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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.

TEI Consortium/TEI Community Awarded ADHO’s Antonio Zampolli Prize!

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.

2016 ADE conference: “Celebrate the Vibrancy of Documentary Editing”

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.

To register, please visit this page.  The deadline for registration is 18 July.

See more in the announcement on TEI-L.

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.