominations 2017

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.

submissions open for 2017 Members Meeting and Conference

The Program Committee is pleased to announce that ConfTool is now open to accept submissions for the 2017 Members Meeting and Conference of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium. The meeting will be held at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia, Canada. Workshops are scheduled for November 11 and 12, with the conference on November 13-15.

The CFP can be found on the conference website.

Call for Nominations: Rahtz Prize for TEI Ingenuity

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 (gabriel.bodard@kcl.ac.uk), Hugh Cayless (philomousos@gmail.com), or Michelle Dalmau (mdalmau@indiana.edu).

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).

Call for Hosts: TEI Conference & Members’ Meeting, 2018 & 2019

The annual TEI Consortium Members’ Meeting and Conference is held every September/October/November, and brings together members of and contributors to the TEI community to share research, showcase tools and techniques as well as provide a report of the state of the TEI-C as part of the Members’ Business Meeting. We are now seeking applications to host the conference and members’ meeting for 2018 and 2019.

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, mdalmau@indiana.edu, 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.